September 10, 2019

Co-Sponsored by ELI and the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU Law

An ELI Member Seminar

A wave of groundwater connection claims and concerns have been sweeping the nation resulting in conflicting federal court decisions and interpretations of the reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA). On November 6, the Supreme Court will hear the argument in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund to potentially resolve the conflicting lower court decisions. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an interpretative statement in April announcing the CWA does not cover releases of pollutants from a point source to groundwater regardless of a connection between the groundwater and jurisdictional protected waters.  

What are the implications of EPA’s announcement and a possible Supreme Court decision in Maui next year? How would a potential new CWA landscape impact practitioners and officials across the U.S. as they attempt to progress their interests? What opportunities exist to advance legislative strategies, and how might a final “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule further affect these decisions? Our panelists confronted these questions and explored the multifaceted challenges and opportunities facing states, industries, and federal agencies.

James M. McElfish, Jr., Senior Attorney, Director, Sustainable Use of Land Program, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Julia Anastasio, Esq., Executive Director and General Counsel, Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA)
Sean G. Herman, Associate, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Joshua Segal, Special Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Office of the Attorney General

ELI members will have access to 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.

September 10, 2019

Presented by the D.C. Environment & Energy Associations*
Sponsored by Beveridge & Diamond PC

Our fall reception featured two outstanding speakers who shared tips to help enhance networking skills to further your career. Our events are both a chance to meet and greet professional colleagues and to learn invaluable networking tools.

Anne E. Collier, MPP, JC, PC, Chief Executive Officer, Arudia
Carol Ann Siciliano, Acting Deputy General Counsel for Environmental Media and Regional Law Offices, Office of General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency

*The D.C. Environment & Energy Associations group is comprised of area organizations focused on environmental and energy policy and law. This event is co-sponsored by: Energy Bar Association; Environmental Law Institute; Women in Government Relations; Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Energy and Environmental Law Forum; Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment; Women’s Energy Network.