Issues & Ideas Forum, Jan. 20, 2011
Listen to Expert Speakers Over Lunch
Lawmakers, news media and other interested friends are cordially
invited to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's
JANUARY 20 ISSUES & IDEAS FORUM
"The EPA's War on Energy"
Peter S. Glaser
Partner, Troutman Sanders
DATE: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011
TIME: Noon - 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Lansing Center, Rooms 204-205,
333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
COST: Lunch is provided at no charge with reservation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has
declared war on America’s primary sources of energy. The EPA is deploying an
army of proposed regulations that will drive up the cost of conventional fuel
sources used for powering factories and heating homes. These changes will
threaten the reliability of the U.S. power grid, which is essential to our way
The EPA is no longer interpreting existing law;
these proposed rules are in the realm of lawmaking.
Congress declined to pass cap-and-trade legislation to limit total greenhouse
gas emissions, recognizing that a de facto energy tax would impede an already
anemic economic recovery. Undeterred, President Barack Obama is using EPA
regulations to limit energy production and use, including regulating CO2 under
the Clean Air Act, classifying coal fly ash as a hazardous waste, imposing stricter
standards for ozone and creating new rules for industrial boiler use.
S. Glaser is an attorney specializing in energy and environmental law in
Washington, D.C. Glaser, who received a J.D. from George Washington University,
in environmental regulation and litigation, particularly in the area of air
quality and global climate change. He has taken part in numerous EPA rulemakings
and judicial appeals at the local, state and federal levels. Glaser has testified
on climate change issues before Congress and is an expert on greenhouse gas
regulatory and legislative matters.
luncheon begins at noon. To make reservations, please call the Mackinac Center at 989-631-0900 by 5 p.m.
on Jan. 17, 2011.
Purpose of the Issues & Ideas Forum
The nature of the legislative process is such that public policy
debates are often framed by specific constituencies and political pragmatism
rather than by sound principles. By offering a forum for wide-ranging
discussion, the Mackinac
Center for Public Policy
hopes to broaden the debate to include theoretical and philosophical ideals -
and how to achieve them. The best interests of Michigan residents can be served only when
legislation incorporates our best understanding of legal, economic,
psychological, moral and scientific principles.