The Environmental Law Institute &
DC Bar’s Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
Each summer the ELI Summer School convenes a complimentary seminar series that serves as an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States. The weekly brown-bag lunch seminars are taught by experts in their fields, and introduce the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA and CERCLA) and land use law. The series began with an afternoon careers seminar followed by a networking reception.
Who should attend: This series is designed for summer associates, law clerks and interns. The series is also appropriate for attorneys or working professionals seeking an introduction to environmental law and policy.
The Clean Air session was an introduction to the major themes in air quality planning, including permitting programs, standards for mobile sources, special programs developed to improve air quality such as the acid rain program, and noise pollution controls. Mr. Bickmore also addressed the developments leading to the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970 and its 1990 amendments, and the implementation of regulations related to climate change.