Washington MCLE - Energy Law Courses
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The New Wave of Benzene Litigation: Class Actions
Benzene personal injury litigation has been around for decades. The plaintiffs in the traditional cases have alleged that their use of solvents, paints, varnishes, and other petroleum-based products have caused them to develop blood cancers. Recently, benzene was found in deodorants, sunscreens, and other personal care products. Subsequently, consumer class action cases were filed in federal district courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carol... More Info$501Law & Legal Proc.
PFAS: The New Contaminant of Enormous Concern
This CLE lecture will discuss the regulation of a new variety of contaminants, PFAS chemicals, also known as “forever chemicals.” As technology evolves, so must the law. We will discuss PFAS chemicals in the context of the federal and state drinking water regulations, with New York State currently having adopted the strictest of standards. This will include a discussion on the difficulties public water suppliers face in having to achieve these standards. We will also explore th... More Info$501Law & Legal Proc.
The Federal and Environmental Agenda: 1 Year Into The Biden Administration
This course will cover developments in federal environmental policies through the first year of the Biden Administration and likely future legislation, Executive Branch policies and key future court cases. The focus will be on climate change including the development of renewable energy sources, the regulation of the “forever chemicals”, ie, PFAS, Clean Air Act stationary and mobile source regulations, and the Clean Water Act Waters of the United States regulation. More Info$501Law & Legal Proc.
Meteorology and the Law: Hazardous Weather Preparedness and Litigation
Failure to prepare in advance for weather events, either as a result of misinformation or lack of knowledge about how to do so, is the cause of many weather-related lawsuits. Proper preparation in advance of both minor and major weather hazards can protect lives and property and create a more resilient community in the face of a changing climate. This course will present a survey of the field of forensic meteorology, including a discussion of the types of cases on which meteorologist... More Info$501.25Law & Legal Proc.
The Rights of Nature: Theory, Laws, and Emerging Jurisprudence
This CLE course will introduce lawyers to the concept of creating legally enforceable rights for ecosystems – an emerging area of environmental law which elevates environmental protection to a level comparable to human civil rights laws. This course will examine the legal theory behind “rights of nature” laws, and examine the anatomy of rights of nature laws that have been adopted by municipal governments across the United States. This course will also feature case studies of the enforce... More Info$1252.5Law & Legal Proc.
The Biden Administration Environmental Agenda
On his first day in office President Biden ordered many changes to the Trump environmental rules and pledged sweeping changes to the federal environmental and natural resources regulations. These initiatives will cover many areas particularly climate change. We will review the most significant items including climate change, other Clean Air Act initiatives and new directions for Clean Water Act, waste management and Endangered Species Act regulations. More Info$501Law & Legal Proc.
Climate Change Solutions
New York State enacted a climate change law calling for a significant increase in renewable energy, including 9,000 MW of offshore wind energy. Offshore wind projects are typically very complex and include the involvement of a multitude of government agencies. New York State currently has three major offshore wind energy projects underway. This CLE course will discuss new climate change laws, various stages of offshore wind energy projects, from the regulatory and permitting process,... More Info$501Law & Legal Proc.
New Challenges For Brownfield Redevelopment: Emerging Contaminants
Just when every State in the Country has developed a Brownfield Cleanup Program to facilitate the remediation of contamination commonly found on former industrial sites for new uses, a new class on contaminants called “Emerging Contaminants” or “Forever Chemicals” is further complicating development of these sites. This CLE Presentation will: Review the benefits of Brownfield Cleanup Programs, including financial and liability release incentives; Discuss ongoing issues with Brownfield... More Info$751.5Law & Legal Proc.
The Emerging Environmental Crisis
This CLE course addresses an interesting new area of environmental law: emerging contaminants in our drinking water. The course will primarily discuss the federal environmental statute that seeks to protect our drinking water supplies, the Safe Drinking Water Act. While there are many contaminants that are regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, there are new contaminants, called “emerging contaminants” that remain unregulated and are impacting the safety and quality of drinking water sup... More Info$1002Law & Legal Proc.