Pilar M. Thomas, Partner

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California Public Utility Commission Issues New Rules to Promote Community Microgrid Deployment and Explicitly Includes TribesEnergy, Environment & Natural ResourcesPilar M. ThomasBackground On June 11, 2020, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) issued its "Decision Adopting Short-Term Actions to Accelerate Microgrid Deployment and Related Resiliency Solutions," D20-06-017, an initial decision under Track 1 of Rulemaking No. 19-09-009 to implement SB 1339 (2018).... Read More
Presentation "Tribal Clean Energy Development and Utility Support: Path to Economic Recovery from COVID-19" Quarles & Brady Seminar Pilar M. Thomas, Marian C. LaLonde
Article "2020 Will Be Bullish For Tribal Clean Energy Development" Law360
Article "Tribal Utility Development" Arizona Attorney
Media Mention "Native Groups Say Lender Ruling Cramps Tribal Businesses" Law360 (Quoted in Article)
Media Mention "Tribes Urge Developer Focus on Economic Diversity, Sustainability" Phoenix Business Journal (Quoted in Article)
"Tribal Energy Resources, Policies & Potential" The Talking Stick, Arizona State University (Podcast)
Presentation "Tribal Energy in the Southwest: New Opportunities for Tribal Projects and Tips for Navigating a Changing Regulatory Environment" Law Seminars International (Program Co-Chair)
Presentation "Environmental Law & Policy Under the Trump Administration" Fifth Annual Martz Spring Symposium, University of Colorado School of Law
Presentation "Tribal Energy Development: Legal and Regulatory Prepositioning" 14th Annual MSU Indigenous Law Conference, In-House Counsel Association
Presentation "Energy and Environmental Justice" Energy Bar Association Mid-Year Energy Forum
Presentation "Outlook for the Trump Administration" Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Indian Law and Natural Resources: The Basics and Beyond
Presentation "Moving Beyond Consultation to Collaboration on Cultural Resource and Environmental Impacts" Tribal Energy in the Southwest, Law Seminars International
Presentation "Potential Federal Legislative Solutions to Facilitate Tribal Energy Development" Tribal Energy in the Southwest, Law Seminars International
"Indian Country and the Trump Administration: Key Opportunities and Considerations" Tribal In-House Counsel Association Webinar
Presentation "Negotiating Contracts on Tribal Lands" NBI Training Seminar
Presentation "Get Your Hands off My Trust Responsibility? Debating the Federal Government's Role in the Trust Responsibility" Federal Bar Association 41st Annual Indian Law Conference
Presentation "Market, Regulatory and Jurisdictional Considerations in Renewable Energy Development in Indian Country" Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Energy and Mineral Development in Indian Country (Panelist)
Presentation "Energy Sovereignty: Governance and Jurisdiction" Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference (Panelist)
Presentation "The Look Ahead: Key Market and Legal Developments in Renewable Energy Development in Indian Country" Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law Conference (Panelist)
Presentation "Case Studies in Infrastructure Vulnerability to Climate Change: Tribal Perspective" Climate Change and America's Infrastructure: Engineering, Social and Policy Challenges (Panelist)
Newsletter "Governance and Jurisdiction Over Energy Development on Tribal Lands" American Bar Association, Section on Environment and Energy Resources Newsletter
Presentation "Doing a Renewable Energy Project on an Indian Reservation: Top Ten Myths" American Bar Association, Section on Environment and Energy Resources Conference (Panelist)

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