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Preventing Wildfires in Marin (Virtual Event!)

Event Details

Thu, May 28, 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Registration Period:
Michael Broom, '99, MA '00

Join us for a virtual Happy Hour, followed by a Zoom lecture with Michael Wara, Director of Stanford's Climate and Energy Policy Program.  Mr. Wara will discuss what is causing the increased incidence of wildfires in our state, local and state policies that can counteract this trend, the forces that are preventing good policies from getting passed, and how our energy infrastructure might evolve as a result in the years to come.
Mr. Wara is a Senior Research Scholar at the Woods Institute for the Environment and one of five members of Governor Newsom’s Wildfire Commission. He's also a Marin resident and Stanford Law School alumn. 
There will be ample time for Q&A, so bring questions!
  • Are forced power shut-offs necessary?
  • Should hardscaping around homes be mandatory?
  • Are municipality takeovers of PG&E likely, and if so a good thing?

Don't miss this fascinating, practical, and timely event. Registrants wil receive the Zoom link in the week before the event. Please note that the lecture will be recorded. 

6:30 - Virtual Happy Hour in small, break-out rooms

7:00 - Lecture Begins 

7:45 - Q & A 

8:30 - Event ends 

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