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Georgetown Law, Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program (GELPP) present a conference on

Environmental Protection in the Balance:
Citizens, Courts, and the Constitution

A recording of this event can be found here.

Today, the most important environmental law and policy disputes are shaped in the crucible of constitutional law. This symposium, anchored by two keynote speakers, will convene leading scholars, practicing lawyers, and policymakers to explore topics at the confluence of constitutional and environmental law.

Expert panels will analyze and discuss current trends in the federal courts that affect the future of environmental protection, including:

  • Citizen standing to bring environmental lawsuits, and other procedural issues that affect access to courts;
  • The scope of Congressional authority to enact comprehensive environmental laws;
  • The constitutional status of state and regional climate initiatives; and
  • New and emerging constitutional theories that bear on the future of environmental protection.

Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, the Environmental Law Institute, and the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program, the symposium will be held at the Georgetown University Law Centerin Washington, DC. The event is open to policymakers, academics and law students, and practicing lawyers, as well as the general public.

Today, the most important environmental law and policy disputes are shaped in the crucible of constitutional law. This symposium, anchored by two keynote speakers, will convene leading scholars, practicing lawyers, and policymakers to explore topics at the confluence of constitutional and environmental law.

Expert panels will analyze and discuss current trends in the federal courts that affect the future of environmental protection, including:

  • Citizen standing to bring environmental lawsuits, and other procedural issues that affect access to courts;
  • The scope of Congressional authority to enact comprehensive environmental laws;
  • The constitutional status of state and regional initiativesto regulate greenhouse gases; and
  • New and emerging constitutional theories that bear on the future of environmental protection.

Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment and the Environmental Law Institute, and the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program, the symposium will be held at the Georgetown University Law Centerin Washington, DC. The event is open to policymakers, academics and law students, and practicing lawyers, as well as the general public.

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