Liz Williamson Speaks at Engineering & Operations Conference

Liz Williamson, partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and member of Balch’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice, presented at the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Engineering and Operations Conference, which focused on addressing operational and regulatory challenges confronting stakeholders in the public power sector.

Liz co-presented with Carolyn Slaughter, the Senior Director of Environmental Policy for the American Public Power Association. Together, they provided a comprehensive analysis of upcoming regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, covering aspects such as air quality, water management, waste disposal, and climate considerations. The discussion highlighted the potential implications of these impending regulations on energy transition initiatives, forthcoming projects, and the timing of possible legal actions.

The conference, which took place April 7-10, 2024, gathered public power professionals charged with designing, developing, and maintaining the nation's electric system.

The APPA serves as the representative body for not-for-profit, community-owned utilities supplying electricity to 2,000 towns and cities across the United States. It advocates on behalf of public power interests before the federal government, aiming to safeguard the needs of over 49 million individuals served by public power utilities, as well as the 96,000 employees within this sector. The association offers guidance and advocacy on various aspects of electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operational matters.

Liz Williamson is a partner at Balch & Bingham in the Washington, D.C. office.  Liz has experience in all aspects of environmental law and has focused her career on power sector and manufacturing industries. She routinely provides advice on federal and state rulemaking, Title V permitting, emissions monitoring, litigation, enforcement and compliance. Liz spent a substantial part of 2023 advocating for changes in the proposed greenhouse gas rules, air toxics standards, NEPA and the CCR rule revisions. 

Liz has been recognized among "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business and by Chambers USA in Environmental Law.