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NAEM Web Seminar - 60 Days into the Obama Administration
Webinar: The Obama Administration

NAEM Web Seminars are an easy and cost-effective way to share a learning experience with your colleagues. With one registration you can gather your entire EHS team around a computer or projector screen to collectively participate and brainstorm ideas.

60 Days into the Obama Administration: The Likely Impacts on EHS, Energy and Sustainability Policy

60 Days into the Obama Administration: The Likely Impacts on EHS, Energy and Sustainability Policy

March 31, 2009
1:00 -2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

Barack Obama has taken office, following a campaign which promised "Change.” So, what change is coming and how will it affect me?

This web seminar will provide insight into the priorities and workings of the new administration, and will answer questions such as:

  • What are the administration’s top priorities in 2009 and beyond? What is the likelihood these priorities will be achieved?
  • What can we expect on some of the most pressing environmental issues such as global climate change and water supply?
  • How is the new EPA shaping up under the new EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson?
  • How is the new Energy Czar impacting environmental policymaking at EPA?
  • How are the states impacted by priorities under the new administration?

This web seminar is perfect for:

  • Anyone who will be affected by environmental policy changes
  • Corporations with compliance programs
  • EHS professionals seeking to be prepared for the next four years

Featuring presentations by:

  • Steve Brown, Executive Director, ECOS
  • Charlie Grizzle, Chairman, The Grizzle Company
  • John Walke, Clean Air Director, NRDC

Moderated by: Mark Anderson, Stateside Associates

Speaker Biographies:

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Mr. Brown joined ECOS in September 1996, after having assisted in its creation in 1993. From 1985 to 1996 he was the Director of The Council of State Governments' Environmental Policy Center, where he conducted numerous environmental and technical policy studies on state-federal issues. He worked for Kentucky's Division of Air and the Division of Permits; and later he spent four years with private engineering firms. A native Kentuckian, he is the author of numerous articles, monographs, and books on environment and technology.

Charlie Grizzle

Charlie Grizzle

As a senior attorney and the Director of NRDC's Clean Air Program, Mr. Walke works on national legislation, litigation and EPA rulemakings that will have the greatest impact on ensuring clean air for all Americans. His work focuses on reducing smog, soot and toxic air pollution from power plants, factories, vehicles and other sources. He joined NRDC in 2000 from EPA's Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a clean air attorney for over three years. Prior to that, Mr. Walke was an associate attorney at a private law firm in Washington.

John Walke

John Walke

Mr. Grizzle began his government career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as Confidential Assistant to the Secretary, and then served for five years as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration where he shared policy and operational oversight responsibilities for seven agencies. In 1988 he was nominated by President Reagan and confirmed by the United States Senate to be the Assistant Administrator for Administration and Resources Management at the U.S. EPA, and remained in that position under President Bush until 1991. The Grizzle Company combines an intimate knowledge of Congress and the Executive Branch with a keen political insight into the legislative and regulatory development process to assist public, private and nonprofit clients.

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