Agenda for a Sustainable America


February 6, 2009

Sustainability: Moving from Theory to Practical Application

To make this planet work as their long-term home, humans will need to harvest what they need without depleting or permanently damaging their fi nite resources. The key to success may involve “sustainability” – a buzzword that is gaining traction in industries ranging from energy to city planning and transportation. For its fifth annual symposium, the Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal is convening leading academic experts and practitioners to investigate the plausible merits and possible downsides of the sustainability movement. By attending “Sustainability: Moving from Theory to Practical Application,” lawyers and scholars working in a variety of disciplines can learn how they can help craft effective environmental and energy policy around sustainability.

University of Houston Hilton Hotel and Conference Center

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March 12-15, 2009

American Bar Association 38th Annual Conference on Environmental Law

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is pleased to offer this outstanding conference at the magnificent Keystone Resort and Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. This unique program has been developed to provide advanced-level practitioners with insights into the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities for the Next Generation of Environmental Law in a time of transition in the Presidency, Congress, and the States. Breakout sessions will offer up-to-the-minute information on a variety of substantive and practice-oriented topics, while daily plenary sessions will focus on cross-cutting issues of interest to all environmental, energy, and resource lawyers, including ethics.

Keystone Resort and Conference Center
Keystone, CO

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March 23-March 24, 2009

NEPA at 40: How a Visionary Statute Confronts 21st Century Environmental Impacts

Co-sponsored by:
The Environmental Law Institute
The George Washington University Law School
and The Council on Environmental Quality

Recognizing the "profound impact of man’s activity on the interrelations of all components of the natural environment," Congress declared a continuing policy of the Federal government to use "all practical means and measures . . . to foster and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans." NEPA Section 101(a), 42 U.S.C. § 4331. After 40 years of tremendous environmental accomplishments and significant environmental impacts, the 40th anniversary of the enactment of NEPA calls us to consider the effects, effectiveness, and future of this cornerstone of environmental law.This 40th anniversary conference addresses NEPA’s core purposes and explores the many opportunities to use NEPA’s environmental assessment processes and authorities to meet its purposes


George Washington University Moot Court Room
2000 H Street NW
Washington, DC  20052

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