GHG and CCS Regulatory and Legal Framework
This 1-day course reviews the evolving regulatory and legal frameworks that will govern Green House Gases (GHG) and the emerging field of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). As with any industrial activity, CCS will require various operating rules. In this course, participants will gain and understanding of the broad legal framework that defines the day-to-day operating procedures of the industry. Topics include:
• United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)
• The Kyoto Protocol, Copenhagen Accord and the Cancun Agreement
• Current international climate negotiations
• Surface and subsurface property rights issues for geologic storage
• Remaining gaps in legislation and regulation
Why You Should Attend
Lawmakers at both the national and state level are moving on issues that will affect all future CCS projects. This is your chance to learn from one of the industry’s leading legal experts.
Who Should Attend
This course is for oil and gas professionals, executives, managers, regulators and attorneys who need to understand the basic legal and regulatory framework that is shaping the emerging CCS industry.
0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.
To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.
For more details, please contact us at email@example.com.
Kipp Coddington represents investors in and developers of conventional and renewable energy projects in the United States and abroad. Considered an expert on carbon capture and storage (CCS), Coddington led the formation of and is counsel to the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Association. In 2007, he testified before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on CCS long-term stewardship. In early 2010, the State of California invited him to serve on its CCS Review Panel. He is a member of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission’s CCS Task Force and has assisted on recent CCS-reports issued by the National Coal Council.
Coddington is a member of the state bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia. He holds a BS in chemical engineering from Purdue University and earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.
Darrick W. Eugene is an attorney and consultant in private practice in Austin, Texas. Prior to establishing his private practice, he practiced law in the areas of public finance and public policy with Vinson & Elkins, LLP. He has experience representing clients in public finance, economic development, public policy, and environmental law. In 2007, Eugene helped to form and now serves as the general counsel for the Texas Carbon Capture and Storage Association, an industry association focused on the development of a commercial carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry in Texas.
Eugene specializes in assisting clients with legislative drafting and advocacy at the state level. He also consults with organizations like the Southern States Energy Board and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, advises clients and policymakers regarding the legal and regulatory issues associated with different CCS proposals, and is often asked to speak on CCS and related matters.
Eugene earned his BA from The University of Texas, his MPA from The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, and JD from The University of Texas School of Law.
Melita Elmore is an environmental scientist with over ten years experience in designing lesson plans and courses, teaching, curriculum development, training, and multimedia productions (DVD/CD, LMS, self-paced CBT). She has been a consultant with international engineering firms dealing with such issues as carbon capture and storage, environmental management systems (EMS), environmental compliance. Elmore has also been an instructor teaching oil and gas regulations, environmental science and general science courses for adults, community college students, and also as a science teacher for high school and middle school. She earned her MS from the University of North Texas.
Elmore has produced multi-media environmental training for various clients, including script writing and storyboards, supervision of production crews, provided voice-over narration and oversaw post-production editing. She is certified under California Community College Association to teach environmental science, water technology and general biology, and is certified for high school and middle school science under Southern States registration association for private schooling. Elmore has taught courses on environmental regulations for the oil and gas industry, environmental compliance and regulations (air, water and waste), environmental science, water quality regulations, general biology, zoology, general chemistry, hazardous materials/waste issues and chemical health and safety.