Earth Day Message From Section Chair Seth A. Davis

    April 21, 2017 11:34 AM by John Sturk

    Dear fellow Section members:

    April 22, 2017 marks the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day. I hope you will join me and your fellow members of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources in honoring the occasion, and take the opportunity to celebrate Earth Day in a meaningful way.

    Originally established in 1970 as a network for volunteers to take part in the growing environmental movement, Earth Day went global in 1990, bringing together non-profit groups, policy makers, and individuals. According to the Earth Day Network, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year.

    Earth Day is also widely acknowledged to have provided the momentum behind passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other pieces of legislation – providing the basis for many of our careers in environmental, energy, and natural resources law. It is incredible to think about how our field of practice was virtually non-existent prior to the 1970s. How far we have come!

    Your fellow members of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and I hope you will join us in marking Earth Day 2017 and carrying its spirit throughout the year.


    Seth A. Davis
    Section Chair
    ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

    Replay the keynote and panel from 46th Spring Conference

    April 6, 2017 3:06 PM by John Sturk

    Weren't able to attend the 46th Spring Conference? Check out the video below of the keynote address from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and our panel discussion on environment and energy priorities of the new administration and 115th Congress.


    Join a Section Committee!

    January 6, 2017 11:08 AM by John Sturk

    The Section offers 34 substantive committees related to environment, energy, and natural resources law. Joining will enable you to receive announcements of electronic newsletters and communications geared towards your specific areas of interest. Committees also help you:

    -Stay current through newsletters and committee program calls that keep you current on cases and developments in the committee’s subject area

    -Network with committee leaders and members
    -Communicate with fellow committee members via list serves and social media outlets

    -Gain opportunities for leadership in the committee and in our Section

    -Learn about opportunities to publish articles and propose program ideas

    -Choose your level of involvement—be as active in the committee as you wish, while always receiving the committee’s latest news!


    There are NO additional costs for Section members to join a committee, so join today!

    Special Video Presentation: The Trump effect on energy and environment law, manufacturing

    November 17, 2016 9:42 AM by John Sturk

    In partnership with E&E News, our Section presents this discussion of what a Trump administration might mean for the energy and environment legal landscape.

    Bracewell LLP's Jeff Holmstead and the National Association of Manufacturers' Ross Eisenberg sit down for an in-depth discussion on the impact President-elect Trump could have on U.S. EPA, climate regulations, the Obama administration's new methane rule and the future of the electric power grid.

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Previews the 24th Fall Conference

    September 12, 2016 2:48 PM by John Sturk

    The 24th Fall Conference will be hosted by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources October 5-8, 2016 in Denver, CO. Governor John Hickenlooper will be a keynote speaker. In this video, he addresses a few of the issues facing his state and the country, and what he hopes conference attendees will be discussing throughout the conference.”

    New Podcast Episode: "The Clean Air Act Handbook"

    July 26, 2016 4:12 PM by John Sturk


    Mat Todaro, chair of the Special Committee on Young Lawyers, talks with Julie Domike and Alex Zacaroli, co-editors of The Clean Air Act Handbook, Fourth Edition. They talk about the challenges in building a clean air practice, and offer career advice to lawyers working in the environmental law field.

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    New Podcast Episode: Insights on the Evolution and Future of CERCLA

    July 11, 2016 3:28 PM by John Sturk

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    Insights on the Evolution and Future of CERCLA

    Gary Steinbauer speaks with Peter L. Gray, co-chair of Dentons' U.S. Environment and Natural Resources Practice and author of the Superfund Manual: A Practitioner's Guide to CERCLA Litigation, about the changing legal issues dominating the CERCLA landscape.  Since its enactment more than 35 years ago, CERCLA has led to numerous high-profile lawsuits and continues to be an active area of environmental law.  Contaminated sites addressed under CERCLA are now more complex and significantly more expensive.  Sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.  

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    Back-to-Back Chicago Conferences Brought Region 5 lawyers, Superfund lawyers together

    June 30, 2016 4:10 PM by Peter Wright

    After 7 years, the Section returned to Chicago for the largest ever Section EPA Region 5 conference on June 14.  Over 125 attendees heard from national and regional attorneys and others about hot topics in environmental law, as well as resource and energy law.  One of the themes of the conference was the relationship of energy law and policy and natural resources law with environmental law.  This interconnected theme was illustrated in the sessions on the relationship between project development and endangered species, and Region 5 states’ power supply and reliability planning and the Clean Power Plan.  Of course, it would not have been a Region 5 conference without a session focused on EPA enforcement.

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    Section Chair Represents Section at Magna Carta 2015: Global Empowerment through Rule of Law Forum with Prince Charles

    April 10, 2015 6:42 AM by Romeo Talento

    4/9/15 8:25 AM CT | Author: Emily Remmel

    On March 18, 2015, HRH Prince Charles of England visited the United States to engage with youthful and energetic leaders from across the globe on a variety of pressing legal topics.

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