EPA Assistant Administrator, Peter Wright, to Address Environmental Law Conference

Jan 8, 2020 | Environmental

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) and the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) have announced that EPA Assistant Administrator, Peter Wright will deliver the keynote address at this year’s 50th anniversary presentation of the Environmental Law 2020 conference on February 6-7, 2020 in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference provides updates on significant developments in each major area of environmental law – including water, air, land, and climate – providing attendees an opportunity to learn what’s happening across the field and that may impact their practice and clients.

ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute present Environmental Law 2020 - Celebrating 50 Years - Advanced Annual Course and Live Video Webcast - February 6 - 7, 2020 - Washington, D.C.
ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute present Environmental Law 2020 – Celebrating 50 Years

During this two-day conference, attendees will learn from faculty draw from the private sector, government agencies, environmental advocacy groups, and academia. Additionally, there will be a discussion lead by Professor Richard Lazarus regarding his forthcoming book, The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court, which tells the “gripping inside story of how an unlikely team of lawyers and climate activists overcame conservative opposition – and their own divisions – to win the most important environmental case ever brought before the Supreme Court.”

Topics of discussions include:

  • Significant recent CERCLA litigation and regulatory developments
  • Clean air enforcement trends
  • PFAS, PFOA, and other emerging contaminants
  • Legislative developments relating to climate change
  • Supreme Court update

“For this year’s program we have once again assembled a stellar faculty drawn from government, academia, non-governmental organizations, and private practice,” said Pamela Esterman and Daniel Riesel, planning co-chairs and partners at Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C. in New York City. “The course will provide an update on critical new developments in environmental law, highlight what to expect from the current administration, and explore the more difficult substantive issues relating to each of the critical regulatory programs.”

To learn more about this program and to register for the in-person course or webcast, click here.