Professional Meetings

July 16, 2010 to July 18, 2010

Third Annual Whale Shark Festival and Academic Conference

Noted marine biologists from Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, the Center for Shark Research/Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida and Mexico’s Project Domino will present their research at the Third Annual Whale Shark Festival in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

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July 20, 2010

Modernizing the NEPA Process in the Context of the Gulf Disaster

At this Environmental Law Institute event, a panel will briefly outline the NEPA processes surrounding approval of drilling for oil in the BP/Deepwater Horizon incident and then discuss the role of so-called "categorical exclusions."

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June 21, 2010 to June 22, 2010

Chemical Toxicity Testing: The United States and Beyond

In Washington, DC: Day One at the National Press Club, "The Future of Chemical Toxicity Testing in the U.S.: Creating a Roadmap to Implement the NRC’s Vision and Strategy" and Day Two at  Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, "International Harmonization In Chemical Toxicity Testing: An EU Perspective on the Way Forward".

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June 17, 2010

New EPA Coal Ash Rules: Understanding the Options

An Environmental Law Institute event; a panel will discuss the background and features of the rule, possible benefits and drawbacks of each option, and the role of recycling.

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November 1, 2010 to November 4, 2010

2010 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities

The Environmental Council of the States, World Resources Institute and United States Environmental Protection Agency are collaborating in this conference to provide a better understanding and use of a broad array of environmental information aligning with the Administration's call for open government and transparency, participation and collaboration.

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June 21, 2010 to June 23, 2010

Global Media Forum: Climate Change and the Media

With more than 50 events the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum continues its annual successful international conference in 2010.

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June 6, 2010 to June 9, 2010

International Water Association's Water Loss Task Force Conference

URBAN WATER LOSSES RUNNING AT 50% PLUS. Scientists, engineers try to plug leaks of resource more precious than gold. Journalists with an interest in environmental and water challenges are invited to apply for accreditation to cover this Sao Paulo, Brazil conference.

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May 13, 2010

ENERGY STAR Gets the Spotlight

A recent GAO report indicates the ENERGY STAR product certification process is vulnerable to fraud and abuse. The Environmental Law Institute brings together a panel of EPA and DOE reps with commentators who will discuss the impacts to energy efficiency and the roles of consumers, investors, and the manufacturing bottom line.

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April 27, 2010

The Supreme Court Revisits NEPA: A Post-Argument Panel on Monsanto v. Geertson Farms

Immediately following oral argument before the Supreme Court on April 27, the Environmental Law Institute will gather attorneys involved in the case for a panel discussion about the argument, their impressions of how the Court will resolve the case, its political and legal context, and implications for the future use of injunctions in environmental cases.

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April 22, 2010

From Coal to Gas: Whether, When, How

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service indicates that underutilized natural gas plants have the potential to displace some coal plants. The author of the report joins an expert panel to look at the possibilities and questions raised by the idea of coal displacement. An Environmental Law Institute event.

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