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Environmental & Energy Law Section Legislative Forum 2021

Environmental & Energy Law Section Legislative Forum 2021


Changed Times, Changed Agendas.  A Look at the Intersection of Federal and State Environmental and Energy Law during the Biden Administration.  


Administration changes in the federal government are noteworthy and often are profound. This year, as the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, issues of climate change, equity, responsible stewardship of our resources, and effective environmental governance are key agenda items.

Welcome and Introductions: 

Section Chair: Nick Ward-Willis, Esq., Keane & Beane PC, White Plains

Program Chair: John L. Parker, Esq., Sahn Ward PLLC, Uniondale


NYS Legislature:

The New York State Legislators are Invited to Speak on Environmental and Energy Law Priorities and Accomplishments for Legislative Session.


Hon. Peter Harckham, Senator, 40th Senate District, New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee.


Hon. Steven Otis, Assembly Member91st District, New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee.



Panel Discussion 

Hon. Sara Kaye, Councilmember, City of New Rochelle 


Hon. Patrick Ryan, County Executive, Ulster County


Kenneth (KC) Sahl  Northeast Energy Market Leader,  VHB


Willie Janeway  Executive Director, Adirondack Council



Keynote Address:

The Acting General Counsel of USEPA has been invited to comment on the Priorities and Goals of the Biden Administration

Melissa Hoffer, Principal Deputy General Counsel, Acting General Counsel, USEPA 

Non-NYSBA members(including non-attorneys) can register for this event complimentary using the following link : Click Here

Start Date:
  • May 19, 2021
Start Time:
  • 10:00 AM
End Time:
  • 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • EELS51921
Non-Member Price: Free
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Environmental & Energy Law Section