PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education and the Environmental Law Institute are pleased to announce the return of Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation, the premier event for environmental lawyers and other related professionals. This year's conference will take place at Hunton & Williams LLP in Washington, DC on May 19 - 20, 2016. By acting now, new registrants who attend in person can save $200 on the course fee.
Designed to provide an excellent framework for understanding the law and counseling clients in this complex area, this course also offers an optional introductory lecture with grounding in the basic substantive law and practice issues, as well as a keynote address from John C. Cruden, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division in the U.S. Department of Justice.
A top-flight faculty – including senior public officials from federal and state/local regulators and enforcement agencies, private practitioners, scientists, and public interest advocates – provide in-depth legal analyses, policy perspectives, and insights on the future of this sacred resource. Together they address questions such as:
- How are litigation and rulemakings reshaping the NPDES permit program – increasing its scope and creating new uncertainties?
- Will the 6th Circuit hear the merits of the challenges to the WOTUS rule? How will the U.S. Supreme Court rule in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.? What other legal challenges might advocates bring? Are there activities that may be subject to the CWA for the first time or no longer covered?
- What adjustments need to be made to water quality standards and permits in order to adapt to the environmental impacts brought on by climate change?
- What do the new National Enforcement Initiatives – coupled with resource constraints – mean for EPA investigations and enforcement capabilities?
"While the Clean Water Act was passed more than 40 years ago with the laudable goal of protecting our nation's waters, the law is anything but settled," said course planning co-chair Rachel Jean-Baptiste of the Environmental Law Institute. "A strong understanding of the Act and the latest regulatory developments is therefore a 'must have' for today's environmental attorneys and clean water professionals. This course aims to do just that," she continued.
Those who register by April 22, 2016 to attend the conference in person can save $200 by using coupon code CX027EB2 at checkout. For more information or to register, click here.
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