ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
Discussions from the top environmental, energy, and resources lawyers discussing career development, legal issues, and new developments in environmental law.
Ethical Considerations in Responding to Written DiscoverySep 18, 2017 37:13
Were you thrown head first into responding to written discovery at the start of your career without much guidance on what’s actually expected of you and your clients? Has it been a while since you’ve brushed up on the latest federal rule changes affecting discovery? Are you curious about expectations for discovery of electronically stored information, whether or not block objections are really acceptable, or what to do if your client hasn’t been truthful?
If you answered yes to any of the above, please join us as we get up-to-date practice pointers on written discovery responses and ethical considerations. Host Ronnie Gosselin of the Section's Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee talks with Ameri Klafeta of Eimer Stahl. Find out what you’ve been missing today!
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Be sure to register for the 25th Fall Conference in Baltimore, MD, featuring a diverse roster of speakers and experts on all facets of environmental, energy, and resources law. Visit www.shopaba.org/environfall for full details.
ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 25th Fall Conference PreviewSep 4, 2017 24:07
Host Roger Martella speaks with Jonathan Nwagbaraocha, Jennifer Wills, and Deanna Ray to preview the upcoming 25th Fall Conference in Baltimore, MD. Experts from around the environmental, energy, and resources law practice will descend on the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront October 18-21, 2017 for the premiere forum for dialogue and deliberation of current and emerging issues.
Panels will include reviewing governmental priorities in the Trump administration, discussing upcoming cases on the Supreme Court docket, discussion of trends in civil and criminal enforcement, and much more.
Visit the conference website at www.shopaba.org/environfall to get the full details of speakers and panels, and to register.
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Fracking and Tribal Sovereignty: The Pawnee Nation ClaimJul 1, 2017 25:45
In 2015, the Pawnee Nation approved a moratorium on fracking. The region was shaken by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on September 3, 2016. In March 2017, the Pawnee Nation filed a claim in tribal court, seeking damages from several oil companies, alleging hydraulic fracturing (specifically, wastewater injected into disposal wells) caused an increase in earthquakes, damaging tribal buildings and land. This case could be consequential, in that it was brought in tribal court. It brings to the forefront discussion over tribal sovereignty, and tension between tribes’ concerns about harms to the environment and royalties generated by energy and mineral resources, which many tribes rely on.
Host Cynthia Harris of the Section's Committee on Native American Resources interviews Professor Taiawagi Helton of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
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Emerging Framework for Environmental GovernanceJun 13, 2017 20:19
Guests John Howes, Roger Feldman, and George Crabtree discuss how laws related to the overall process of making, consuming, and disposing of consumer goods need to be shaped and coordinated in order to avoid unintended environmental consequences.
Specifically, the panel talks about the rare earth metals that comprise a wide range of consumer electronics, and how sustainable policies need to be implemented by the corporate and legislative sectors.
Our panelists include:Roger Feldman, OF Andrews Kurth Kenyon in Washington D.C., and chair of our Section's Infrastructure, Siting, and Reliability Committee Dr. George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory and Distinguished Professor of Physics Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois in Chicago John Howes, Principal of the Redland Energy Group in Washington, DC
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Dakota Access PipelineFeb 18, 2017 27:20
Description:The U.S. has approximately 72,000 miles of pipeline transporting crude oil across the country, but no pipeline has garnered more recent attention than the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Join host Shelly Geppert (Eimer Stahl LLP) and Troy A. Eid, a principal shareholder in the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig, and co-chair of the firm’s American Indian Law Practice Group, as they discuss the protests and litigation surrounding the pipeline, and the impact of recent executive orders on the future of DAPL. An accompanying powerpoint presentation is available at ambar.org/environyl. Please rate and review us on iTunes. Produced by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ
Section Member Spotlight: Bill PennyFeb 1, 2017 26:36
Description:Host Jillian Kirn interviews 30-year ABA member and former Section Chair Bill Penny, a partner with Burr and Foreman LLP in Nashville, and chair of the firm's environmental practice group. Bill shares with us his journey to becoming an environmental lawyer, advice for young lawyers, and the value he placed on his ABA membership in building his career. Please rate and review us on iTunes. Produced by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ
Section Member Spotlight: Sheila HollisDec 2, 2016 25:41
Host Joan Radovich interviews former Section Chair Sheila Hollis. Hollis is a 42-year member of the ABA, and talks about the early days of practicing environmental law, her experience as a woman in a very male-dominated profession, and tips and advice for career advancement she has learned over her long, storied career. Please rate and review us on iTunes. Produced by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ
EWSCE Conference PreviewOct 13, 2016 13:21
Scott Fulton and Steve Solow, co-chairs of the upcoming Environmental and Workplace Safety Criminal Enforcement Conference, discuss topics that will be covered during this special one-day CLE event. Noteworthy speakers including top government representatives will lead discussions on relevant topics such as expansion of criminal enforcement under the worker safety initiative and the Yates Memos, defensive strategies in the face of DOL and DOJ cooperation, and management of legal risks and communication during a crisis. You can register at www.shopaba.org/environfall. Please rate and review us on iTunes. Produced by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ
Fall Conference Preview: Matt Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental ProtectionSep 16, 2016 16:19
Description:California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matt Rodriquez offers the latest on changes in California’s carbon reduction laws, and why lawyers from across the country need to know about those changes. Rodriquez will speak on climate change law in a post-Paris world, at the 24th Fall Conference in Denver. You can register at www.shopaba.org/environfall. Please rate and review us on iTunes. Produced by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ
Fall Conference Preview: Medical Marijuana Industry and Environmental ImpactAug 29, 2016 11:10
Description:Alf Brandt, Chair of the Planning Committee for the 24th Fall Conference in Denver, CO, speaks with California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta about legislation pending in California affecting the medical marijuana industry and its environmental impact. Assemblymember Bonta will be part of a panel at the 24th Fall Conference discussing the same topic in detail. Register for the 24th Fall Conference at www.shopaba.org/environfall. Please rate and review us on iTunes. Produced by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ.
The Clean Air Act HandbookJul 26, 2016 41:49
Mat Todaro, chair of the Special Committee on Young Lawyers, talks with Julie Domike and Alex Zacaroli, co-editors of The Clean Air Act Handbook, Fourth Edition. They talk about the challenges in building a clean air practice, and offer career advice to lawyers working in the environmental law field. Please rate and review us on iTunes. Produced by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ.
Insights on the Evolution and Future of CERCLAJul 7, 2016 18:05
Description:Gary Steinbauer speaks with Peter L. Gray, co-chair of Dentons' U.S. Environment and Natural Resources Practice and author of the Superfund Manual: A Practitioner's Guide to CERCLA Litigation, about the changing legal issues dominating the CERCLA landscape. Since its enactment more than 35 years ago, CERCLA has led to numerous high-profile lawsuits and continues to be an active area of environmental law. Contaminated sites addressed under CERCLA are now more complex and significantly more expensive. Sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ.
LDP Speaker Series: Projecting a PresenceMay 27, 2016 01:06:50
Assistant U.S. Attorney General John Cruden heads the U.S. Department of Justice Energy and Natural Resources Division, making him the top environmental lawyer at the U.S. DOJ. Cruden served as Chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources from 2009-2010. Having spent a great deal of time in courtrooms and speaking before large groups, he shares with our Leadership Development Program class his tips on projecting a presence. Sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ
EPA National Enforcement InitiativeMay 24, 2016 27:32
Description:Andy Emerson of Holland and Knight LLP talks with Andrew Stewart of Vinson and Elkins LLP about the US EPA's recent announcement of new National Enforcement Initiatives for FY 2017–2019. Despite a declining resource base, the Agency has expanded the sectors and industrial activities that will receive priority national enforcement attention. EPA civil and criminal enforcement offices will dedicate focused resources toward the industrial activities covered by these NEIs as part of a nationwide program aimed at noncomplying facilities. Sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ
LDP Speaker Series: Value and Art of NetworkingMay 16, 2016 52:12
Past Section Chair Alexandra Dapolito Dunn discusses the value and art of networking, with many tips on how to create a memorable impression. Dunn is a former chair of our Section from 2012-2013, and currently serves as executive director of the Environmental Council of the States in Washington, DC. She's joined in the conversation by moderator John Milner. Sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ
EPA Audit Policies and Voluntary Disclosure ProcessApr 21, 2016 24:23
The U.S. EPA developed it's voluntary disclosure program to provide additional incentives for regulated entities to identify and correct non-compliance. Andy Emerson of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources talks with Andrew Stewart of Vinson & Elkins LLP about recent changes and updates to the EPA's program. Sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Online at http://www.americanbar.org/environ