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Upcoming Events

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Monthly Climate Change Briefing
March 14 – Teleconference
12th Annual ELI Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law
March 15-17 – San Francisco, CA
To Federal Court and NAFTA?: Implications of the Dual Challenge to the US Decision on Keystone XL
March 17 – Washington, DC (and webinar)

*NEW* Opportunities to Raise Public Awareness about Climate Change and the Need for Action
March 31 – New York, NY
Corporate Sustainability: Managing with Social, Economic & Environmental Responsibility
March 31 – Washington, DC (and webinar)
2015-2016 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference
April 1 – Washington, DC
Monthly Climate Briefing
April 11 – Teleconference
*NEW* Monthly Networking Event
April 13 – Washington, DC
Clean Water Act 2016: Law and Regulation
May 19-20, Washington, DC (and webcast)

Suggestions for seminars? Email Brett Korte


March/April issue available:

March-April 2016

New ELI volume to be published soon:

Reserve your copy today of Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Policy: Essays Inspired by the IPCC


Table of contents may be downloaded at publication link.

 Recent Seminar Recordings/Materials

● Listen to The Circular Economy: Regulatory and Commercial Law Implications
● Listen to The Yates Memo: A Paradigm Shift in Environmental Enforcement?

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ELI Alerts: New postings

Timely expert analysis on environmental law and policy issues published by ELI’s Professional Program firms. For these and additional alerts, visit :

March 11, Bracewell – Methane Regulations for Existing Oil & Gas Sources are Coming
March 11, Manatt – DEC Issues Revised Regulations to Enable More Properties to Qualify for BCP  Tax Credits
March 10, Arnold & Porter – Vermont GMO Labeling Law Deadline Looms for Food Companies – and Congress
March 10, Faegre Baker Daniels – The EPA Reveals National Enforcement Initiatives Ahead of 2016 Election
March 10, Greenberg Traurig – New York Environmental Regulator Proposes Major Overhaul of Solid Waste Regulations
March 10, Hunton & Williams – Major Changes to Endangered Species Act Critical Habitat Rules Will Cause Substantial Impacts to Land Use
March 10, Jenner & Block – Update: Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System
March 9, Beveridge & Diamond – “Citizen Suits” Under China’s Revised Environmental Protection Law: A Watershed Moment In Chinese Environmental Litigation?
March 9, Crowell & Moring – Oregon Enacts Groundbreaking Law to Eliminate Coal and Boost Renewables
March 9, Jenner & Block – Courts Apply Increased Scrutiny to Efforts to Remand Environmental Class Actions to State Court
March 9, Keller and Heckman – Comparison TSCA Proposals on Schedule for Implementation
March 9, Sive Paget & Riesel – DEC Proposes Substantial Changes to Its Solid Waste Management Regulations
March 9, Stoel Rives – GMOs: To Label or Not to Label? That is the Question
March 9, Van Ness Feldman – Pipeline Safety Update
March 8, Dentons – Aviation Emissions – what next?
March 8, Sidley – Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report
March 8, Vinson & Elkins – Court Rules that Pipeline Methane Leaks Are Not Subject to RCRA Claims
March 7, Bergeson & Campbell – Administration Letter Submitted to Congress on TSCA Reform Legislation
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – New Conservation Restrictions for the Northern Long-Eared Bat Will Have Limited Impact on Development in Massachusetts
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – Accutest Laboratories New England Notifies Clients of Potential Data Concerns
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – Net Metering Uncertainty Threatens to Disrupt Explosive Growth of Solar Power
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – Nonprofits Seeking to Use Brownfields Tax Credits Beware: Directive Gutted by Massachusetts Court Remains Online Without Notice
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – Regulators and Environmental Groups Differ on How to Address Stormwater Contribution to Algae Blooms in the Charles River
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – Double Counting and Inflexibility Are Unreasonable in 4A Negotiations Says Mass. Appeals Court: Court Affairs Award of Attorneys’ Fees under Chapter 21E
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – An Update on Reopening TCE Sites in Massachusetts
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – Local Wetlands Bylaw Decision Survives Pre-emption Challenge
March 7, Beveridge & Diamond – Mass DEP Issues Final LNAPL Guidance
March 7, Bracewell – EPA Proposes Broad and Burdensome Expansion of Risk Management Program Regulations
March 7, SquirePB – Sixth Circuit Jurisdictional Determination on “Waters of the United States” Fails to Resolve Legal Uncertainty
March 7, Stoel Rives – Enhanced OSHA/MSHA Enforcement and Penalties On the Way
March 7, Stoel Rives – Status of Oil- and Gas-Related Bills Proposed in California’s 2015-2016 Legislative Session
March 7, Winston & Strawn – California Fines Ocean Carrier for Fuel Violation
March 4, Ballard Spahr – Moody’s Joins Efforts to Standardize Green Bond Market
March 4, Winston & Strawn – Supreme Court Declines to Stay MATS
March 2, SquirePB – Despite Best Efforts, US EPA Faces 2017 Deadline for New Financial Assurance Rules

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Employment & Fellowship Opportunities:
For more on the employment opportunities listed below, visit the Jobs Bulletin Board. Looking to hire an environmental law or policy professional? Send your job links to for possible inclusion in our weekly newsletter!

*NEW* Environmental & Real Estate Attorney, Red Bank, NJ – Giordano Halleran & Ciesla
*NEW* Legal Intern, Global Strategic Initiatives Program, Remote location – Environmental Defense Fund
*NEW* Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Chief, Environmental Law Field Support Center), San Antonio, TX – U.S. Air Force
*NEW* Manager-Sustainability Practice, West Coast, San Francisco, CA – BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)
*NEW* Stanford Schneider Fellow, Clean Power Plan State Affairs, Washington, DC – Environmental Defense Fund
*NEW* Legal Intern (Summer 2016), Harrisburg, PA – Susquehanna River Basin Commission
*NEW* Colorado River Program, 2016 Summer Internship, Phoenix, AZ – Environmental Defense Fund
*NEW* Part-Time Environmental of Counsel, Washington, DC – Verdant Law, PLLC
● Clean Energy Legal Intern, Washington, DC – Environmental Defense Fund
Legal/Legislative Intern, California Clean Energy, San Francisco, CA – Environmental Defense Fund
● Senior Policy Manager-Ecosystems Sustainable Agriculture, Washington, DC – Environmental Defense Fund
Legal Internships (Summer 2017), Chicago, IL – Environmental Law & Policy Center
● Environmental Consultant-Environmental Policy, Glen Allen, VA – Dominion
Environmental Attorney, San Antonio, TX – U.S. Army Environmental Command, DOD
● Associate General Counsel – Environmental – Legal, Bentonville, AR – Walmart
● Agriculture Supply Chain Internship, Washington, DC – World Wildlife Fund
● Environmental Policy Analyst, La Conner, WA – Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Attorney, Legal & Regulatory, Climate & Energy Program, Boulder, CO – Environmental Defense Fund
Global Director, Climate Change Program, Washington, DC – World Resources Institute
● Natural Infrastructure for Water Intern, Washington, DC – World Resources Institute
Director of Environment and Sustainability, Washington, DC – Information Technology Industry (ITI)
Associate Attorney, Charlottesville, VA – Southern Environmental Law Center
Senior Policy Analyst-Urban Water, Chicago, IL or other location – NRDC
Policy Advocate, Chicago, IL/Washington, DC – NRDC
Attorney – Emissions & Regulatory, Detroit, MI – GM
● Environmental/Ag Law Associate, St. Cloud, MN – Rinke Noonan


Associates Bulletin Board

Upcoming Events of Interest:
You may access direct links to these events via the Workshops, Conferences & Seminars Board.

March 15, Teleconference – Scientific Experts in Environmental Litigation
*NEW* March 16, Washington, DC (and webcast) – Addressing Loss and Damage: Innovative Climate Finance Solutions
March 16, Washington, DC – Avoiding Loss and Damage: Innovative Climate Finance Solutions
March 16, Washington, DC (and webcast) – Geothermal Energy: Heating Up
March 16, Webinar – Using Private/Public Partnerships for Water Development
March 16-17, Washington, DC – Renewable Energy Policy Forum
March 17, Washington, DC (and teleconference) – Informing Investors of Climate Risks
March 17, Webinar – Renewable Energy and Storage Trends for 2016
*NEW* March 18, Washington, DC – Putting the Brakes on Carbon: China After Paris
March 18, Los Angeles, CA – 17th Annual Student Environmental Negotiations Competition
*NEW* March 21, Washington, DC – The Clean Power Plan and Its Potential Impact on U.S. Energy Policy, Markets, and the Environment
*NEW* March 22, Webinar – Carbon Pricing 101 – How Would a Tax/Fee Really Work?
March 23, New York, NY – Nuclear Energy and the Clean Energy Future
*NEW* March 24, Washington, DC – What Next? Climate Adaptation After Paris
March 24, Webinar – Fine Tuning Environmental Diligence in a Dynamic Transactions Market
March 29-30, Austin, TX – ABA SEER 34th Water Law Conference
March 30, Washington, DC – On-the-Ground Challenges and Opportunities in Solar Implementation
March 30-April 1, Austin, TX – ABA SEER 45th Environmental Law Conference
April 4, New York, NY – Natural Gas Fired Generation in the US: Looking at the Road Ahead
April 5-6, Atlanta, GA – Paper Packaging Law Seminar
April 5, Washington, DC – Politics, Power Plants, and the “War on Coal”
April 8, Washington, DC (and teleconference) – Friday Forum: US EPA Deputy General Counsel Stacey Mitchell
*NEW* April 11, New York, NY – Leading the Green Revolution: Danish Perspectives on Building Energy Efficient Cities
*NEW* April 11-14, Chicago, IL – National Association of Environmental Professionals 41st Annual Conference (includes panel sessions on the Cohen NEPA Summit)
April 13, Washington, DC – Successes and Challenges of Renewables Deployment in the Power Sector of the EU
April 13, Webinar – EPA’s Financial Assurance Rules for the Mining Industry and Why Every Industry Should Take Note
April 13, Washington, DC – Energy & Environmental Symposium: Focus on Water
April 19-20, Washington, DC – The Toxic Substances Control Act: Fundamentals and More
April 20, Washington, DC – US Solar Power Growth through 2040: Perspectives on future US solar power growth and the DOE SunShot Initiative’s role in supporting it
May 2-5, Chicago, IL – REACH, TSCA, Food-Contact Substances, and Other FDA-Regulated Products
May 4-6, San Diego, CA – Navigating the American Carbon World
May 11-12, Cincinnati, OH – 2016 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference
May 17-18, Washington, DC – A Practical Primer on Pesticides
May 19-20, Washington, DC – WEC Gold Medal Gala and WEC Colloquium
May 20-21, Monterey, CA – Peter Benchley Ocean Awards and Leadership Forum


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