Downey Brand attorneys Andrea Clark
and Arielle Harris
are speaking at the California State Bar, Environmental Law Section’s North Coast Environmental Tectonics Conference (“Your Voice, Your Future” – Rivers, Tribes, Cannabis and Environmental Change) on November 3, 2017 in Eureka.
Andrea Clark is co-presenting on the panel, “AB 52 and a New Era in Tribal Engagement on Environmental Review and Regulation,” which will examine the legal requirements and other important considerations for tribal and cultural resources under federal and state law for public and private projects.
Arielle Harris is moderating two panels. The first, “Addressing Housing Issues in the Coastal Zone,” will begin with an overview of the Coastal Act followed by an in-depth discussion of the recent developments with respect to Coastal Commission regulation of housing-related issues, including permitting for homeless shelters, affordable housing, and short-term rentals in the Coastal Zone. The second, “The Evolving Role of State Law in the Protection of Stream and Surrounding Resources,” will highlight the evolving regulatory protections for watercourses, and their application to new challenges, including cannabis regulation.