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April 3, 2017
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Staying on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena is no small task. As a special service to our members, the Environmental Law Institute provides a series of monthly conference calls with national experts on climate law and policy to keep you up to date and to answer your questions.

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Topics addressed in this month's call:

  • Trump's EO on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth
  • State responses to EO (and a bit of EO implications for state/city adaptation planning work)
  • CARB finalizes its methane regulation
  • CARB maintains its clean car standards through 2025; setting up clash with EPA
  • Updates on ongoing litigation and important new cases

Speakers:
Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Climate Center, Georgetown University
Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

Materials:
If you are an ELI member and are logged onto the Members site, you will see links below to available materials/recordings from this session. If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.


ELI Monthly Climate Briefings are made possible by the
generous support of our institutional members.


NOTE: This call/recording is for ELI members only. No comments may be quoted
or used without the express written permission of ELI and the panelist.

 

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April 13, 2017
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Co-sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School


The impacts of climate change increase the risks and costs associated with stormwater management, maintaining water quality, flooding and extreme weather events. Communities can leverage existing federal, state, and local programs in innovative ways to maximize the benefits of green infrastructure for climate change adaptation and hazard mitigation.  New York City is home to two examples of such efforts. One involves a state-local initiative to carpet public and private properties in the city with green infrastructure. The other involves the acquisition of properties in hard hit communities using hazard mitigation and disaster recovery grants. Once these properties are acquired and existing structures removed, the land must be dedicated to open space, recreational, or wetland management uses. Panelists discussed the challenges and benefits associated with these and similar programs that support to adopt nature-based approaches to climate change adaptation.

Introductory remarks:
Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Panelists:
Justin Gundlach
, Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law (moderator)
Dr. Patricia J. Culligan, Professor, Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University
Lisa Bova-Hiatt, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, New York State
David Salvesen, Director, Sustainable Triangle Field Site, University of North Carolina
Alisa Valderrama, Senior Policy Analyst, Water Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Materials:
If you are an ELI member and are logged onto the Members site, you wil see links below to available materials from the session. If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.

April 13, 2017
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This program is sponsored by the Energy Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section. Cosponsored by various DC Bar sections, ABA SEER, and the Environmental Law Institute.


On January 30, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs. Pursuant to that order, executive agencies must identify two regulations to be repealed for every new regulation proposed. Our panel discussed the implications of this executive order and other related orders and guidance on agencies and the rulemaking process, and provided perspectives on the outlook for future rulemaking.

Speakers:
Scott Fulton
, President, Environmental Law Institute (Moderator)
David Doniger, Director, Climate & Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Susan Dudley, Director, GW Regulatory Studies Center, Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University, and Past President, The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis
Alan Horowitz, Former VP of Global Safety, Health and Environment, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Allison Orris, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, former OIRA Associate Administrator

April 13, 2017
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Co-sponsored by:
The Environmental Justice Committee of the ABA's Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice, the Howard Energy and Environmental Law Society (HEELS), and the Environmental Law Institute


This special program addressed the initiatives and strategies for Environmental Justice. The program also provided insight into environmental justice career opportunities and the chance to network with attorneys from law firms, the DOJ, and non-profits.

Panelists:
Scott Badenoch, Visiting Attorney, Environmental Law Institute and Vice Chair, ABA Environmental Justice Committee (moderator)
Quentin Pair, Professor, Howard University School of Law and former attorney in US DOJ's Environmental & Natural Resources Division
Patrice Simms, Associate Professor, Howard University School of Law
Sharonda Williams-Tack, Environmental Justice State Coordinator, Sierra Club
Benjamin Wilson, Chairman, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

 

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April 27, 2017
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An ELI Public Seminar

In response to the growing demand for unbiased answers and analysis on how deregulatory initiatives by the new Administration and Congress will impact environmental protection, governance, and the rule of law, ELI has released a special report, Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era. The report explains the legal mechanisms and processes that may get deployed, how they work, and the effect on the current regulatory landscape. It responds to the questions that are increasingly being asked of ELI: What are the pathways and impacts of regulatory reform efforts likely to be undertaken? What are the opportunities for the public and other stakeholders to engage relative to reform initiatives?

ELI President Scott Fulton and the authors of the report discussed the report's findings. ELI attorneys presented highlights from their research and answered questions from the audience.

Panelists:
Scott Fulton, President, ELI
Jay Austin, Senior Attorney; Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law Reporter, ELI
Tobie Bernstein, Senior Attorney; Director, Indoor Environments and Green Buildings Program, ELI
James M. McElfish, Jr., Senior Attorney; Director, Sustainable Use of Land Program, ELI
Benjamin Solomon-Schwartz, Public Interest Law Fellow, ELI

Materials:
If you are an ELI member and are logged onto the Members site, you will see links below to available materials/recordings from this session. If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.

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April 28, 2017
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For a complete list of the generous partners of this event, please go HERE.


On April 28, 2017, the day before the climate march in Washington, DC, a group of leading lawyers and academics convened at American University for a half-day conference to consider potential solutions to the problem of climate change and the role of lawyers and associations of lawyers in advancing those solutions.

Program Topics:

  • The Role of Lawyers in Addressing Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
  • The Bi-partisan Response to Climate Change
  • Climate Change Litigation in the U.S. and Lessons from Abroad
  • Ethical, Moral and Justice Implications of Climate Change with An Interactive Discussion on Individual and Legal Community Next Steps to Action

Faculty:
Vicki Arroyo
, Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown Law and the Director of the Environmental Law Program
Victoria Barrett, Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education
John C. Dernbach,Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability and Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, at Widener University Commonwealth School of Law
David Estrin, Certified Environmental Law Specialist and Counsel, Gowling WLG Adjunct Professor and Co-Academic Director Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinical Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Sally Fisk, Environmental Committee, New York City Bar Association
Karen Florini, Visiting Fellow, The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School
Peter J. Fontaine, Co-chair of Cozen O’Connor LLP’s Energy, Environmental & Public Utilities Practice Group and the Climate Change practice
Steve Harvey, President, A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change
J. Kevin Healy, Partner Member of Bryan Cave's Environmental and the Real Estate Client Service Groups
Diane Henkels, Vice-Chair, The Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section
David Hunter, Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law
Bob Inglis, Executive Director republicEn.org
Daniel Kreeger, Co-founding board member and executive director of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Attorney, Ballard Spahr LLP
Julia Olson, Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel for Our Children's Trust
Yolanda Pagano, Director, A Call to the Bar: Lawyers for Common Sense on Climate Change
Matthew F. Pawa, Attorney, President at the Pawa Law Group P.C.
Craig Segall, Assistant Chief Counsel of the California Air Resources Board
Bill Snape, Assistant Dean of Adjunct Faculty Affairs and Fellow in Environmental Law at American University Washington College of Law
Jerry Taylor, President of the Niskanen Center
Sharonda Williams-Tack, Environmental Justice State Coordinator at Sierra Club
Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon

Materials:
If you are an ELI member and are logged onto the Members site, you will see a link below to the recording from this session. If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.

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