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2017-2018 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference
Washington, D.C.

Environmental Law Institute
Friday, April 6, 2018

Featured Articles:

Preventing Industrial Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Call for Financial Assurance Mandates

  • Zachary C.M. Arnold (author)
  • Rachel Cleetus, Ph.D., Lead Economist & Climate Policy Manager, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Rosalie L. Donlon, Managing Editor, National Underwriter Property & Casualty Magazine and PropertyCasualty360.com
  • Catherine McCall, Director, Coastal & Marine Assessment Division, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Liz Williams Russell, Coastal Community Resilience Director, Foundation for Louisiana Visual Rulemaking
  • Kathryn A. Watts (co-author), Jack R. MacDonald Endowed Chair and Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Julia Anastasio, Executive Director & General Counsel, Association of Clean Water Administrators
  • Roger Martella, General Counsel for Environment, Health, and Safety, General Electric
  • Martha Roberts, Senior Attorney, U.S. Climate Legal and Regulatory Program, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Carol Ann Siciliano, Associate General Counsel of the Cross-Cutting Issues Law Office, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good Through Collective Impact Agreements, presented by author Patience Crowder (University of Denver Sturm College of Law)

  • Patience A. Crowder (author), Associate Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Ann E. Condon, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute
  • John R. Ehrmann, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Meridian Institute
  • Kristin A. Pauly, Managing Director, Prince Charitable Trusts (1999-2015) and Co-Founder, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network
  • Matthew Wagner (invited), Manager, Renewable Energy Development, DTE Energy

 

Interactive Webinar

Monday, April 9, 2018

Featured Article:

Managing the Future of the Electricity Grid: Distributed Generation and Net Metering

  • Burcin Unel, Ph.D, (co-author), Energy Policy Director, The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, Co-Author
  • Ellen Anderson, former Chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • Adam Benshoff, Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs, Edison Electric Institute
  • Bradley Campbell, President, Conservation Law Foundation

 

2018 ELPAR poster ELPAR Symposium: Relative Adminstrability, Conservatives, and Environmental Regulatory Reform

Monday, March 12th
12:00 to 1:00pm
Flynn Auditorium

ELPAR, EELS, and EELU were pleased to host Professor Blake Hudson, from the Houston Law Center, to discuss his recent article, "Relative Adminstrability, Conservatives, and Environmental Regulatory Reform.” Professor Hudson discussed the merits of environmental reform through line drawing, rather than federal government programs, as an alternative which aligns with conservative values and tackles their administrability concerns head on. 

Professor Hudson was joined by the following:

Michael Butler, CEO, Tennessee Wildlife Federation
Bob Martineau, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Greer Tidwell, Director of Environmental Management, Bridgestone Americas


 

WBUR Here and Now: When It Comes To Food In Nashville, It's Waste Not, Want Not - April 18, 2017 - Zucchini skins from kitchen prep. A half burger left on a plate. And food prepared for diners who didn't show. It all adds up to a lot of food waste for restaurants. Adjunct Professor of Law Linda Breggin is interviewed.

2017 ELPAR Nashville Symposium

“Enhancing Conservation Options: an Argument for Statutory Recognition of Options to Purchase Conservation Easements,” March 13, 2017


E&E News Publishing PM: Forum discusses potential impacts of military's energy initiatives - April 10, 2015


Environmental Protection: The Role of Shareholder Activism
Sponsored by Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, ELPAR and the Environmental Law Society featuring Andy Mims , Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisers

2016 ELPAR Capitol Hill Conference

The 2016 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt Law School

April 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

 

2016 Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Commitment Device

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Commitment Device

The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, Vanderbilt's Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, Vanderbilt's Law and Economics Program, and Vanderbilt's Environmental Law Society hosted a panel discussion of Climenko Fellow Matthew Wansley's article "Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Commitment Device." 

 

Panelists Included: 

  • Matthew Wansley, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, Co-Director, Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Kevin Stack, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

 

Food Waste Panel & Nashville Premiere of 'Just Eat It!' Documentary Food Waste Panel & Nashville Premiere of the Documentary "Just Eat It!" 

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt's Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, and Vanderbilt's Environmental Law Society present the this provocative documentary on food waste, “Just Eat It!” along with an esteemed panel for discussion.

Wed., October 28, 2015 — 12:00-2:00 p.m. — Flynn Auditorium

Panelists include:

Professor J.B. Ruhl (Vanderbilt Law School), JoAnne Berkenkamp (Natural Resources Defense Council), Darby Hoover (Natural Resources Defense Council), Jaynee Day (Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN), Seema Prasad (Miel Restaurant; Recap), Linda Breggin (Environmental Law Institute; Nashville Food Waste Initiative), Rajesh Karmani (Zero Percent)



2015 ELPAR DC Capitol Hill Conference The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review held its Eighth Annual Conference on Capitol Hill  on April 10, 2015 discussing the following articles:

Audio of the entire panel discussion is located on the ELI website.


Environmental Protection: The Role of Shareholder Activism - March 23, 2015 - Vanderbilt Law School's Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, and Environmental Law Society, hosted Andy Mims, trustee and partner with Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors, for a lunchtime talk.


 

Public Utility and the Low-Carbon Future in Nashville, Tennessee - March 9, 2015 - ELPAR welcomed Professor  William Boyd  of the University of Colorado Law School as a part of its annual Nashville conference to discuss the importance of a revitalized and expanded notion of public utility for efforts to decarbonize the U.S. power sector. A panel of experts joined him in discussing this proposal

 

  • Amanda Garcia, Staff Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Suedeen G. Kelly, Chair of Energy Regulatory, Markets & Enforcement Practice, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Jim Rossi, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review held its Seventh Annual Conference on Capitol Hill  on April 4, 2014 discussing the following articles:

Audio of the entire panel discussion is located on the ELI website.


 

Bob Martineau

Robert Martineau, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will discuss environmental issues in Tennessee - September 9, 2013 - Hyatt Room, 12:05 p.m. Co-sponsored by ELPAR, the Energy, Environmental and Land Use Program, and the Environmental Law Society.

 

  

2013 ELPAR conference student attendees 2013 ELPAR Annual Conference on Capitol Hill
March 22, 2013

Agenda | Pictures

 

Audio of the entire panel discussion is located on the ELI website.

 

 

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