Strengthening the Great Blue Wall: The West Coast Response to Offshore Drilling

Event Schedule

8:30–9:00 am

Coffee & Registration

9:00–9:15 am

Welcoming Remarks

Dean L. Song Richardson, UCI School of Law

Chris Lobo, Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation

9:15–9:30 am

Background: How Did We Get Here? 

Linda Krop, Environmental Defense Center

9:30–10:30 am

Panel 1: State Governmental Legal Tools

Jennifer Lucchesi, California State Lands Commission

Andy Lanier, OR Dept. of Land, Conservation and Development

Hilary Franz, WA Commissioner of Public Lands

Moderator: Michael Robinson-Dorn, UCI School of Law

10:30–10:45 am


10:45–11:40 am

Panel 2: State Legislative Action

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, CA State Senate

Sen. Kevin Ranker, WA State Senate

Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation (Oregon)

Moderator: Melissa Kelly, UCI School of Law

11:40 am–12:30 pm

Panel 3: Aboriginal, Tribal & Treaty Rights

Gina James, Quinault Indian Nation

Chad Bowechop, Makah Tribe

Moderator: Deborah Sivas, Stanford Law School

12:30–1:30 pm


1:30–2:15 pm

Panel 4: Local Government Approaches

Crystal Dingler, Mayor, City of Ocean Shores, WA

Onno Husing, Director, Lincoln County Dept of Planning & Development, OR

Dan Haifley, Executive Director, O'Neill Sea Odyssey

Moderator: Alejandro Camacho, UCI School of Law

2:15–3:00 pm

Panel 5: Campaign Strategies & Coalition Building

Mariel Combs, Oceana

Sandy Aylesworth, NRDC

Letise LaFeir, Resources Legacy Fund

Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation

Moderator: Elizabeth Taylor, UCI School of Law

3:00–3:15 pm


3:15–4:10 pm

Panel 6: Community Impacts

Bob Keefe, E2

Dale Beasley, Coalition of Coastal Fisheries

Marce Graudiņš, Azul

Angela Mooney D’Arcy, Sacred Places Institute

Moderator: Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation

4:10–5:00 pm

Panel 7: Federal and State Litigation

Miyoko Sakashita, Center for Biological Diversity

Linda Krop, Environmental Defense Center

Brettny Hardy, Earthjustice

Moderator: Angela Howe, Surfrider Foundation

5:00–5:30 pm

Next Steps: Imperatives for Action

Deborah Sivas, Stanford Law School

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