News Events & Press Conferences

November 18, 2015

EPA's Clean Power Plan: What Tribes Need to Know

This final webinar in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series will provide insight into the plan's relevance to tribal communities and show how tribes can and should participate in the 90-day public comment process that began Oct. 23, 2015. Free, RSVP required.

December 4, 2015 to December 5, 2015

The Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP) and Public Meetings

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry invites the public to two meetings: The CAP Meeting (Dec 4) and to hear from the authors of a group of health studies that have been conducted to better understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC (Dec 5).

November 5, 2015

Overview of the New Waters of the United States Rule​

This free webinar, 12-1pm ET, will provide an overview of the stayed new rule with illustrations of which waters would be jurisdictional under the rule and which waters would not be; an update on the litigation; and a review of how to determine if waters are jurisdictional under the existing rules that will remain in effect until the new rule litigation is completed.

August 3, 2015

U.S. EPA Media Call on Clean Power Plan, 4 P.M.

Join the EPA's on-the-record media conference call with Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, on the Clean Power Plan. The call is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. EDT, but EPA is expecting alot of interest so is advising journalists to start calling in at 3:30.

August 3, 2015

NPF Briefing "Covering the Pope: Policy and Politics"

The National Press Foundation will bring together reporters for a free briefing (in Washington, DC) and live webinar. They’ll have experts with data and knowledge on the issues that the Pope has brought to the fore: poverty, hunger, immigration, the environment and more.

March 24, 2015

Implications of EPA's Coal Ash Rule on Regulated Entities and the Environment

On December 19, 2014, EPA’s Administrator signed the first ever federal rule regulating the disposal of coal ash, determining it should be regulated as a solid waste. The Environmental Law Institute invites you to Washington, DC (or via teleconference) for an in-depth examination of the final coal ash rule. Panelists will explain the rule’s workings and answer questions.

February 24, 2015

Neonicotinoids and Colony Collapse Disorder: Regulating and Product Stewardship in the Face of Uncertainty

Due to the ongoing significant population declines in pollinating insects in Europe and North America, especially honeybees, the Environmental Law Institute invites you to join a teleconference of esteemed panelists to learn more about the current debates regarding neonicotinoid pesticides and their regulation.

February 26, 2015

Fertilizer or Solid Waste: How Far Does RCRA Spread?

On January 14, 2015, the Eastern District of Washington held that Cow Palace Dairy, LLC is liable under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for managing manure in a way that poses a substantial and imminent endangerment to public health in violation of open dumping provisions — significant because it defines Cow Palace’s manure as solid waste under RCRA. The Environmental Law Institute invites you to join a dynamic discussion via webinar on the definition of solid waste under RCRA.

December 3, 2014

The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

At the Wilson Center in Washington, DC (and webcast live), author Alan Weisman will give a keynote presentation on his experience researching and promoting his landmark book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?" Following his presentation, a roundtable panel of environment and health reporters will discuss their surprising new stories where climate change meets resilience, population, and health.

December 9, 2014

UNEP COP20 & Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014

COP20 in Lima is the foremost, principal opportunity for global nations to negotiate and shape the contribution they will give to vastly reduce their carbon emissions, before a definitive commitment in Paris. Held in conjunction with COP 20, the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014 (SIF14) in partnership with UNEP is the essential platform to showcase your undertaking to mobilize the green economy, and enable low carbon development.


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