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December 13, 2017

Clean Air Act Impacts at Wastewater Utilities

Emily Jackson, Environmental Regulatory Counsel, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Denver, CO

Emily Jackson is the Environmental Regulatory Counsel for the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver, CO.  The Metro District operates two wastewater treatment plants, a fifty-five-thousand-acre farm and extensive collection systems that serve over 60 local governments and special districts comprising of over 1.8 million people in the Denver Metro Area.  Prior to taking the position at the Metro District, Ms. Jackson worked for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Ms. Jackson holds a BA from University of Colorado and a JD from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.  She is a member of the Colorado bar.   


Hot Topics in Clean Air Act Regulation

Jeffrey A. Knight, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington, D.C. 

Jeffrey Knight, the leader of Pillsbury’s Washington, D.C., Environmental & Natural Resources practice, has spearheaded many challenges to environmental agency rulings and Clean Air Act regulations.  Mr. Knight advises and represents businesses and trade associations regarding environmental risk management, compliance, disclosure and disputes, including renewable energy development and acquisitions; public-private ventures and public-private partnerships; Environmental Protection Agency and state enforcement actions; and private party environmental litigation.  Mr. Knight advises clients in the energy and infrastructure development, defense, construction, real estate, agricultural, chemical and waste sectors on agency rulemaking and compliance with federal and state environmental laws, including the Clean Air and Clean Water acts, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and National Environmental Policy Act.


Resiliency Planning in a Changing Political Climate 

Margaret E. Peloso, Counsel, Environmental & Natural Resources, Vinson & Elkins, Washington, D.C. 

Margaret Peloso’s areas of practice are environmental law and climate change.  With respect to climate change, she handles a variety of matters, including advising on climate change risk management, with a particular emphasis on the changing regulatory environment, and climate change adaptation issues.  Ms. Peloso works on a variety of complex environmental litigation matters, with a particular focus on issues related to expert witnesses and the use of scientific evidence in litigation.  She also deals extensively with the notice and comment process on a wide range of federal environmental regulations. Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, Ms. Peloso completed her PhD in environment at Duke University, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on legal and policy issues associated with sea-level rise adaptation.  Ms. Peloso has authored several articles on climate change and environmental law and presented papers on a variety of climate change topics at academic and industry conferences, as well as before various federal agency groups exploring climate change adaptation.