2017 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite




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Welcome to the 26th Annual Environmental Law Confrence at Yosemite .pdf 



Session 1 Friday General Session.pdf


Session 2 Looking For Buried Treasures And Then Doing The Deal The Latest Challenges And Tips In Developing Selling Buying And Leasing Contaminated Sites.pdf 


Session 3 The Dynamic Policy Politics and Law of Desalination.pdf


Session 4 CEQA and the Tangled Web of Environmental Laws.pdf


Session 5 New California Legislation The Latest from Sacramento.pdf


Session 6 Federal Chemical Reform as Seen Through the California Lens.pdf


Session 7 Cooperative Federalism and Water Resources under the Trump Administration.pdf


Session 8 Results from the Laboratory of Democracy Which California Climate Policies are Working Best Which are Not.pdf


Session 9 Cannabis from Medicinal to Recreational What It Means for You and Your Practice.pdf


Session 10 Saturday General Session.pdf


Session 11 Getting to 50 Renewables and Beyond How California Plans to Achieve its 2030 Goals.pdf


Session 12 Diversity Roundtable Developing Diverse Leadership in Environmental Law and Policy.pdf


Session 13 Recent Environmental Law Developments in the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.pdf

       SUPPLEMENTAL- Session 13 Recent Environmental Law Developments in the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.pdf


Session 14 Public Lands Past Achievements Current Threats and Future Opportunities.pdf


Session 15 A View from the Bench Marking the California Supreme Courts Jurisprudence in Environmental Law.pdf


Session 16 Controlling Air Pollution from Mobile Sources in California.pdf

SUPPLEMENTAL - Session 16 Controlling Air Pollution from Mobile Sources in California .pdf


Session 17 Respecting California Native Tribes as Sovereign Nations.pdf


Session 18 The Fix is In Would Re-Engineering Save or Undermine the Delta.pdf


Session 19 Sunday General Session.pdf


Session 20 Built to Spill or Built to Last A Long View of the 2017 Oroville Dam Crisis.pdf


Session 21 CEQA Update A Perennial Favorite.pdf


Session 22 U S Climate Change Regulation at a Crossroads The Big Picture.pdf


Session 23 Contaminated Groundwater as a Resource and Emerging Contaminants.pdf



Session 24 50th Anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board.pdf

  SUPPLEMENTAL- Session 24 50th Anniversay of the State Water Resource Control Board.pdf  


Session 25 The Future of Energy Storage in the Aftermath of the Aliso Canyon Leak.pdf


Session 26 CEQA and Climate Change.pdf


Session 27 Receding and Advancing Jurisdictional Boundaries and the Interplay Between Federal and State Wetlands and Species Regulations.pdf






Outdoor Presentations



Outdoor Presentations - BIOS.pdf



Attendee List



2017 EL List of Attendees.pdf



 (Note: Only attendees that have given us permission to release their information are included)


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