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February 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018
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This conference was cosponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute.


Please see the conference website for agenda/speaker information.

Why You Should Attend

Don’t miss your opportunity to stay current in this ever-changing area of law! In just two days, balanced panels explore the key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemicals, and endangered species, as well as what’s ahead from the Supreme Court and under the current administration and Congress.

The first national program of its kind, this course has become the place for lawyers and environmental professionals from across the country to come together to explore the latest developments and emerging trends in the field of environmental law. This year, one year into a new administration, don’t miss your chance to get insights on what we can expect in the coming years!

What You Will Learn

Expand your understanding of the "big picture" and be on alert for the changes in the many interconnecting facets of environmental law that may affect your practice and your clients. Even if your practice is specialized, this high-level program will brief you on the key issues arising in each of the major areas of environmental law and provide context on their intersections.

Featuring a national faculty of seasoned private practitioners, senior governmental officials, in-house counsel, law professors, and public interest advocates, this year’s program will provide critical insights and updates.

Get the information you need, network with colleagues and speakers from across the country, and have your most pressing questions answered by a diverse and experienced faculty.

 

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February 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018
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This conference was cosponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute.


Please see the conference website for agenda/speaker information.

Why You Should Attend

Don’t miss your opportunity to stay current in this ever-changing area of law! In just two days, balanced panels explore the key developments in our natural resources, climate, chemicals, and endangered species, as well as what’s ahead from the Supreme Court and under the current administration and Congress.

The first national program of its kind, this course has become the place for lawyers and environmental professionals from across the country to come together to explore the latest developments and emerging trends in the field of environmental law. This year, one year into a new administration, don’t miss your chance to get insights on what we can expect in the coming years!

What You Will Learn

Expand your understanding of the "big picture" and be on alert for the changes in the many interconnecting facets of environmental law that may affect your practice and your clients. Even if your practice is specialized, this high-level program will brief you on the key issues arising in each of the major areas of environmental law and provide context on their intersections.

Featuring a national faculty of seasoned private practitioners, senior governmental officials, in-house counsel, law professors, and public interest advocates, this year’s program will provide critical insights and updates.

Get the information you need, network with colleagues and speakers from across the country, and have your most pressing questions answered by a diverse and experienced faculty.

 

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February 12, 2018
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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:

  • NJ and NY’s recent announcements about offshore wind

  • New Jersey Gov. Murphy directed the state Department of Environmental Protection and Board of Public Utilities to being the rulemaking process for New Jersey to rejoin RGGI.

  • California announced a new, more ambitious EV goal of 5 million EVs on the road by 2030, and will dedicate $2.5 billion toward meeting that goal.

  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper released a state plan to grow the state’s EV market.

  • A member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, the state utility regulator, proposed a "grid modernization plan" that calls for generating 80% of Arizona's electricity from renewable energy by 2050, deploying 3,000 MW of energy storage by 2030, and advance programs for energy efficiency and EVs.

  • California finalized its 2018 update of its statewide adaptation strategy, Safeguarding California. In his State of the State speech, Governor Brown also announced that he will form a task force of experts to examine how changes in forest management policies could reduce wildfire risks, and improve resilience and carbon storage.

  • EPA backpedaling on reconsideration and delay of landfill methane standard.

  • Upcoming developments on vehicle GHG standards.
  • Withdrawal of Kathryn Harnett-White nomination to be CEQ chair.
  • EPA release of draft GHG Inventory for 2016.
  • DC Circuit denial of rehearing in decision striking down EPA's HFC standards.

  •  Supreme Court denial of cert in cases about Pacific Bearded Seal ESA listing; Connecticut's renwable energy programs; Murray Energy's demand for an EPA study about effect of Clean Air Act on coal jobs.

  • New lawsuits by municipalities seeking money damages from fossil fuel companies -- suits by City of NY, and City of Richmond, California.

  • In other such suits against fossil fuel companies, motions regarding removal to federal court, and adding third party defendant (Statoil).

  • New developments in suits by Exxon seeking to block NY and Massachusetts investigations.

  • DC Dist. Court decision directing FWS to conduct new study re Yellowstone bison population.

  • The inclusion of the tax incentive for carbon capture and storage that was enacted as part of the CR.

Speakers:
Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Climate Center, Georgetown University
Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Manik Roy, Senior Fellow, DEPLOY/US [formerly, ClimateWorks Foundation]
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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February 14, 2018
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This program was sponsored by  ABA SEER, the Section's Committees on Superfund & Natural Resources Damages Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the Environmental Law Institute


An ELI Co-Sponsored Webinar

With the costs of remediating hazardous waste sites soaring into the billions, effectively advocating on behalf of clients during allocation processes has become a daunting challenge. The enhanced financial stakes, increased incentives to litigate, and the sheer magnitude of the effort combine to strain both the client and counsel. This presentation, provided by highly experienced Superfund practitioners who have skillfully succeeded in the Superfund allocation process, provided participants with the perspective and approaches to effectively represent clients and reach equitable settlement through allocation.

Speakers:
David C. Batson, Allocation Specialist, AlterEcho (moderator)
William H. Hyatt, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Aselda Thompson, Legal Counsel, Global Safety & Environment, Shell Oil Company
Nicholas van Aelstyn, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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February 22, 2018 - February 24, 2018
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Advancing brief writing and oral advocacy skills in environmental law for an extraordinary educational opportunity

 

Outstanding Reputation. Instituted in 1989, The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) is the largest interschool moot court competition of any kind under one roof, regularly attracting 200 competitors from law schools from all over the nation. Highly competitive with tremendous educational value, NELMCC has established a national standard of excellence in moot court competitions.

Exceptional Learning Experience. NELMCC provides an intellectual workout for competitors through complex legal analysis of today’s thorny environmental issues presented in the Problem. Competitors research and analyze the issues before writing persuasive arguments for one party advocating how the issues should be resolved. Competitors are then required to argue the issues orally for all three parties, rounding out the rigorous academic experience.

National Prominence. NELMCC is the centerpiece of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law (formerly Pace Law School) Environmental Law Program, ranked third in environmental law nationally by US News and World Report.

ABA SEER Award Winner. NELMCC is the recipient of the 2013 ABA SEER's Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award for its broad national reach in engaging environmental law students on appellate brief writing and advocacy and commitment from environmental practitioners and the judiciary who judge and critique the competitors.

Splendid Location. The beautiful campus of Elisabeth Haub School of Law is located only 20 miles north of New York City with convenient access to the city and major airports.

NOTE: The winner of the 2018 competition was Baylor Law School. For a complete list of winners and finalists and a video of the final round, click here.

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February 22, 2018 - February 24, 2018
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Advancing brief writing and oral advocacy skills in environmental law for an extraordinary educational opportunity

 

Outstanding Reputation. Instituted in 1989, The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) is the largest interschool moot court competition of any kind under one roof, regularly attracting 200 competitors from law schools from all over the nation. Highly competitive with tremendous educational value, NELMCC has established a national standard of excellence in moot court competitions.

Exceptional Learning Experience. NELMCC provides an intellectual workout for competitors through complex legal analysis of today’s thorny environmental issues presented in the Problem. Competitors research and analyze the issues before writing persuasive arguments for one party advocating how the issues should be resolved. Competitors are then required to argue the issues orally for all three parties, rounding out the rigorous academic experience.

National Prominence. NELMCC is the centerpiece of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law (formerly Pace Law School) Environmental Law Program, ranked third in environmental law nationally by US News and World Report.

ABA SEER Award Winner. NELMCC is the recipient of the 2013 ABA SEER's Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award for its broad national reach in engaging environmental law students on appellate brief writing and advocacy and commitment from environmental practitioners and the judiciary who judge and critique the competitors.

Splendid Location. The beautiful campus of Elisabeth Haub School of Law is located only 20 miles north of New York City with convenient access to the city and major airports.

NOTE: The winner of the 2018 competition was Baylor Law School. For a complete list of winners and finalists and a video of the final round, click here.

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February 22, 2018 - February 24, 2018
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Advancing brief writing and oral advocacy skills in environmental law for an extraordinary educational opportunity

 

Outstanding Reputation. Instituted in 1989, The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) is the largest interschool moot court competition of any kind under one roof, regularly attracting 200 competitors from law schools from all over the nation. Highly competitive with tremendous educational value, NELMCC has established a national standard of excellence in moot court competitions.

Exceptional Learning Experience. NELMCC provides an intellectual workout for competitors through complex legal analysis of today’s thorny environmental issues presented in the Problem. Competitors research and analyze the issues before writing persuasive arguments for one party advocating how the issues should be resolved. Competitors are then required to argue the issues orally for all three parties, rounding out the rigorous academic experience.

National Prominence. NELMCC is the centerpiece of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law (formerly Pace Law School) Environmental Law Program, ranked third in environmental law nationally by US News and World Report.

ABA SEER Award Winner. NELMCC is the recipient of the 2013 ABA SEER's Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award for its broad national reach in engaging environmental law students on appellate brief writing and advocacy and commitment from environmental practitioners and the judiciary who judge and critique the competitors.

Splendid Location. The beautiful campus of Elisabeth Haub School of Law is located only 20 miles north of New York City with convenient access to the city and major airports.

NOTE: The winner of the 2018 competition was Baylor Law School. For a complete list of winners and finalists and a video of the final round, click here.

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February 28, 2018
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Leading practitioners, regulators, and professors from New York City and Albany reviewed the past year’s most significant developments in New York State environmental law. Featured topics included: pipeline litigation, onshore and offshore energy initiatives, VW settlement, recent revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 360 (solid waste), SEQRA developments, forest preserve issues, recent activities in the state legislature, major court decisions in environmental law, and more.

Speakers:
Amy Turner, Turner Legal PLLC & NYC Climate Action Alliance (Introduction)
Kevin Healy, Partner, Bryan Cave (Moderator)
Thomas Berkman, General Counsel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Donna DeCostanzo, Senior Attorney and Director, Northeast Energy and Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council
Scott Fein, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP
Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
Philip Weinberg, Professor Emeritus, St. John's University School of Law

Sponsored by: New York City Bar Environmental Law Committee; Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School; and Environmental Law Institute

 
 
 
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