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TypeTitleStartEndCLEPrice
Harrisburg - Both Days
Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street, Second & Market Streets, Harrisburg PA, 17101
STARTWed., Apr. 01, 2020
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Apr. 02, 2020
4:00 PM
CLE 10 sub/2 eth PRICE Regular: $575.00
New Attorney: $275.00
Harrisburg - Day One
Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street, Second & Market Streets, Harrisburg PA, 17101
STARTWed., Apr. 01, 2020
9:01 AM
ENDWed., Apr. 01, 2020
5:15 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $350.00
New Attorney: $175.00
Harrisburg - Day Two
Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street, Second & Market Streets, Harrisburg PA, 17101
STARTThu., Apr. 02, 2020
8:30 AM
ENDThu., Apr. 02, 2020
4:00 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $350.00
New Attorney: $175.00

About

Special Pricing Available

PA Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section Member

Attending One Day: $295, use discount code ELFEEL1
Attending Two Days: $525, use discount code ELFEEL2

Full-time Environmental Public Interest Lawyer

Attending One Day: $265, use discount code ELFPI1
Attending Two Days: $425, use discount code ELFPI2

Registration is open! Reserve your seat now for the premier environmental law event of the year

Gathering ground for attorneys in private practice and public service, engineers, consultants, professors, and scientists, this event puts you in the hot seat: learn, network, exchange, debate!

Revitalize & energize your practice—reap the benefits all year long

  • Delve into unfamiliar areas of environmental law to expand your practice
  • Seek out the advanced-level classes to revitalize your practice
  • Earmark the sessions that offer legislative and regulatory updates
  • Learn proactive strategies for balancing green against green
  • Network, network, network!

Speakers who will engage you; concepts that will challenge you… updates, changing laws, developing legislation and new technologies 

Featuring tracks designed to provide you with cutting edge information in your areas of interest 

  • Energy development
  • Conventional land developments
  • Regulatory & policy change
  • Environmental litigation
  • Special areas of interest, basics, updates, misc. 

Don’t miss a beat with our annual updates – 

  • Federal & state issues
  • Major federal environmental decisions
  • Stormwater management
  • CERCLA, Brownfields, hazardous waste, Act 2
  • Land use & zoning law update
  • Oil & gas
  • NGO litigation
  • Emerging issues in agriculture
  • Clean air act litigation

Watch for these exciting sessions with up-to-date information and insights:

  • The Environmental Rights Amendment in practice 
  • Renewable energy
  • Recycling
  • PFOS
  • Climate change
  • Trends for regulatory change
  • Pipelines
  • Cooperative federalism
  • Section 401 of the Clean Water Act explained

Plus, our annual “super sessions”—

  • EHB Roundtable
  • Planners’ Roundtable

Returning this year—a Basics track:

  • Air
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Oil & Gas
  • Enforcement & Appeals

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Plenary Session
Opening Remarks by US EPA Region 3 Administrator Cosmo Servidio

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Workshops

  • Federal State Issues
  • Development of a Contaminated Site 
  • Basics: Air
  • Projects Formerly Known as SEPs

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Workshops

  • The Environmental Rights Amendment Right Now 
  • Stormwater Management in Land Development 
  • Basics: Waste: Navigating Commonwealth and Federal Waste Regulation from Cradle to Grave
  • Affordable Clean Energy Rule

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Workshops

  • Drinking Water Contamination 
  • The State’s Involvement in Federal Superfund Matters
  • Basics: Water
  • Recent Developments in Administrative Law Applied to Environmental Cases 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Workshops

  • Ethics: Privilege and Confidentiality
  • Land Use and Zoning Law Update (including ERA)
  • Basics: Oil & Gas 
  • What’s Next for PFAS?  New Remediation Technologies, Legislation, and Litigation

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM – Workshops

  • Ethics: Planners Roundtable--A Different Separation of Powers Question
  • Endangered Species
  • Basics: Enforcement & Appeals

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Workshops

  • Major Federal Environmental Decisions
  • Water Update
  • Federal Regulatory Change
  • Pipeline Issues 

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Workshops

  • Developments in NGO National Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Regulatory Update
  • Emerging Environmental Issues in Agriculture
  • Hot Topics in Coal and Non-Coal Mining  

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Workshops

  • RGGI & PA: Pennsylvania’s Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
  • Hot Topics in the River Basins 
  • Ethics: Diversity and Environmental Practice: Why We Need It & How it can be Achieved
  • State of Play on Renewable Energy

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM – Workshops

  • Environmental Hearing Board Roundtable (1 credit ethics)
  • Federal & State Air Quality 
  • Section 401 of Clean Water Act Explained
  • Climate Change 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Workshops

  • Clean Air Act Litigation
  • Recycling Reality Check

Tuition includes downloadable course materials, refreshment breaks, lunch(es), and networking reception.

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $80. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

12 CLE Credits
Workshop choices will determine whether credits are in substantive law, practice and procedure or ethics.

Hotel Accommodations 
Why wait? Don’t risk a sellout—reserve your overnight accommodations today! Contact the Hilton at (717) 233-6000, and the reduced rate of $149 is yours when you mention the Environmental Law Forum (use code ENV20). Or book directly with the hotel: Harrisburg Hilton . Rate guaranteed until 3/9/2020.

Wednesday’s “Extras” Help Broaden Your Network 

Environmental Law Forum “After Party” Wednesday, 5:15 pm 

Don’t head for the door after the last class on Wednesday, head for our happy hour cocktail reception! Stick around for the great food, brews and friends.

PBA Environmental & Energy Law Section Annual Dinner Wednesday, 6:15 pm 

For members and non-members alike, this Forum favorite promises continued camaraderie well into the night. Immediately following the reception on Wednesday, the dinner includes recognition of Section Council, student scholarship recipients, Section sponsors, and the Section pays tribute to Mary Martha Truschel, recipient of their 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s a ticketed event, so click here to reserve your seat early.

Program Sponsor: PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section

Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Prof. Todd Aagaard Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Joel C. Beauvais Esq. Exelon Corporation (PEPCO Holdings)
Michael Becher Esq. Appalachian Mountain Advocates
Hon. Steven C. Beckman Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board - Erie
LaToya Winfield Bellamy Esq. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Hbg)
Andrew T. Bockis Esq. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Hbg)
Alexander G. Bomstein Esq. Clear Air Council (Phila)
Terry R. Bossert Esq. Marcellus Shale Coalition
Robyn Katzman Bowman Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
James Bradbury PhD Georgetown Climate Center
Michael A. Braymer Esq. Department of Environmental Protection
Donald A. Brown Esq.
Hope C. Campbell Esq. Department of Environmental Protection
Alexandra C. Chiaruttini Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
William J. Cluck Esq. DBA Law Office of William J Cluck
Hon. Michelle A. Coleman PA Environmental Hearing Board (Hbg)
Brandon D. Coneby Esq. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (Pgh)
Lisa D. Daniels PA Department of Environmental Protection
Elizabeth A. Davis Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Eric J. Delio Esq. PA Environmental Hearing Board (Hbg)
Prof. John C. Dernbach Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Alicia R. Duke Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Michael T. Ferrence Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Jay M. Fox Esq. SEPTA Legal Department
Kevin J. Garber Esq. Babst Calland (Pgh)
Allison Gardner Esq. US EPA Region 3
Brian G. Glass Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Scott A. Gould Esq. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Lee Ann Hagenbarth-Murray Esq. Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Democratic Caucus
Megan S. Haines Esq. McGuireWoods LLP (Pgh)
Mark C. Hammond Esq.
Catherine M. Harper Esq. Timoney Knox, LLP
Michael J. Heilman Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Bruce M. Herschlag Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Caleb J. Holmes Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Phila)
Anthony R. Holtzman Esq. K & L Gates LLP (Hbg)
Joyce A. Howell Esq. US Environmental Protection Agency
Jessica D. Hunt Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Abigail M. Jones Esq. PennFuture - Citizens for PA's Future (NE)
Kurt E. Klapkowski Esq. Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management, PA Department of Environmental Protection
Hon. Bernard A. Labuskes Jr. PA Environmental Hearing Board (Hbg)
Andrew S. Levine Esq. Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP (Phila)
Clifford B. Levine Esq. Dentons Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
David G. Mandelbaum Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Phila)
Joseph M. Manko Esq. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Melissa W. Marshall Esq. Mountain Watershed Association
Donna L. Mastro Esq. US Environmental Protection Agency
Hon. Richard P. Mather Sr. PA Environmental Hearing Board (Hbg)
Kaitlyn R. Maxwell Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Phila)
Carol F. McCabe Esq. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
James M. McElfish Jr., Esq. Environmental Law Institute
Steven T. Miano Esq. Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller (Phila)
Jean M. Mosites Esq. Babst Calland (Pgh)
Paula K. Motzel Esq. Chevron USA Inc
David Munsky Conductive Power
Margaret O. Murphy Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Jason E. Oyler Esq. Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Scott R. Perry Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Robert A. Reiley Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Daniel Reiter Esq. Fox Rothschild LLP (Exton)
Hon. Thomas W. Renwand PA Environmental Hearing Board (Ptbg)
Jonathan E. Rinde Esq. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Cecil Rodrigues Esq. US EPA Region III / EPA-ORC
Karl Russek University of Pennsylvania
Christopher L. Ryder Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Trisha L. R. Salvia Esq. Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Cosmo Servidio US EPA Region 3
Prof. Amy Sinden Temple University Beasley School of Law
John S. Skoutelas Esq. Waste Management Inc
Jeffrey A. Smith Langan Engineering & Environmental Services (Phila)
Jennifer A. Smokelin Esq. Reed Smith LLP (Downtown Pitts)
Jonathan H. Spergel Esq. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Diana J. Stares Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Gary E. Steinbauer Esq. Babst Calland (Pgh)
Aaron J. Stemplewicz Esq. Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Edward S. Stokan Esq. PA DEP Southwest Regional Office
John F. Stoviak Esq. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Phila)
Nels J. Taber Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Gina M. Thomas Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Mary Martha Truschel Esq.
William D. Wall Esq. Viacom CBS Inc.
Kenneth J. Warren Esq. Warren Environmental Counsel LLC
Danielle Waterfield JD Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
Richard T. Watling Esq. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Logan Welde Esq. Clear Air Council (Phila)
Sean C. Wenrich P.E. PA Department of Environmental Protection
Dennis A. Whitaker Esq. Hawke McKeon & Sniscak LLP
Matthew L. Wolford Esq.
Davitt B. Woodwell Esq. PA Environmental Council
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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