Lindsay S. See, Solicitor General, State of West Virginia
Lawson Fite, General Counsel, American Forest Products Council
Thomas Jackson, Special Counsel, Baker Botts L.L.P.
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About the program:
“Citizen suits” challenging environmental emissions permits have become regrettably commonplace for enterprises engaged in major energy, transportation infrastructure, and other large projects. One such permit challenge aimed at the Keystone XL pipeline led to an unprecedented injunction against issuance of a general, nationwide water permit. Our speakers will discuss the ongoing appeal of that injunction, the legal, economic, and broader policy impacts of the suit, and other developments related to the disruption caused by activist litigation.