On Dec. 7, 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) began the process of updating California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) by holding a virtual workshop where CARB staff discussed their initial amendment proposals. The goal of the LCFS update is to align the LCFS with CARB’s AB 32 Scoping Plan Update, which will be finalized in 2022. Any changes that result from this effort may be implemented by 2024.

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Photo of Tim Swickard Tim Swickard

Tim Swickard focuses his practice on federal and state environmental regulatory compliance and litigation, real estate development, land use entitlement, environmental compliance, hazardous waste, and water law. He represents recycling, environmental cleanup, transportation industry businesses, commercial and residential developers, Indian Nations, public agencies,

Tim Swickard focuses his practice on federal and state environmental regulatory compliance and litigation, real estate development, land use entitlement, environmental compliance, hazardous waste, and water law. He represents recycling, environmental cleanup, transportation industry businesses, commercial and residential developers, Indian Nations, public agencies, and landowners. Tim previously served as the director and chief counsel for Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Tim counsels clients on a wide array of topics related to environmental and regulatory law, including USEPA, USCOE, Cal/EPA, USFSW, CDFW, FDA, USDA, and CDFA. He also represents clients in OSHA Workplace Health and Safety facility regulatory compliance and enforcement defense, permitting and licensing, transportation, and storage.

Tim represents clients in brownfields development and other fields where energy law, real estate law, and governmental regulation overlap, such as CEQA, NEPA, wetlands, endangered species, transportation law, natural resource damages, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, contaminated site cleanup cost allocation, mining, timber harvesting, agricultural law, and legislative and regulatory advocacy.

Photo of Thomas R. Brill Thomas R. Brill

Thomas R. Brill has deep legal and management experience in the energy industry and has represented clients in virtually every electricity and natural gas restructuring proceeding in California for over three decades. Tom also has comprehensive experience in regulatory litigation, as well as…

Thomas R. Brill has deep legal and management experience in the energy industry and has represented clients in virtually every electricity and natural gas restructuring proceeding in California for over three decades. Tom also has comprehensive experience in regulatory litigation, as well as strategy and policy development to address rapidly changing laws, regulations, and market dynamics as well as technological disruptions that are leading to significant changes in the energy industry. Tom also has comprehensive experience addressing issues related to the integration of central station and distributed renewable generation, including electricity storage, smart grid technologies, and the impacts of utility rate design and cost allocation on competitive entry by third party providers and utility stranded cost exposure.

Photo of Madeline Orlando Madeline Orlando

Madeline Orlando is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Sacramento office. She represents clients in environmental matters, focusing on regulatory issues, hazardous waste litigation, and state regulations including California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act.

Photo of Deepi K. Miller Deepi K. Miller

Deepi K. Miller is a regulatory attorney and business litigator who represents clients in all phases of regulatory enforcement litigation, regulatory compliance, and commercial litigation. Deepi advises and defends local and national clients in the apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, food and beverage, supplement and…

Deepi K. Miller is a regulatory attorney and business litigator who represents clients in all phases of regulatory enforcement litigation, regulatory compliance, and commercial litigation. Deepi advises and defends local and national clients in the apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, food and beverage, supplement and recycling industries, among others, on California-specific consumer safety regulations, including Proposition 65. Her practice includes litigation and counseling under environmental and consumer protection laws, involving private party plaintiffs and governmental enforcement agencies, including the CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), CA Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), CA Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), and CA Energy Commission (CEC), among others.