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Summit to explore gamut of environmental issues

February 07, 2014


From plastic pollution to fracking, from whooping cranes in Texas to hydro power in China, Tulane’s 19th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, set for Feb. 21-22 in New Orleans, plans to explore a range of issues that impact the world and legal practice.

The event includes 19 sessions on topics as diverse as Gulf Coast restoration, uranium mining in Appalachia, urban water planning, regulation of shark finning, Menhaden fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and even the use of civil disobedience as a political tactic by environmentalists.

On Feb. 21 at 6 p.m., Marcus Eriksen, founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, is scheduled to address his group’s work in trying to reduce plastic pollution of waterways and increase public awareness about the problem.

Keynote speaker on Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. is Sylvia Earle, former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and one of the world’s most notable ocean scientists.

The summit, which is organized and run by Tulane Law students, attracted more than 700 attorneys, academics, students and representatives from government, industry and nonprofit groups in 2013.

The location is John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St. in New Orleans.

Sessions are free and open to the public, but there is a charge for attorneys seeking CLE credit. Click here more information or to register

Or find out more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TulaneEnvironmentalSummit



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