Professional Meetings

November 30, 2011

Harnessing NEPA to Manage Cumulative Impacts in the Ocean

This Environmental Law Institute seminar in Washington, DC (and via teleconference) will bring together experts to discuss methods for improving cumulative environmental impacts analysis and utilizing NEPA to enhance ecosystem-based, adaptive management of human activities in the ocean.

November 30, 2011

TSCA Reform Series: Risk Management

This webinar, convened by the Environmental Law Institute, will examine reform of EPA authorities to control the sale, distribution, releases and use of chemicals. Topics to be addressed include: standard of proof; the role of cost/benefit analysis; private firm obligations; approaches to new technologies such as nanotech; and role of downstream users of chemicals.

November 17, 2011

Wind Energy, Wildlife, and Endangered Species

Co-sponsored by Patton Boggs LLP and the Environmental Law Institute, this seminar in Washington, DC will address the issues of wind power's adverse effects on birds and other wildlife, and related legal issues, from several points of view, including developers, environmental groups, and the federal government.

October 19, 2011

2011 Environmental Law Institute's Annual Miriam Hamilton Keare Policy Forum: Toward a Rational Energy Policy

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and DOE official David Sandalow will be among the speakers at this free ELI forum, held every year in the hours preceding the Institute's annual award dinner (when we will honor U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu with the 2011 ELI Award for Achievement in Environmental Law, Policy, and Management).

September 28, 2011

Supreme Court Review and Preview

The Environmental Law Institute's free annual Associates Seminar, with some of the pre-eminent experts on environmental law and the Court, will examine the docketed cases, changes in the Court, and the implications of recent decisions. Attend in person in Cambridge, MA, or via teleconference. RSVP by September 23rd.

September 20, 2011

TSCA Reform Webinar Series: Hazard, Use, and Exposure Data

This free Environmental Law Institute teleconference will explore topics such as the scope of EPA authority to require information and data, including on new chemicals such as nanomaterials; testing, including mutual acceptance of data and emerging methodologies; and the role of downstream users of chemicals. RSVP by September 16th.

September 15, 2011

Greening of Canadian Oil Sands: A View Across the Border

This free Environmental Law Institute teleconference will provide an overview of law and policy of Canadian oil sands extraction, as it compares to the United States resource extraction regime. RSVP by September 13th.

September 14, 2011

Regulatory Update on Wind Energy Permitting and Development

In this free Environmental Law Institute (attend in person in Washington, DC, or by teleconference) event, speakers will discuss issues in state and local siting rules, significant differences between offshore and onshore development, FAA and military radar issues, the FERC approval process, and related economic regulatory issues critical to wind power development. RSVP by September 8th.

May 23, 2011 to May 25, 2011

Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate

Some time this century the Republic of the Marshall Islands is likely to be completely submerged. They asked Columbia Law School to look at the legal issues this raises. If a country is under water, is it still a state? Does it still have a seat at the UN? What happens to its fishing rights and mineral rights? What is the citizenship of its displaced people? Does it have legal recourse? The result is this international conference of legal scholars on legal issues faced by island nations threatened by sea level rise.

May 19, 2011

Policy Implications of Marcellus Shale Drilling and Fracking

This seminar, hosted by Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC, follows Nuts and Bolts of Marcellus Shale Drilling and Fracking, on April 14, the first of a two-part series addressing fast-moving developments in the natural gas drilling arena, focusing on Marcellus Shale. The panel will discuss current legislative and policy developments occurring at federal and state levels, potential changes to the regulatory framework, and the overall implications for balancing energy needs with environmental protection in the future.

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