Lexington, VA • Friday, February 10, 2012
The Washington and Lee Law Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment (JECE) will hold a symposium next Friday, February 17 on strategies for pursuing legal action under state laws to address global climate change and related energy and environmental issues.
The day-long symposium, titled "Reclaiming Environmental Federalism," will begin at 9 a.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall, on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The symposium is free and open to the public. The Journal anticipates being able to offer CLE credits to attendees.
Specific topics include electric utility regulation, climate adaptation, private nuisance, shale gas extraction, and more. Symposium participants include legal scholars, practitioners, and representatives from a variety of government agencies.
Panel topics include:
- Federalism Theory: Arguments for Enhancing State and Local Action
- Electric Utility Regulation: Environmental Benefits, Costs, and the Public Interest
- Production and Underground Injection of Gases
The Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment is a student-edited periodical whose mission is to engage and educate the legal community, policy-makers, and the general public through publications and symposia on climate change, energy, and environmental issues affecting local, national, and global communities. Learn more about the Journal at http://law.wlu.edu/jece.