The challenges to the denial of the Keystone XL pipeline simultaneously in both U.S. Federal Court and through the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) investment chapter raise issues regarding how challenges to U.S. regulatory actions might be handled in international arbitration and the future of new trade agreements. The Administrative Law Section Energy Committee, International Environmental and Resource Law Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and Environmental Law Institute will host a discussion on the dual tracks chosen in the Keystone XL pipeline context, and more generally the implications of such challenges under NAFTA and other trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Speakers include Dan Magraw, School of Advanced International Studies; Bill Snape, Center for Biological Diversity and Professor at American University Washington College of Law; Dr. Todd Weiler, University of Western Ontario, London; and moderator Jim Rubin, Dorsey & Whitney.
This event will be held at the D.C. Bar offices (1101 K Street NW, Washington, DC), Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Please visit here for details on how to register.