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Friday, July 19 • 8:30am - 10:10am
II. Energy Policy and Environmental Regulation Reform and Implications for Florida

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David Cabrales, former general counsel for Energy Secretary Rick Perry while he was Governor of Texas, will discuss the partial deregulation of electric power in Texas which began more than fifteen years ago, and Lila Jaber, former Florida Public Service Commissioner, will explain what utility deregulation could mean for Florida in light of a recent ballot initiative. They will debate “deregulation” implications for energy costs, reliance on fossil fuels, infrastructure, and distributed and renewable energy.  In other deregulation efforts, the Trump administration has initiated the reversal of dozens of environmental laws to create jobs, help businesses, and improve economic growth.   Ken Kosky, who has helped with the environmental permits for many thousands of megawatts of power plants, will share his insights on EPA’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan, why carbon dioxide emissions continue to fall, whether air quality will be impacted by weakened environmental regulations, and whether the Green New Deal might be successful.  The panel will also discuss EPA’s reduced enforcement activities and the resulting burden on states to pick up any slack, and EPA’s deregulation of wetlands, the apparent increased flexibility for states, and what this means for Florida and its water quality.  You will not want to miss these cutting-edge and thought-provoking conversations about the trickle-down effects of deregulation. 

Speakers
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Ken Kosky

Principal, Golder Associates
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Angela Morrison

Attorney, Partner, Earth & Water Law, PLLC
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Lila Jaber

Shareholder, GUNSTER
In her third decade of regulatory policy and government practice, Lila Jaber leads a statewide regulatory and legislative government affairs practice and serves as the Regional Managing Shareholder for one of the largest commercial law firms in Florida, Gunster. Notably, Lila is also... Read More →
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David Cabrales

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
I served as general counsel to Texas Governor Rick Perry from 2007 to 2009 and, along with my legal team, provided advice to the governor and the governor’s staff on a variety of topics at the intersection of law and public policy.


Friday July 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:10am
Calusa 4-5

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