Jackson Walker partner Michael J. Nasi joined a panel discussion on “CCUS Policy and Policymaking” during the RECS 2021 program on December 6, 2021. Fellow panelists included Steven M. Carpenter, Ph.D. (Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute), Sallie Greenberg, Ph.D. (Illinois State Geological Survey – University of Illinois), and Michael Weiner (Van Ness Feldman LLP and Carbon Utilization Research Council).
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, RECS is the premier carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) education and training experience and career network for graduate students and early career professionals in the United States. RECS 2021 discussed CCUS research, development, and demonstration projects and how policy and business drivers impact the field. More information about the program can be found on the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management website.
Michael J. Nasi serves as founder and Chair of Jackson Walker’s Climate Change & Carbon Management group and is also active in the Jackson Walker’s Environmental and Energy practice areas. His compliance counseling, permitting, and enforcement defense work spans a wide range of federal and state energy and environmental regulatory programs. Mike is counsel for parties in ongoing regulatory proceedings relating to carbon dioxide, interstate air quality, regional haze, and coal combustion residuals, including appeals pending before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He also practices before the EPA, TCEQ, the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Texas Legislature.
Mike serves as Special Counsel for Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) and is heavily involved in the Board’s CCUS-related activities, along with his many other CCUS affiliations across the country. He is also the Director of Life:Powered, Special Counsel to Wyoming’s Energy Policy Network (EPN), an advisory board member for North Dakota’s Environmental Research Center (EERC), and a visiting instructor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin and Rice University in Houston.
To explore the Firm’s representation of energy clients in developing and deploying incentives and projects for the capture, transportation, utilization, and storage of carbon dioxide, visit the Energy and Climate Change & Green Initiatives practice pages.