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Top environmental, energy, and resources lawyers discuss career development, legal issues, historical trends, and new developments in environmental law.

Environmental Law Explored: A Podcast SEERies ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

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Top environmental, energy, and resources lawyers discuss career development, legal issues, historical trends, and new developments in environmental law.

    History of the Clean Air Act

    History of the Clean Air Act

    In this episode Dr. Devra Davis and moderator Matt Oakes discuss historic events that led to the development of the first federal Clean Air Act.
    Dr. Devra Davis joins moderator Matt Oakes to discuss the history of major air inversion events that led to smog clouds that killed many Americans in the middle part of the 20th Century. These inversion events combined with other factors to general momentum for development of the wide-scale federal air regulation. Dr. Davis was Founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health (2004-2010). She has also served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the London School of Hygiene (2002-03) and Tropical Medicine, and at the Yeshiva University, New York (1995-96), and as a Visiting Professor at Mt.Sinai School of Medicine (1983-2010), Oberlin College (2000-2001) and Carnegie Mellon University (1999-2004). She is the founder of Environmental Health Trust in Teton County, Wyoming, a group that provides research and education about environmental health hazards. Dr. Davis is currently Visiting Professor of Medicine at The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, and Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun, Turkey. She has authored three books and hundreds of other publications, including When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution (2002, Basic Books), a National Book Award Finalist.

    • 45 min
    Update on Carbon Capture and Storage

    Update on Carbon Capture and Storage

    Join us for our newest podcast episode on Carbon Capture and Storage. Michael Cummings speaks with Doug Scott (Vice-President, Great Plains Institute) and Stacey Dahl (Senior Manager of External Affairs, Minnkota Power Cooperative) about the current landscape of carbon capture, use, and storage including an overview of current and potential uses in power generation, enhanced oil recovery, and other industry, recent and proposed legislation, and opportunities and challenges in connecting CO2 producers and end-users.

    • 24 min
    2018 Year in Review - Environmental Litigation Part 3

    2018 Year in Review - Environmental Litigation Part 3

    The authors of the Year-in-Review publication will discuss key cases occurring in environmental litigation, including cases that have created an ongoing legal debate concerning the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, liability for PFAS contamination, corporate responsibility for climate change, and the scope of class certification in environmental cases.
    In part 3 of the three part series, join Matt Wickersham and William S. “Buddy” Cox III.
    The 2018 Year in Review is available now. Access the chapters by becoming a section member today. To join, visit americanbar.org/environ.

    • 21 min
    2018 Year in Review - Environmental Litigation Part 2

    2018 Year in Review - Environmental Litigation Part 2

    The authors of the Year-in-Review publication will discuss key cases occurring in environmental litigation, including cases that have created an ongoing legal debate concerning the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, liability for PFAS contamination, corporate responsibility for climate change, and the scope of class certification in environmental cases.
    In part 2 of the three part series, join Matt Wickersham and John Watson in discussing the Giovanni v. U.S. Department of the Navy case.
    The 2018 Year in Review is available now. Access the chapters by becoming a section member today. To join, visit americanbar.org/environ.
     

    • 21 min
    Master Class on CERCLA and Brownfields with Peter Wright

    Master Class on CERCLA and Brownfields with Peter Wright

    On this podcast, you'll hear Peter Wright, Special Counsel to US EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, and Planning Chair Ilene Munk discussing the upcoming Master Class on Complex Environmental Liability Resolution coming up in June in Atlanta, GA. 

    Don't miss out and register for the conference by visiting ambar.org/cercla today!

    • 11 min
    2018 Year in Review - Environmental Litigation Part 1

    2018 Year in Review - Environmental Litigation Part 1

    The authors of the Year-in-Review publication will discuss key cases occurring in environmental litigation, including cases that have created an ongoing legal debate concerning the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, liability for PFAS contamination, corporate responsibility for climate change, and the scope of class certification in environmental cases.
    In part 1 of the three part series, join Kim Bick and Denise Fellers in discussing the Hawaii Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui.
    The 2018 Year in Review is available now. Access the chapters by becoming a section member today. To join, visit americanbar.org/environ.
     

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