March 06, 2006
March 13, 2006, New Orleans, LA - The impact of Hurricane Katrina will be the focus of the 2006 Environmental Law Conference, Law, Science and Public Interest, hosted this year by the Tulane Environmental Law Society, scheduled for April 1st at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.
Hurricane Katrina forever changed how New Orleans approaches its problems and has raised awareness of the critical state of our environment. This conference will explore the social, economic, and legal challenges facing the Gulf Coast Region including:
• CULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Rebuilding and Repopulating
Rebuilding Healthy Families
Biomass and Alternative Energy
• PROTECTING COASTAL WETLANDS
O&G Development in the Hit Zone
The Past, Present and Future of Lake Maurepas and Manchac Swamps
MRGO: New Orleans' Killer?
• IN THE CITY
1 cat, 1 dog: How the Animals Weathered the Storm
Levee Failure and Liability (Debate Panel)
Talkin' Trash Post-Katrina
The keynote address will be delivered at 5:30 p.m. by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Global Environment & Energy Correspondent for The Economist, and author of "POWER TO THE PEOPLE: How the Coming Energy Revolution will Transform an Industry, Change our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet." Lunchtime featured speaker is Steve LeGore, speaking on "Restoring International Fisheries"
The program features panels comprised of some of the country's most prominent environmental activists, academics, government officials and practicing attorneys.
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