Barg Coffin Associate David Metres moderated a panel discussion, "Angry Bird? The Nexus Between Species and Renewable Energy."

DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TIME: 6pm-7:30pm

LOCATION: Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, 3 Embarcadero Center, 12th Fl., San Francisco

PRESENTED BY: The Environmental Law Sections of the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Renee Robin, Director of Permitting and Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, SunPower
  • Garry George, Chapter Network Director, Renewable Energy Director, Audubon California
  • Brian Boroski, Vice President, H.T. Harvey & Associates
  • David Metres, Associate, Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP (Moderator)


  • Bird and species permitting challenges for solar photovoltaic energy projects and for wind energy projects in California
  • Status, process, and merits of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • First eagle take permit issued under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2014 proposal to revamp the eagle permitting program
  • Recent developments related to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, its take prohibition, and enforcement

MCLE Credit: 1.5 hours

BASF Environmental Law Section Chair: Marc Zeppetello, Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP
Light refreshments and wine will be provided by Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP & Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP