State or Local Bar Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award - Past Award Recipients
The award was not bestowed by the Section in 2012.
Steven G. McKinney, Marilee Hanson, and Michael B. Hingerty
The Section is pleased to announce the State Bar of California, 2010 Environmental Law Conference of the Environmental Law Section as the recipient of the 2011State or Local Bar Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California the Conference included a number of panels that were designed to include multiple perspectives on complex issues. Topics included the California Environmental Quality Act that “turned 40” in 2010, land conservancies, the BP Gulf oil disaster, chemical use and regulation, the Clean Air Act, climate change, environmental justice, renewable energy, water rights, citizen enforcement, land use, river restoration, the intersection of bankruptcy and environmental law, and a host of other issues. Additionally, the Conference included popular updates on significant Supreme Court and appellate opinions. The Conference focused upon new approaches to environmental stewardship, new and emerging areas of law and was a great resource for experienced practitioners, new attorneys and law students.
Mike Pearce and Jeff Civins, Chair of the Conference Planning Committee
The Section is pleased to announce the 2009 Texas Environmental Superconference as the recipient of the 2010 State or Local Bar Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award. Sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section the Superconference is a mature, long-standing program with a very large, loyal following. The program annually combines the most relevant topics and some of the best speakers in an entertaining format for a large number of environmental attorneys and other environmental professionals. In addition to providing the sustained excellence for delivering CLE, the program also benefits the environment and environmental awareness in a number of ways. In addition to the technical information offered, proceeds from the program help fund multiple worthwhile projects. Proceeds from the conference have helped support the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section’s summer law clerks/intern program for several years.