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Outlook 2014: The Environmental Agenda in the Year Ahead

Outlook 2014: The Environmental Agenda in the Year Ahead
Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Andrew Childers, Bloomberg BNA; Alan Kovski, Bloomberg BNA; Larry Pearl, Bloomberg BNA; Patricia Rizzuto, Bloomberg BNA; Amena H. Saiyid, Bloomberg BNA
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As 2014 gets into gear, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to make some significant regulatory decisions, while Congress may also act in a number of key areas. From carbon dioxide limits for new and existing power plants and new requirements to control new and existing chemicals to expanded jurisdiction for the EPA under the Clean Water Act and new rules for fracking on federal lands, potential policy actions this year could have a significant impact on the regulated community.

Join Bloomberg BNA and our expert panel of speakers that includes Bloomberg BNA reporters and editors for a live webinar that will discuss the outlook for 2014 and analyze the key environmental policy issues before Congress, the EPA and other federal agencies.

Educational Objectives:

•Address final rules on carbon dioxide performance standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants and proposed emissions guidelines for existing plants
•Explore the proposed rule to address interstate transport of air pollution and a more protective air quality standard for ozone
•Examine final rules on effluent limits and standards for cooling water intake towers at power plants and a proposed rule on the scope of waters covered by the Clean Water Act
•Evaluate continued fine tuning by Congress of legislation to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act as the EPA decides whether to place any limits on existing chemicals recently subject to risk assessments
•Discuss final rule addressing fracking on federal lands and final guidance on fracking with diesel fuels

All registrants of this webinar will receive a complimentary copy of the Environment Reporter's 2014 Outlook (a $75 value).

Who Would Benefit From Attending This Program:
Environmental attorneys, environmental consultants, policy experts, and other professionals tracking regulatory and policy developments in the environmental arena that may impact the business and industry.

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of environmental policy and regulation
CPE Delivery method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications
Recommended CPE credit: 1.5 credit
Anticipated CLE credits: 1.5 credits (may vary based on locations requested)

Register easily and securely to reserve your space now for Bloomberg BNA's upcoming EHS Webinar and get a $75 discount as a Bloomberg BNA subscriber! Or, call 800-372-1033, menu Option 6, submenu Option 1, and refer to the date and title of this conference. Lines are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, excluding most federal holidays.

In addition, you’ll receive:
Personal attention. Once you’ve registered, send your questions in advance to and they’ll be included in the program. You’ll also have a chance to ask your questions during the Webinar.
Follow-up materials. You need no materials upfront to follow along to our live conference. But Bloomberg BNA always issues a follow-up e-mail with contact information for our speakers as well as other materials related to the topic.
CLE and CPE credits will be available for this EHS Webinar.

Andrew Childers, Bloomberg BNA; Alan Kovski, Bloomberg BNA; Larry Pearl, Bloomberg BNA; Patricia Rizzuto, Bloomberg BNA; Amena H. Saiyid, Bloomberg BNA

Andrew Childers joined Bloomberg BNA in April 2008 and covers the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulatory program under the Clean Air Act and issues related to biofuels and fuel efficiency. He also has covered air pollution, endangered species, and environmental enforcement. Prior to joining Bloomberg BNA, he worked as a reporter in Annapolis, Md., where he covered state utility regulation, the Chesapeake Bay cleanup, and consumer affairs, and transportation. He has won numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, the Suburban Newspaper Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is a graduate of Frostburg (Md.) State University.

Alan Kovski joined Bloomberg BNA in 2009 and covers natural resource issues, specifically the environmental issues connected to energy, water, forests, mining, agriculture and endangered species. Prior to joining BBNA, Alan worked as a reporter covering energy subjects in the mainstream press at four metropolitan newspapers and one news magazine in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Larry Pearl is the director of the EHS News Division at Bloomberg BNA. Previously, Larry was managing editor for International Environment Reporter and Energy and Climate Report within the EHS News Division. Prior to coming to Bloomberg BNA, Larry worked as a managing editor and reporter for publications covering chemical, air and climate policy. He also has worked as a consultant at several energy and environmental consulting firms.

Patricia Rizzuto covers chemicals, risk assessment, toxicology, and related sciences at Bloomberg BNA, where she has worked on these and waste issues for 13 years. Special features she has written include a special report documenting that EPA spent less than 1 percent of its 2008 enforcement budget enforcing core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act and another special report exploring the dynamic that has prompted the U.S. to negotiate for and sign nearly a dozen multilateral environmental treaties but ratify none. She received a bachelor’s in communications from Juniata College in Huntington, Pa.

Amena H. Saiyid has been covering water pollution, pipeline safety programs, and congressional appropriations for Bloomberg BNA since 2005. She also has reported on U.S. coal, emissions and uranium markets for Platts Inc., a news publication for energy and metals pricing and news. In 2012, she won the 2011 Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Award for in-depth analysis of the congressional spending impasse. In 2004-2005, she served as an American Political Science Association congressional journalism fellow on energy and environmental issues with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). She also has won journalism awards from the Virginia Press Association and the Suburban Newspapers of America. Amena holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The College of William & Mary and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.