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The six awardees listed below were recognized during a virtual ceremony on December 7, 2023. A link to the recording is available here.

ABA Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental, Energy, or Resources Law and Policy

Environment, Energy, and Resources Dedication to Diversity and Justice Award

  • Veronica Eady, Vice President for Equity and Justice, Resources Legacy Fund

ABA Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship

Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy

  • James R. May, Distinguished Professor of Law and Founder of the Global Environmental Rights Institute, Widener University Delaware Law School

Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award

  • University of Connecticut Center for Energy & Environmental Law's 2023 Earth Day Conference

The State or Local Bar Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award

  • The State Bar of Texas Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section’s 2022 Symposium on Legal System Changes to Address Climate Change and the Energy Transition

The two awardees listed below were recognized during an in-person ceremony as part of the Section's 31st Fall Conference in October 2023.

ABA Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental, Energy, or Resources Law and Policy

Environment, Energy, and Resources Government Attorney of the Year Award

  • William Brighton, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, U.S. Department of Justice