VIDEO: Policy: Energy Justice

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Martz Summer Conference (4th: 2012: Boulder, Colo.)



1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Policy: Energy Justice

Moderator: Sarah Krakoff, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, CO


Ethics Framework: Marilyn Averill, Attorney and Doctoral Student in Environmental Studies, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado, Boulder

Intersection of Federal Energy Policies with Indian Trust & Sovereignty: Jennifer Turner, Attorney-Advisor, Division of Indian Affairs, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Health and Environmental Justice Policies: Jim Martin, Regional Administrator, Region 8, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, CO

Commentator: Kim Craven, Senior Project Leader in the Integrated Applications Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO


Sarah Krakoff

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The future of the planet may depend upon our ability to increase energy supplies even as we reduce carbon emissions. This conference will address how a low-carbon energy program might evolve with a particular focus on the American West. It will focus on the future of energy in the West--on a “managed transition” to a different energy mix, on the need to nest this effort in a framework that acknowledges interconnections, and on identifying the most salient opportunities to consider the legal, political, financial, and technical challenges.