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November 4, 2020
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An ELI Public Webinar

In the United States, nearly 100,000 deaths per year are attributed to fine particle pollution. People of color are three times more likely to face exposure to this deadly air pollution, twice as likely to live near landfills and industrial plants, which may increase the risk of being exposed to air and water pollutants, and more likely to be exposed to unsafe drinking water, as seen most notably in the recent Flint water crisis. These statistics reveal a repeated and disturbing pattern of environmental racism.

Environmental racism refers to the institutional rules, policies, or decisions that result in the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on marginalized communities. Since the term was coined in the 1980s, events including the 1982 Warren County PCB Landfill, the seminal “1987 Toxic Waste in the United States” report, and protests over pipeline construction on indigenous Americans’ historic land have highlighted these stark disparities.

What is the history of the modern environmental justice movement in the United States? What are the ongoing injustices facing communities of color, and how are stakeholders – including city, state, and federal government, community groups, non-profits, and others – responding? What are the opportunities for and challenges to dismantling environmental racism? Join ELI and expert panelists for an in-depth exploration of environmental racism and opportunities to dismantle it as the priority shifts to a more equitable future.

 

Panelists:
Benjamin F. Wilson
, Partner, Beveridge & Diamond, Moderator
Jason Travis Hauter, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Jacqui Patterson, Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Group
Carlton Waterhouse, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Materials:
ELI members will have subsequent access to any materials/a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). 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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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 9, 2020
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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:

  • Recap of the election results from the standpoint of federal environmental policy.
  • The impact of the elevation of Justice Barrett in the context of the election results.
  • (10/8/2020) Nearly one-third of California land and coastal waters must be preserved by 2030 to help prevent the release of emissions that are causing climate change under an executive order signed by the governor yesterday.
  • (10/15/2020) Kentucky on Tuesday announced it is using about $8.5 million from the Volkswagen AG diesel emissions scandal settlement to replace old transit system buses with cleaner ones and make other transportation improvements.
  • (10/16/2020) Orlando, Fla.'s electric company will be coal-free by 2027 as it presses ahead with plans to meet net-zero carbon emissions targets by 2050.
  • (10/19/2020) Holding back a rising sea and defending against tropical storms is estimated to cost southeast Florida businesses upward of $22 billion over the next 50 years.
  • (10/19/2020) New Jersey officials called last week for a ban on gas car sales by 2035, a move that would make the state the first outside California to enact such a policy.
  • (10/19/2020) N.Y. finalizes grid plan seen as major shift for renewables
  • (10/19/2020) Oregon's sole remaining coal-fired power plant shut down for good last week, 20 years ahead of schedule.
  • (10/30/2020) New York's top financial regulator yesterday told the banking firms it oversees to begin factoring climate change into their risk management strategies.
  • (10/30/2020) The governors of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina launched a new regional collaborative this week to promote offshore wind in their states, despite a ban by President Trump that could affect those efforts.

Speakers:
Vicki A. Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center and Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
Michael Gerrard, Founder and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Robert Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates

Materials:
ELI members logged on to the Members site will have access to a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). 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.

November 9, 2020
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Co-sponsored by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)

Indigenous peoples inhabit territories that contain over 80% of the Earth’s remaining biodiversity. However, Indigenous communities and lands are frequently under pressure from extractive interests, illegal logging or poaching and encroaching farmland. Community science has the potential for improving compliance with laws designed to protect natural resources, especially in areas where indigenous people are located. This is because Indigenous peoples often must deal with additional barriers to adequate enforcement of environmental rule of law in their territories including lack of attention from some government authorities, lack of governmental resources, or in some cases the difficulty in accessing activities on their lands.. In these circumstances, community science and monitoring tools can serve as a powerful mechanism for communities to take action when environmentally harmful activity is happening on their lands. There have been various innovations in Indigenous and remote communities where monitoring is ongoing, including community patrols and technologies that work without consistent cellular or internet services.

The fourth session of INECE’s webinar series on citizen science and environmental enforcement explores how Indigenous communities are using community science to uncover environmental injustice and improve environmental protection on their lands.

 

Speakers:
LeRoy Paddock, Visiting Scholar, ELI; Managing Director, INECE Secretariat (Moderator)
Tom Bewick, Peru Country Director, Rainforest Foundation US
Ruth Noguerón, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute
Ellen Pfeiffer, Researcher in Citizen Science, UN IHE

November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 10, 2020
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An ELI & Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. Co-Sponsored Webinar

The United States is experiencing a wave of state-led clean transportation initiatives that are gaining substantial momentum. Faced with insufficient action on the federal level to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, states are focusing their efforts on the sector that produces the largest percentage of GHG: transportation.

Around the country, states are taking various avenues to curb emissions from the transportation sector. California has adopted low emission limits for light-duty vehicles and targeted transportation segments with new regulations, including the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation. Other states are setting requirements for transportation network companies (TNCs) to curb emissions. Several states are forming new regional initiatives including the Transportation and Climate Initiative and the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Memorandum of Understanding. Still others are developing charging infrastructure initiatives, expanding the grid to promote electric vehicles, investing in electric vehicle government fleets and rebates for private customers, and more.

Join ELI, Babst Calland, and leading panelists to explore these initiatives, their potential impact, and funding sources. Expert panelists focus on steps state and local governments can take to partner with industry to facilitate increased electric vehicle adoption. Lastly, panelists dive into big issue topics such as the development of robust charging and grid infrastructure, and allowing direct sales to consumers.

Panelists:
Julie R. Domike
, Shareholder, Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C, Moderator
James Chen, Vice President, Public Policy, Rivian
Gina N. Falaschi, Associate, Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C.
Chris Hansen, Colorado State Senator
Matthew Nelson, Director, Government Affairs, Electrify America

Materials:
There were no additional materials for this event.
ELI members will have subsequent access to any materials/a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). 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.

November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 16, 2020
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An ELI Public Webinar

Nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have set a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target with renewable electricity as a central component in their commitment to tackle climate change. To achieve these goals, companies—in deciding where to invest in new facilities and infrastructure—are prioritizing locations with electric grid infrastructure that offers low- or zero-carbon electricity. In a new report, David Gardiner & Associates investigated the role of cities’ electricity sourcing and how that plays into enticing companies to bring businesses and jobs to their area.

Do fast-growing cities, such as Austin, Charlotte, Indianapolis, and Nashville, compete for new businesses based on the availability of the renewables and the carbon emissions of their electric grids? How are utilities addressing demands for renewable or low-carbon power by some of the largest corporations? Will corporate commitments that include supply chains drive demand for renewable energy among medium- and small-sized businesses?

Join ELI and expert panelists to explore how corporate renewables and climate commitments are creating pressure on cities as they compete for business recruitment and retention, and how that pressure in turn is creating incentives for a more rapid decarbonization of electric utilities.

Panelists:
Linda Breggin, Director, Center for State, Tribal, and Local Environmental Programs; and Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Bryn Baker, Director, Policy Innovation, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance
David Gardiner, President, David Gardiner & Associates
James Hewett, Vice President, Renewable Energy, David Gardiner & Associates
Erin Hiatt, Senior Director, Sustainability and Innovation, Retail Leaders Industry Association
Decosta Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nashville Electric Service
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Chair of Law and Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School

Materials:

ELI members will have subsequent access to any materials/a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). 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.

November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 17, 2020
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Meeting the United Nations’ target of a net zero carbon society by 2050 will require a thorough reworking of how we generate, distribute, and use energy as well as how we manage water. One of the most promising, cost-effective sets of solutions to come out of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is the “digitalization” of energy and water services.

Metaphorically, analysts talk of how ICT applications project a “handprint” that can help reduce the climate and water “footprint” of other sectors. And collectively, the environmental and social benefits that digitalization offers—its handprint—could outweigh the negative impacts. How do we harness this technology to its fullest potential? Join experts from the ICT, water, and NGO worlds at this free, November 17 webinar to learn about the digital handprint and how public policies can help maximize its contribution to climate and water solutions.

 

Panelists:
Steve Harper
, Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation (moderator)
Will Sarni
, Founder and CEO, Water Foundry
Nanette Lockwood
, Global Director, Climate Policy, Trane Technologies
Brad Townsend
, Managing Director for Strategic Initiatives, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Materials:
ELI members will have subsequent access to any materials/a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). 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.

November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 18, 2020
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An ELI and Alston & Bird LLP Co-Sponsored Webinar

In the wake of COVID-19, there has been tremendous market growth for antimicrobial products, such as disinfectants and sanitizers, as well as consumer products with antimicrobial properties. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stringent requirements for antimicrobials and treated articles to ensure the safety of consumer products. Companies are increasingly facing complex compliance requirements as they look to manufacture, distribute, and sell new products in the pandemic landscape, and beyond.

For companies that want to manufacture, import, sell or use sanitizers and disinfectants, what are the key regulatory requirements they should focus on? Where in this process are companies prone to making mistakes? How should companies manage recalls of products that do not comply with the requirements? How are the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and EPA taking action to enforce regulations? How can companies quickly respond to the critical need for sanitizers and disinfectants and still be confident they are in compliance with federal and state laws?

Join ELI, Alston & Bird, and leading panelists as they dive into these questions and explore the legal nuances of disinfectants and sanitizers in 2020, and beyond.

 

Panelists:
Kevin S. Minoli, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP, Moderator
Edward Messina, Deputy Office Director (Programs), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Andrea Mojica, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)
Elise N. Paeffgen, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

Materials:
ELI members will have subsequent access to any materials/a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). 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.

November 18, 2020
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An ELI and State Energy & Environmental Impact Center Co-Sponsored Webinar

The U.S. legal system was built to address predictable health and environmental injuries, but it can seize up when health or environmental crises combine legally confounding fact patterns with huge humanitarian and financial stakes. Because these crises present serious societal challenges that affect large slices of America, however, they must be addressed—and resolved—in an open, fair, and equitable fashion.

Looking Back to Move Forward: Resolving Health & Environmental Crises, a new book from the New York University School of Law’s State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, describes the tools that advocates, judges, legislators, and policymakers have applied to address and resolve—with varying levels of success—seven major health and environmental crises of our time. With chapters written by leading legal practitioners and policy experts, the book provides a comprehensive, independent analysis of prior judicial and legislative settlement structures employed to resolve the toughest large-scale health and environmental liability and compensation challenges over the last 50 years.

On November 18, join ELI, the State Impact Center, and contributing authors to examine how lessons learned from these experiences can inform and guide how the legal system responds to the health and environmental crises of tomorrow.

Panelists:
David J. Hayes, Executive Director, State Impact Center, Moderator
John Cruden, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
Carol Jones, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute
Elizabeth Klein, Deputy Director, State Impact Center
Kate Probst, Independent Consultant
Joshua Van Eaton, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC


November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
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ELI’s Annual Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Eastern Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: NEPA, ESA, CWA, civil and criminal enforcement, TSCA, FIFRA, energy law, CAA, RCRA, CERCLA, due diligence in transactions, and ethics.

Please note: ELI's Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is available only to the member firms and organizations of ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs and to individual ELI Associates Program members. Membership status must be current through the month of the course. We encourage early enrollment as space is limited. Those seeking CLE can earn almost 20 hours for a reasonable fee, with special discounts provided to government, academic, and public interest employees.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


 

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November 20, 2020
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Co-sponsored by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)

Citizen science presents an opportunity for environmental agencies to obtain data that they can use for regulatory, enforcement and management decision-making.  However, while programs such as volunteer water monitoring have existed for many years, broader agency strategies for making use of such information are still emerging.  Some agencies have developed guidelines and frameworks to support citizen science initiatives, but most are still learning how to make use of data that comes from unconventional sources.

For the fifth session of INECE’s webinar series on citizen science and environmental enforcement, we will be joined by environmental agency representatives from different countries who will describe what their governments are doing to utilize and encourage citizen science, and the extent to which those strategies are being adopted by their environmental agencies. During the session, we will showcase these examples and explore successes, opportunities, barriers, limitations, challenges, and future possibilities for agency use of citizen science.

 

Speakers:
George Wyeth, ELI, Moderator
Jay Benforado, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cynthia Barzuna, SETENA Costa Rica
John Kennedy, Director, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Ecology

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