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Legal Landscape of Tribal Renewable Energy Development Conference

November 21, 2013 1:30PM MST to November 22, 2013 9:30PM MST

Tempe, Arizona

The Office of Indian Energy and the Indian Legal Program (ILP) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University are co-hosting a two-day conference on the legal issues and considerations for developing renewable energy projects in Indian Country. Attendees will learn about:

  • Federal Indian laws and regulations on leasing and right-of-ways, including the HEARTH Act and Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
  • National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act
  • State jurisdiction and taxation
  • Transmission, including the power marketing authorities and legal authorities at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Contracting considerations for leases, development agreements, and power purchase agreements
  • Corporate structures and project ownership.

The conference will take place Thursday, November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, November 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This activity may qualify for up to 10 General Continuing Legal Education and at least 1.5 Ethics/Professional Responsibility Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits for the State Bar of Arizona. New Mexico MCLE board approval is pending.

Registration fees:

  • Early registration rate deadline extended to Nov. 14: $350
  • On-site registration rate: $500
  • Special 25th Anniversary ILP alumni rate (before Nov. 14): $300
  • Elected tribal leaders: FREE (but advance registration required). Call Darlene Lester at 480-965-7715 or email

View the draft agenda and register.

Arizona State University
Memorial Union, Turquoise Ballroom MU 220

301 East Orange Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

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