The Clean Power Plan

Feb. 19, 2:30 pm, Weinmann Hall, Room 251

The EPA and the Obama administration have introduced a groundbreaking new policy that seeks to cut the nation’s carbon emissions from the power sector by 32% by 2030, the lynchpin of America’s response to climate change. Does it go too far under the Clean Air Act?

This panel is sponsored by the Federal Bar Association!

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Pope Barrow, Former Legislative Counsel of the US House of Representatives

Mr. Barrow is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. He worked for almost 40 years as an attorney in the Office of the Legislative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives.  He is now retired, spending most of his time on sailboats in the US and elsewhere, both offshore and coastal. During his legal career, he was involved in the writing of Federal environmental law, energy law, mining law and public land law, including the Clean Air Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act, Superfund, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Alaska Lands Act and hundreds of other laws.


Bob Sloan, Director of LSU Energy Law Center, Former General Counsel of Entergy



Suzanne Murray, Partner, Haynes & Boone, Former General Counsel of EPA Region 6

Murray_Suzanne_100x150Suzanne has a varied practice in environmental law with a particular emphasis on the Clean Air Act and climate issues.  Prior to joining Haynes and Boone she was the Regional Counsel for EPA, Region 6 where she supervised all federal regulatory and enforcement matters for Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.



Kenneth Gelburd (moderator), Federal Bar Association’s Section on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources

Kenneth Gelburd received his J.D. from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. He recently retired, after thirty-five years, from his post as Assistant Regional Counsel in the Southeastern Regional Office of Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, where he represented and counseled DEP officials on a wide variety of environmental issues. He has practiced successfully in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Third Circuit, U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in Pennsylvania, and in various Pennsylvania trial and appellate tribunals. Mr. Gelburd is a Board Member and past Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Section on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (EENR). This year’s Summit represents the seventh in which he has moderated a panel as part of EENR’s co-sponsorship.