Laws & Regulations

September 25, 2012

Supreme Court Review & Preview

This panel, convened by the Environmental Law Institute, will discuss the potential significance for environmental lawyers of the Court's decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the Court's ruling and likely rulings in a series of Clean Water Act cases decided last term and to be argued this term, and several other environmental cases pending before the Court. Attend in Cambridge, MA or via webcast.

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September 20, 2012

Wind and Waves: The Future of Ocean Energy

How can offshore renewable energy projects be sited to avoid impacts to sensitive marine life? Can the promise be delivered, and if so, when? Panelists help develop answers based on their real-world experience as regulators, developers, and stake-holders for PG&E's WaveConnect project and the first U.S. offshore wind project, Cape Wind.

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September 14, 2012

Agriculture and Environmental Protection: The 2012 Farm Bill and Beyond

This national teleconference will address a range of environmental and natural resource issues related to the new Farm Bill. Topics will include: potential changes to working lands and land retirement conservation programs; the scope of compliance requirements under "sodbuster," "swampbuster," and other programs; organic food production incentives; and what the new legislation may mean for concentrated animal feeding operations.

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September 13, 2012

Ocean and Coastal Law Enforcement: Enforcing Ocean Water Quality Standards

In the final installment of a three-part focus series on Ocean and Coastal Law Enforcement, this seminar will explore the enforcement of ocean water quality standards.

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September 6, 2012 to September 15, 2012

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

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September 16, 2012 to September 17, 2012

Industry Leadership Forum on Arctic Sustainable Development

The World Ocean Council (WOC) Arctic Business Leadership Council meeting marks the start of an ongoing forum for multi-sectoral collaboration among responsible companies on the future of the Arctic. The gathering will bring together representatives of shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, marine science/technology and other industries with interests in the Arctic.

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News Analysis: "Giving Reins to the States Over Drilling"

"By proposing to end a century of federal control over oil and gas drilling and coal mining on government lands, Mitt Romney is making a bid for anti-Washington voters in key Western states while dangling the promise of a big reward to major campaign supporters from the energy industry."

Source: NY Times, 08/24/2012

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