Gust Rosenfeld Environmental Attorney To Keynote 6th Annual Gatekeeper Regulatory Conference
Martin T. Jones, a partner at Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C., will serve as a keynote speaker during the 6th Annual Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup January 26—27 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale.
Using Rachel Carlson’s 1962 book Silent Spring and Al Gore’s book and documentary An Inconvenient Truth as examples, Jones’ keynote presentation will address how emotional responses to environmental issues can result in legislation that leads to unanticipated costs both in terms of money and human suffering.
He will discuss the historical costs of some well-established environmental programs and apply the lessons learned to the ongoing debate about the costs of combating global warming. His presentation is titled, “Can the Cost of Environmental Regulation Exceed the Benefits? An Explanation of Past Legislation with an Eye Toward the Future.”
Jones focuses his legal practice on environmental, real estate, and land use law. For more than 30 years, he has provided legal advice regarding real estate and land use issues such as Superfund, water, soil, underground storage tanks, endangered species act, and entitlements. Before joining Gust Rosenfeld, Mr. Jones served as assistant attorney general for the State of Arizona, Environmental Enforcement Section, where he was responsible for the management and coordination of potential responsible party investigations at all state superfund sites within Arizona.
Founded in 1921, Gust Rosenfeld provides legal counsel to individuals, private and public corporations, and governments. Nationally known for its public law and finance practice, the firm also maintains significant practices in real estate, corporate, environmental, litigation, labor and employment, creditors’ rights, and franchise law. The firm has offices in Phoenix and Tucson.