Lunch Talk with Jason Grumet, President of the Bipartisan Policy Center- Thursday, Feb. 27th at 12:00 pm in WCC 2012: Join ELS and the Law and Government Program for a lunch talk with Jason Grumet on Thursday, February 27th in WCC 2012. Jason Grumet is founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Throughout his career, Grumet has worked at the intersection of policy and politics. In 2007, with the leadership of former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, he founded BPC to develop and promote bipartisan solutions to the country’s most difficult public policy challenges. From 2001 to 2011 Grumet directed the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) which is now a former BPC project. Prior to leading the Energy Commission, Grumet was the Executive Director of NESCAUM (Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management), a nonprofit association of air quality agencies in the Northeast. Grumet will discuss paths forward on environmental issues and how to break partisan gridlock in DC.
Yale New Directions in Environmental Law Conference- Saturday, March 1st: This year’s New Directions in Environmental Law Conference at Yale, Breaking the Stalemate, will examine ways to speed up environmental progress in the most challenging environments. The keynote address will be delivered by Cape Wind CEO Jim Gordon, who will provide a private-sector perspective on the many obstacles that stand in the way of renewable energy development. Panel discussions will explore how environmental policy must change in an era of legislative gridlock and budget austerity—with government’s capacity hobbled, how will environmentalists respond?—and how innovative regulatory schemes can shift the debate over controversial energy sources like hydrofracked natural gas. For more details check out the ELS weekly email or the conference website.
26th Annual NAELS Conference: Environmental Justice, Where Are We Now? March 28-29th: Check out the conference tab above for more details!