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Friday April 15th, 2011

Energy Security and Climate Change: A Canada-US Common Approach? – Panel Two: The Bedrock of the Canada-US Energy Relationship: Fostering Job Creation and Energy Security through the Development of Clean Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas


Steven Reed, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, Washington, DC


John Felmy, Chief Economist,American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC

Steve Winberg, Vice President, Research & Development, CONSOL Energy, Pittsburgh, PA

Danielle Droitsch, Director, U.S. Policy, Pembina Institute, Washington, DC

Friday April 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Canada-United States Law Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law

The Henry T. King, Jr. Annual Conference has served as the premier forum for addressing the issues confronting the Canada-U.S. relationship. For nearly three decades, the annual conference has united members of the respective governments, corporate leaders, legal practitioners, scholars, and the media in one forum to address issues from security and trade, to energy and the environment. Along the way, the event has fostered the development of longstanding professional linkages and personal friendships on each side of the border.

This year’s conference will address the Canada-US energy relationship. It is the only event that will:

Examine the relationship from a bi-national perspective;
Provide a comprehensive review of all sectors;
Examine policy implications at the federal, state, and provincial levels;
Discuss funding initiatives that will assist companies in securing the capital needed to develop these projects.

Additional Information About Our Guest…

Steven Reed is a partner at the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his primary focus lies in the area of federal energy regulation, particularly for oil and gas pipelines.

For more than 24 years, Mr. Reed has represented an array of major US oil pipeline companies in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory agencies, and the US courts of appeals. These proceedings have involved such diverse matters as the tariff rates for the Trans Alaska Pipeline System and other Alaska pipelines, many of the leading cases in the development of the FERC’s governing oil pipeline cost-of-service approach, and a number of cases involving issues of pipeline market power. Mr. Reed also participated extensively in the FERC’s major rulemaking initiative for oil pipelines and is the author of the leading article summarizing and commenting on that rulemaking, which appeared in the Energy Law Journal in 1995. He has also spoken frequently at oil pipeline industry conferences on such topics as the history of oil pipeline regulation and the development of the FERC’s cost-of-service regulatory methodology. In addition to his active litigation practice before the FERC and the appellate courts, Mr. Reed regularly provides advice to a variety of clients on issues of FERC policy and procedure regarding oil pipelines. He has also had broad experience in the area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including a front-line role in the crafting and implementation of the first formal ADR agreement approved by the FERC.

Mr. Reed has participated in FERC proceedings involving natural gas producers and pipelines since 1982. His experience covers a wide range of gas pipeline regulatory issues, including royalty issues, abandonments and gas pipeline certificates. Mr. Reed has also been involved in advising clients regarding potential conversion of oil pipelines to gas pipelines (and vice versa), including aspects of the certification process for instituting gas pipeline service.

John Felmy is Chief Economist of API. His areas of emphasis are the economic, statistical and policy analysis of the Institute. This includes managing the production of the Institute’s weekly and monthly petroleum statistics.

He has thirty years experience in energy, economic and environmental analysis. He received Bachelors and Masters in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Maryland.

John is a member of several professional associations including the American Economics Association, the National Association for Business Economics and the International Association for Energy Economics.

Steve Winberg is CONSOL Energy’s Vice President for Research & Development, and Coal Conversion & Power Development.

Winberg has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, ranging from power generation equipment design and installation, to use of innovative fuels and holds two patents related to NOx emissions reduction using coal and natural gas. Winberg has worked on a variety of emerging energy initiatives including carbon capture and sequestration, coal-to-liquids, greenhouse gas reduction technology, fluidized bed combustion, emulsified fuels, fuel cells and coal-water slurry applications.

Winberg has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear science from the State University of New York Maritime College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Winberg began his career with Foster Wheeler as a start-up engineer on coal-fired utility boilers, spent 14 years in the natural gas industry working on various power development projects and environmental and regulatory issues. He represented the gas industry on EPA’s Acid Rain Advisory Committee and participated in various regulatory rulemaking initiatives involving end-use application of natural gas.

CONSOL Energy is a multi-energy producer of coal, gas and electricity. CONSOL produces both high-Btu coal and gas from reserves located mainly east of the Mississippi River. CONSOL Energy is a major fuel supplier to the electric power industry in the northeast quadrant of the United States. CONSOL. is the largest producer of high-Btu bituminous coal in the United States and the largest natural gas producer in the Appalachian Basin.

Danielle Droitsch is the Director of U.S. Policy at the Pembina Institute. She joined the Institute in 2010 working in Washington D.C. Previously, Danielle served as the Executive Director of WaterMatters, an Alberta-based organization focused on watershed protection. Before that, she directed Bow Riverkeeper, part of the Waterkeeper Alliance.

She has worked for U.S.-based organizations at the national and regional levels on energy, national parks and watershed protection, including the National Parks Conservation Association.

Danielle has authored a number of publications on a range of law and policy issues under both Canadian and United States environmental laws.

Danielle has a degree in law from the University of Tennessee and undergraduate degrees in science and history from James Madison University. Danielle is originally from Arlington, Virginia and came to Canada to be with her husband David Kalbfleisch who is originally from Kitchener-Waterloo.