April 21, 2020

ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources hosts 49th Spring Conference webinar series

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2020 — Several top officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will speak at the 49th Spring Conference kickoff webinar and opening plenary, sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT) and 1 p.m. (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, April 23. The series replaces the in-person meeting in Chicago, which was canceled due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is free to everyone, ABA member or not. 

What:
49th Spring Conference, sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

When: 
9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT) and 1 p.m. CDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Where
ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

The prerecorded keynote presentation features comments from:

  • Douglas H. Benevento, deputy administrator (nominee), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, assistant administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • Peter Wright, assistant administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

The opening plenary, “Something New: The Intersection of Policy, Science, and Litigation When New Contaminants Emerge,” follows at 1-2:30 p.m. CDT (2-3:30 p.m. EDT) on Thursday. Panelists will discuss the increasing number of new contaminants as federal, state and local government officials evaluate how best to act to protect public health. Panelists include:

  • Ravi Arulanantham, senior principal consultant, Geosyntec Consulting Inc., Walnut Creek, California
  • Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, assistant administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • Stan Meiburg, director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Granta Nakayama, King & Spalding, Washington, D.C.

Registration is not required for the keynote presentation, which will be available to view on the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources homepage. Registration is required for the opening plenary and all upcoming Spring Conference CLE webinars, which resume in June.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing and registration, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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