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The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast

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A discussion of global and local environmental law issues. Produced by the EinStrong Foundation and the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association. Hosted by Myanna Dellinger.
 
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In the fifth episode of the Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns Series, Dr. Scott Coffin, a Research Scientist at the California State Water Resources Control Board, and Catherine Boston, Principal Scientist and Risk Assessor at Roux Associates, investigate the health risks and human health toxicology of microplas…
 
In the fourth episode of the Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns Series, Dr. Lance Yonkos, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, and Shannon Edmonds, Staff Scientist at Roux Associates, explore the ecological risks and ecotoxicology of microplastics, including i…
 
In the third episode of the Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns Series, Andrew Patterson, Technical Director for Eurofins Specialty Services, and Rachel Maxwell, Senior Scientist at Roux Associates, discuss sampling methods and analytical techniques for finding microplastics in soil, water, air, and sediment. This…
 
In the second episode of the Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics series, Shannon Edmonds and Rachel Henke, both of Roux Associates, discuss the presence of microplastics in the environment, including the lifecycle and sources of microplastics. This podcast series is moderated by Kevin Minoli and Leland Frost, attorneys wit…
 
In the first episode of the Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns podcast series, Carroll Muffett explains the fundamentals of microplastics and the history of the plastic industry. Carroll Muffett is President and CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). This podcast series is moderated by Kevi…
 
David Coursen discusses his career at the EPA, where he worked on tribal matters in the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s, with Cynthia Harris, staff attorney and Director of Tribal Programs at the Environmental Law Institute and past member of the Section’s Leadership Development Program. This podcast was recorded in late 2020.…
 
Chuck Elkins discusses his career at the EPA, where he held 10 different senior management positions between 1971 and 1995, with JD Howard, an associate at Morris, Manning, & Martin, LLP and past member of the Section’s Leadership Development Program. This podcast was recorded in late 2020.
 
This podcast episode addresses recent US Supreme Court decisions and ongoing litigation before the Court regarding the interaction of surface water and groundwater. Three recent United States Supreme Court cases — the decisions in County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund and Mississippi v. Tennessee, and the ongoing litigation before the Supreme Cou…
 
Myanna Dellinger interviews Guðný Nielsen who explains how her organization, SoGreen, uses carbon offsets for the education of girls in Africa and how that, in turn, helps reduce climate change. SoGreen is an Icelandic Climate Tech startup based out of her hometown Reykjavik, Iceland. SoGreen focuses on scaling up climate solutions that are founded…
 
While the U.S. and other national governance systems are arguably not taking sufficient and certainly not sufficiently urgent action against climate change, other inroads may work better. Further, new behavioral science shows new ways of persuading both corporations and individuals to think and act in better ways in relation to climate change. In t…
 
Keith Tashima, Environmental Safety & Health Counsel at Lockheed Martin Corporation, is interviewed by Peter Keays, Shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Shiller, about his recent transition from the DOJ to his current in-house position. Keith discusses a range of issues, including the challenges presented by his new role, his strategies …
 
In this episode, Heather Tanana and John Ruple (S.J. Quinney College of Law – University of Utah) discuss their recent NR&E article. Climate change is a global environmental problem, and within the United States, the adverse impacts of our changing climate are falling disproportionately on minority and low-income communities. Native Americans and t…
 
Barry Breen, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator of the EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, discusses his career at the EPA with Emily Mott, senior associate at Baker Botts LLP and past member of the Section’s Leadership Development Program. This podcast was recorded in late 2020.
 
In 1990, Congress amended the Clean Air Act with Title VI, with provisions for protecting the ozone layer. In this program David Doniger and host Matt Oakes discuss the history and successful implementation of Title VI and the Montreal Protocol. The sun emits radiation, including harmful ultraviolet radiation. The ozone layer absorbs a portion of t…
 
Jessica Sharrow Thompson, Senior Counsel, EHS & Sustainability at PPG, is interviewed by Evynn Overton, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., about the biggest surprises, challenges, and opportunities when making the switch from private practice to an in-house counsel role. This episode is the first in a series on the perspective and role of in-house counsel …
 
Peter D. Wolf, President of Nuclear Energy Solutions, Inc., interviews Jeffrey S. Merrifield, a former Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, regarding the proposed Part 53 regulations to the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA). Before interviewing Jeff, Peter discusses the development of nuclear energy regulati…
 
This podcast discusses an emerging strategy that can be used to protect cultural resources and reserved rights. The role that tribes are playing in cooperatively managing federal lands and resources is gaining ground and setting the stage for meaningful tribal decision-making. Co-management, or equal decision making authority for activities that im…
 
Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews law professor and Brazilian attorney Dr. Carolina Arlota of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, who compares climate change action in Brazil to that in the United States. Among other things, she promotes the view that litigation may help advance the agenda even if positive outcomes are not achieved at th…
 
Norman Rave, who has likely defended more EPA Clean Air regulations than any other attorney in the history of the United States Department of Justice, joins moderator Matt Oakes to discuss the interaction of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, State Implementation Plans, and the Cross State Air Pollution Rule. In this podcast Norman Rave and Ma…
 
In this episode on the global pollution crisis of marine debris, Joan Bondareff and Martha McCoy discuss the scope, sources, and impacts of the marine debris problem and measures to address it. The episode covers ongoing and emerging federal, nonprofit, community, and international action to prevent and respond to marine debris, as well as recent a…
 
In this episode Dr. Devra Davis and moderator Matt Oakes discuss historic events that led to the development of the first federal Clean Air Act. Dr. Devra Davis joins moderator Matt Oakes to discuss the history of major air inversion events that led to smog clouds that killed many Americans in the middle part of the 20th Century. These inversion ev…
 
Lisa Bloom, Esq. is widely known for her tireless work for ordinary people seeking justice, especially victims of sexual harassment, domestic violence, LGBTQ discrimination, racial bias, sexual assault, and excessive police force. She and her team have won many verdicts and settlements against high profile people accused of misconduct, including se…
 
Hear law professors Sean Kammer (PhD) and Myanna Dellinger (PhD candidate) discuss why the corporate and conservative attempts at keeping the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline will inevitably fail and why, then, it would be more expedient from an environmental and business point of view to face reality sooner rather than later. Th…
 
The fossil fuel industry is not accepting its inevitable fate: that it has to go. While that is understandable from a purely capitalist business perspective, industry attempts to hang on for dear life by, for example, trying to persuade people of color and low-income people that natural gas is beneficial and “clean” would be laughable if they weren…
 
Join us for our newest podcast episode on Carbon Capture and Storage. Michael Cummings speaks with Doug Scott (Vice-President, Great Plains Institute) and Stacey Dahl (Senior Manager of External Affairs, Minnkota Power Cooperative) about the current landscape of carbon capture, use, and storage including an overview of current and potential uses in…
 
The authors of the Year-in-Review publication will discuss key cases occurring in environmental litigation, including cases that have created an ongoing legal debate concerning the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, liability for PFAS contamination, corporate responsibility for climate change, and the scope of class certification in environmental…
 
Fry, Rebecca and Elizabeth speak to Jill Mitchler of Citizens Climate Lobby and Bill Van Lopik of ESTHER Fox Valley about the overlapping missions of social justice organizations and environmental organizations.ENST 300 (Brozek)
 
The authors of the Year-in-Review publication will discuss key cases occurring in environmental litigation, including cases that have created an ongoing legal debate concerning the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, liability for PFAS contamination, corporate responsibility for climate change, and the scope of class certification in environmental…
 
On this podcast, you'll hear Peter Wright, Special Counsel to US EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, and Planning Chair Ilene Munk discussing the upcoming Master Class on Complex Environmental Liability Resolution coming up in June in Atlanta, GA. Don't miss out and register for the conference by visiting ambar.org/cercla today!…
 
The authors of the Year-in-Review publication will discuss key cases occurring in environmental litigation, including cases that have created an ongoing legal debate concerning the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, liability for PFAS contamination, corporate responsibility for climate change, and the scope of class certification in environmental…
 
Attorney and activist Maya van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment discusses a pioneering new legal strategy to fight growing pollution problems, including drinking water contamination, air pollution, deforestation and climate change, by adopting constitutional green amendments that guarantee a safe an…
 
Were you thrown head first into responding to written discovery at the start of your career without much guidance on what’s actually expected of you and your clients? Has it been a while since you’ve brushed up on the latest federal rule changes affecting discovery? Are you curious about expectations for discovery of electronically stored informati…
 
Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Christine Harada, the former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration. Ms. Harada is currently working with the XPRIZE Foundation as a Bold Innovator, developing the next XPRIZE for Clean Air. Christine is also a Senior Fellow with the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator, where she helps …
 
In 2015, the Pawnee Nation approved a moratorium on fracking. The region was shaken by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on September 3, 2016. In March 2017, the Pawnee Nation filed a claim in tribal court, seeking damages from several oil companies, alleging hydraulic fracturing (specifically, wastewater injected into disposal wells) caused an increase i…
 
Guests John Howes, Roger Feldman, and George Crabtree discuss how laws related to the overall process of making, consuming, and disposing of consumer goods need to be shaped and coordinated in order to avoid unintended environmental consequences. Specifically, the panel talks about the rare earth metals that comprise a wide range of consumer electr…
 
In this epispode, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews David R. Montgomery, a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington. He is author of The Hidden Half of Nature and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, as well as other award-winning popular science books. He lives in Seattle with his wife, author and biologis…
 
In this podcast hosted by Professor Myanna Dellinger, Dr. Stefan Schäfer presents his view on the pros and cons of the ever-controversial, but, in his view, also promising aspects of climate geoengineering. Dr. Stefan Schäfer is a political scientist interested in the history, philosophy and politics of science and technology. He leads a research g…
 
In this podcast, Professor Myanna Dellinger interviews Dr. Armin Haas on how smart energy grids could solve some of the issues surrounding sustainable energy. Armin Haas is a senior researcher in the Systemic Risk project of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam (IASS), and leads the IASS activities within the EU Horizon 2020 p…
 
In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger interviews Dr. Falk Schmidt on his experience and views regarding water resource management in today's world. Dr. Falk Schmidt studied at Free University Berlin Philosophy, Business and Law. He got his PhD in Political Sciences, focusing on global freshwater governance. In the past 15 years, he has been working bot…
 
The U.S. has approximately 72,000 miles of pipeline transporting crude oil across the country, but no pipeline has garnered more recent attention than the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Join host Shelly Geppert (Eimer Stahl LLP) and Troy A. Eid, a principal shareholder in the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig, and co-chair of the firm’s American I…
 
Host Jillian Kirn interviews 30-year ABA member and former Section Chair Bill Penny, a partner with Burr and Foreman LLP in Nashville, and chair of the firm's environmental practice group. Bill shares with us his journey to becoming an environmental lawyer, advice for young lawyers, and the value he placed on his ABA membership in building his care…
 
In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger interviews Craig Morris on his experience and views regarding how the German energy sector transitioned from fossil fuels to modern energy sources through grass-roots movements. The lessons learned have been adopted by other countries and maybe there is hope of using this model for an energy transition in more stub…
 
What can we do today to work toward adequate governance of climate engineering down the road? In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger discusses with Matthias Honegger why governance urgently requires a global conversation open to all, which can help unearth concerns, risks and opportunities associated with various new ways to dealing with climate change …
 
Host Joan Radovich interviews former Section Chair Sheila Hollis. Hollis is a 42-year member of the ABA, and talks about the early days of practicing environmental law, her experience as a woman in a very male-dominated profession, and tips and advice for career advancement she has learned over her long, storied career. Please rate and review us on…
 
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