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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.

    Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns Series: Fundamentals and Definitions

    Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns Series: Fundamentals and Definitions

    In the first episode of the Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns podcast series, Carroll Muffett explains the fundamentals of microplastics and the history of the plastic industry. Carroll Muffett is President and CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). 

    • 30 min
    50 Years of EPA: Looking Back with David Coursen

    50 Years of EPA: Looking Back with David Coursen

    David Coursen discusses his career at the EPA, where he worked on tribal matters in the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s, with Cynthia Harris, staff attorney and Director of Tribal Programs at the Environmental Law Institute and past member of the Section’s Leadership Development Program. This podcast was recorded in late 2020.

    • 43 min
    50 Years of EPA: Looking Back with Chuck Elkins

    50 Years of EPA: Looking Back with Chuck Elkins

    Chuck Elkins discusses his career at the EPA, where he held 10 different senior management positions between 1971 and 1995, with JD Howard, an associate at Morris, Manning, & Martin, LLP and past member of the Section’s Leadership Development Program. This podcast was recorded in late 2020.

    • 46 min
    Groundwater and Surface Water: Are We Lurching Toward a New Reality in Federal Legal Considerations?

    Groundwater and Surface Water: Are We Lurching Toward a New Reality in Federal Legal Considerations?

    This podcast episode addresses recent US Supreme Court decisions and ongoing litigation before the Court regarding the interaction of surface water and groundwater. Three recent United States Supreme Court cases — the decisions in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund and Mississippi v. Tennessee, and the ongoing litigation before the Supreme Court in Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado — reflect the slow but inevitable changes to the traditional legal framework surrounding federal consideration of surface water and groundwater interaction. Our guest is Kathy Robb, the author of an article discussing these cases and related issues.

    • 43 min
    New to the In-House Role: The Biggest Challenges and Greatest Rewards

    New to the In-House Role: The Biggest Challenges and Greatest Rewards

    Keith Tashima, Environmental Safety & Health Counsel at Lockheed Martin Corporation, is interviewed by Peter Keays, Shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Shiller, about his recent transition from the DOJ to his current in-house position. Keith discusses a range of issues, including the challenges presented by his new role, his strategies for success, and tips for outside counsel working with new in-house counsel. This episode is the second in a series that explores the perspectives, role, and daily lives of in-house environmental counsel. The views expressed by Keith and Peter reflect their personal experiences and observations and are not those of their clients, firm, or employer.     

    • 30 min
    Synching Science and Policy to Address Climate Change in Tribal Communities

    Synching Science and Policy to Address Climate Change in Tribal Communities

    In this episode, Heather Tanana and John Ruple (S.J. Quinney College of Law – University of Utah) discuss their recent NR&E article. Climate change is a global environmental problem, and within the United States, the adverse impacts of our changing climate are falling disproportionately on minority and low-income communities. Native Americans and tribal communities are being impacted in unique ways because of their long and deep ties to landscapes that are subject to rapid environmental changes. The hosts highlight the federal government’s legal obligations to protect Native Americans and the lands they occupy as well as the disproportionate impacts climate change is having on tribal communities. Based on a review of over 100 articles and other publications on the nexus between science and law, they identify recommendations on how to better synchronize science and policy to address climate change, including the recognition and utilization of indigenous science.

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