Laws & Regulations

April 27, 2012

Fisheries Law Enforcement: Status and Challenges

In this session, part of the Environmental Law Institute's Ocean Seminar Series, panelists will discuss the key challenges facing fisheries law enforcement agencies and the regulated industry, ongoing reform efforts, and what additional actions and solutions may be necessary to ensure that the system maximizes fisheries compliance. RSVP by April 25th.


"Canada Chops Environmental Reviews, Fires Scientists, Responders"

"OTTAWA -- Conservation advocates across Canada are warning today that more environmentally-destructive development will be approved now that the Conservative Harper Government has slashed environmental reviews. In the next 10 years, more than 500 projects representing over C$500 billion in new investments are proposed across Canada."

Source: ENS, 04/18/2012

"Transocean Seeks To Block CSB Oil-Spill Probe"

"Myriad agencies have investigated BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the owner of the rig that exploded and sank wants to draw the line at the one designated by Congress to probe disasters involving deadly chemical blasts and releases."

T"he U.S. Chemical Safety Board, which investigates chemical explosions in the same manner the National Transportation Safety Board investigates airplane crashes, launched its first offshore investigation shortly after the 2010 explosion killed 11 workers and allowed more than 4 million barrels of crude to foul the gulf.

Source: Reuters, 04/12/2012
April 25, 2012

A Coherent Energy Policy or Bust?

In this Environmental Law Institute seminar (in Washington, DC, and via teleconference), Michael Graetz, author of The End of Energy, and four other distinguished panelists will discuss issues related to an implemented, comprehensive energy policy.

April 18, 2012

Hydraulic Fracturing Risks and Opportunities

Winston & Strawn and Environmental Law Institute will co-host this seminar in Winston's New York office and via teleconference. The program will focus on both the environmental risks and the energy opportunities that result from the use of fracking to extract oil and gas, as well as the diverse perspectives and responses from the government, public interest, industry, and investment sectors to these risks and opportunities.

April 30, 2012

Driving Innovation to Build Sustainable Cities

This workshop in Washington DC, co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, World Business Council on Sustainable Development and World Environment Center, will focus on case studies related to sustainable transportation and energy efficiency.



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