Annual Tulane Summit on
Environmental Law and Policy
The Environmental Law Summit is
Tulane Law School’s preeminent student run conference. Each year the Summit
brings together prominent advocates, policy makers, and environmental minds.
This year the focus is on Environment 2015: Energy, Water and Wildlife and will
discuss issues at the local, regional, national and international levels. Fifteen panels and two keynote speakers will present their views on pressing critical
environmental issues, such as groundbreaking lawsuits, water planning, and
endangered species protection.
Endangered Species Act
- The constitutionality of the
Endangered Species Act, particularly in terms of protecting prairie dogs, has
111D and the
Clean Air Act
- Because the comment period is
closed now, this panel will be a discussion on the current status on the
final/interim rule issued.
- What it means for industry and
environmentalists, particularly in light of the new 114th Congress.
- Is the regulation of CO2
emissions lawful or beyond EPA’s authority?
and Solar Power
- How residential solar generators
can inject energy back into the grid and how industry will calculate costs.
- Recycling and reuse of the
fracking water as a closed loop system, or the injection into aquifers.
Preemption Sponsor by the Tulane
Environmental Law Journal
- A discussion of the constitutional
implications of fracking policies.
- Particularly pre-emption in St.
- A discussion on the ongoing and
largest settlement in environmental history including technical/scientific dialogue.
- Climate change and opening of the
Artic/Northwest passage, economic and environmental impacts.
Suit- Sponsored by Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, L.L.C.
- The New Orleans Levee Board’s
pursuit of environmental damages against the oil industry for nearly a century
of canal construction and wetlands degradation has captivated the state and
Sustainability and Highways
- The Transportation Reauthorization
expires at the end of 2014, states are out of money, will we address policy
changes going forward?
Whatever happened to Energy Independence?
- Not too long ago one of the
largest political goals in this country was to reach energy independence. There
has been a dramatic shift and we are now focused on exportation.
- The panel will also discuss the
exportation of coal in the Ram terminal of the Jefferson Parish Counsel.
Exportation and Economic Development in Lake Charles, LA
- LNG exportation and a study of the
Environmental Justice implications for the Lake Charles Community.
Water in the
- The drought in the western United
States and how the region is going to use water in the coming years.
- Climate Change and California’s
recent responses in the region about drought management.
Water in the
- A study of urban water uses in
Georgia, Florida and Alabama, with a discussion of the Flint River suit before
the U.S. Supreme Court.
Big Carnivores and Wildlife Corridors in the West
- A study of the Rocky Mountain
Corridors and the Black Bear Corridors in Louisiana.
- American Climate Trust -- Our
Federal Government has a public trust and responsibility. This panel will focus on suits against state
and federal governments for violating the public trust doctrine in the
- The suits have been filed, but
what will the public outcry do?
The 20th Environmental Summit Team is currently in the process of finalizing panels.
Is there something else you want
to see? Please contact Jae Shrader, Executive Speaker Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
on panels and topics.
Is there a panel you would like to
sponsor? Contact Alison Dunbar, Finance Chair, at email@example.com with questions and to see our sponsorship
General Summit questions? Contact
Emily Prince, Executive Summit Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued
interest in the 20th Annual Tulane Summit on Environmental Law and
Policy. We look forward to seeing you in February.