Hydraulic Fracturing, Greenhouse Gas Regulations Among Topics at ABA Environmental Law Conference

CHICAGO, March 14, 2012 – Leading environmental officials, lawyers, industry representatives and academics will meet in Salt Lake City March 22-24 for the _’s 41st Annual Conference on Environmental Law, sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.

News reporters may attend the conference at no charge. For media credentials or other information, please contact Ira Pilchen, , .

Please click here for a full conference agenda. Session and speaker highlights include:

Keynote address: Robert M. Sussman, senior policy counsel to the administrator, Office of the Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Government Senior Legal Officers Roundtable: Scott C. Fulton, general counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Gary S. Guzy, deputy director and general counsel, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Ignacia C. Moreno, assistant attorney general, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

How New Laws and Regulation Are Changing the Game of Urban Expansion: Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr., Colorado Supreme Court.

The Rise of the NGOs as the Drivers of Environmental Law: Douglas T. Nelson, vice president and general counsel, CropLife; Kassie Siegel, director, Climate Law Institute; Joanne Spalding, senior managing attorney, Sierra Club.

Hot Topics in EU Environmental Law: C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray and Associates, Washington, D.C.

Energy Projects Off the Reservation: Pursuing Consultation and Conflict Resolution When Energy Development Impacts Tribal Resources Beyond Trust Lands: Andrew C. Mergen, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Brian R. Turner, National Trust for Historic Preservation.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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