Professional Meetings

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.

June 20, 2011 to June 23, 2011

The National Healthy Homes Conference

The National Healthy Homes Conference (NHHC) is a federally-sponsored event, bringing together a wide range of health, housing and environmental professionals to work toward making housing healthy, safe and environmentally sustainable.

April 14, 2011

Nuts and Bolts of Marcellus Shale Drilling and Fracking

Join an expert panel, hosted by Environmental Law Institute,  in a discussion of developments in Marcellus Shale, where the issues mirror those of other gas fields across the country, and stay tuned for the second installment on May 19, 2011, Policy Implications of Marcellus Shale Drilling and Fracking.

April 13, 2011

American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut: The Next Landmark Supreme Court Climate Case

On April 19 the Supreme Court will hear arguments to decide whether states and private parties can sue power companies under federal common law for contributing to global warming and compel them to cap CO2 emissions. This panel, hosted by Environmental Law Institute, will discuss and debate the major issues at play and the likely outcome of the case.

March 29, 2011

The (Not So) New Executive Order on Regulatory Review, and What to Expect

The Environmental Law Institute invites you to join a panel discussion of the practical consequences of the regulatory EO; the process that will be used; environmental regulations and agencies expected to receive greater scrutiny; the role of Congress; and legal questions about the EO’s authority.

March 21, 2011 to March 24, 2011

Bridging the Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness

The Radiation Studies Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will sponsor a national conference on public health preparedness for radiation emergencies. 

April 11, 2011 to April 14, 2011

BioCycle Global 2011

This four-day global event will bring together facility managers, developers, public officials, investors, regulators, researchers, industry executives, equipment providers, haulers, advocates and other professionals from around the world dedicated to a common goal of successful and sustainable organic resource management.

March 17, 2011

Designing Effective and Enforceable Catch Share Systems

 This session, part of the Environmental Law Institute's 2011 Ocean Seminar Series, experts will discuss some of the key issues and possible solutions related to NOAA's new policy encouraging adoption of catch share systems nationwide.

June 23, 2011 to June 26, 2011

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference

The theme of the 2011 AESS Conference, hosted by the University of Vermont in Burlington, is "Confronting Complexity."

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