Feb 222013

The two-day Tulane Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, which runs today (Friday) and Saturday, will feature panel discussions on topics of local interest such as fracking, coal export terminals, Hurricane Sandy aftermath, water management in New Orleans, Louisiana’s scenic rivers, lessons from the BP spill, sea levels in South Louisiana, the Gulf Dead Zone and a keynote presentation by Yvon Chouinard, founder of the Patagonia outdoor clothing company.

For details, see the news release below:


At the 18th Annual Tulane Summit on Environmental Law & Policy on February 22 and 23, all who attend shall be privy to Keynote Speaker Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, Fortune cover businessman, celebrated environmentalist, and pioneering rock climber. In addition, Kieran Suckling, the founding director of the Center for Biological Diversity, and Emma Marris, correspondent for Nature Magazine, are both Keynote Plenary Panelists.

The event will be open to the public and hosted at Tulane Law School. It is also a great chance for attorneys seeking to attain CLE credits. Students, professors, and members of the community alike are encouraged to attend as there are a number of panels on transcending national issues, including Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon; the Safety of Genetically Modified Food; Implementing the Smart Grid; the Bayou Corne Sinkhole; and Louisiana’s scenic rivers.

The Tulane Law School Environmental Program has organized a Spring Summit on environmental issues for the past 18 years and over time the event has grown to include more national environmentalist leaders from across the country, professors, students and community members.

For a detailed schedule of the Summit’s event schedule, see its website.

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