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23 Sep 2017

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

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Discussions from the top environmental, energy, and resources lawyers discussing career development, legal issues, and new developments in environmental law.

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    Ethical Considerations in Responding to Written Discovery

    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! 

    Please rate and review us on iTunes. To learn more about our Section, or to join us, please visit www.americanbar.org/environ.

    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.


  • Posted on 18 Sep 2017

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    ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 25th Fall Conference Preview

    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. 

    Please rate and review us on iTunes! To learn more about our Section, and to join us, visit www.americanbar.org/environ


  • Posted on 04 Sep 2017

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    Fracking and Tribal Sovereignty: The Pawnee Nation Claim

    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. 

    Please rate and review us on iTunes, and share our podcast widely. To learn more about our Section and to join us, visit www.americanbar.org/environ


  • Posted on 30 Jun 2017

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    Emerging Framework for Environmental Governance

    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

    To support our Section, or to join us, please visit our website at www.americanbar.org/environ


  • Posted on 13 Jun 2017

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    Dakota Access Pipeline

    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

  • Posted on 17 Feb 2017

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