Register now for the 22nd
The 22nd edition of the annual Texas Environmental Superconference, acknowledged by many as the most entertaining and informative of environmental conferences, will be held on Thursday and Friday – August 5-6, 2010 – in Austin at the Four Seasons Hotel. This year's conference is entitled "Superconferencaustintexasexpialidocious." Our theme, of course, is Disney songs. The Wednesday evening sessions, entitled "Bella Notte," will be on oil and gas.
Co-sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, the Air & Waste Management Association – Southwest Section, the Water Environment Association of Texas, the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals, The Auditing Roundtable, and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, the conference routinely draws in excess of 500 attendees, from both the public and private sectors. Because the conference consistently sells out, we encourage you to register early. There will be no walk-in registration. Click here to register now!
Featured speakers on the federal level include:
Principal Assistant Attorney General, ENRD, U.S. DOJ, Robert Dreher; EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz;EPA Regional Counsel Suzanne Murray; EPA Regional Director, Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs, Jeannine Hale; and possibly EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson (who has been invited).
Featured speakers on the state level include TCEQ Chairman Bryan Shaw and State Representative Rafael Anchia. Other speakers include distinguished representatives from the private and public sectors.
Topics include: Environmental Case Law Update ("Bare Necessities"); Energy of the Future ("A Whole New World"); Air Quality ("Colors of the Wind"); View from DC ("So This is Love?"); Water ("Just Around The Riverbend"); Anatomy of a Superfund Site ("Dig a Little Deeper"); Climate Change ("When I See an Elephant Fly"); Distressed Assets ("Strange Things"); Conservation Easements and Mitigation Banks ("Feed the Birds"); Environmental Justice ("You’ve Got a Friend in Me"); Sunset Commission Update ("I'm Still Here"); Federal – State Relations ("Let's Get Together"); State and Travis County Enforcement ("Never Smile at a Crocodile"); DOJ ENRD – Its Role, Its Priorities ("One Jump Ahead"); and Environmental Ethics (“I’ve Got No Strings”). Click here for the program.
The Wednesday evening program will focus on oil and gas, including A Technical Overview ("Some Day My Well Will Come"), A Legal Overview ("Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee—A Lawyer's Life for Me"), Hydraulic Fracturing ("Whistle While You Work"), Air Quality ("A Patch of Heaven"), Biomonitoring ("Circle of Life"), and Legal Ramifications of the Deepwater Horizon Spill ("Under the Sea").
As always, there are steep discounts for governmental attendees. Although registration must be made online, participants have the option of paying online by credit card or by mailing a check, payable to "State Bar of Texas – Texas Environmental Superconference." Checks may be sent to: Texas Environmental Superconference, 600 Congress, Suite 1300, Austin, TX 78701. For further information, please contact Superconference@haynesboone.com.
Attend the ENRLS Annual Meeting!
The ENRLS annual meeting will be held August 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Austin Four Seasons Hotel. The annual meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the Texas Environmental Superconference each year. A vote will be taken on the new ENRLS officers and executive committee members. The Four Seasons Hotel is located at 98 San Jacinto Blvd.