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Coastal Issues and Implications for Lawyers: Scientific, Regulatory and Legal Developments in Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Content Partner:  Boston Bar Association
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Environmental, Land Use, Real Estate, and Energy attorneys representing clients in eastern Massachusetts are facing a multitude of challenges in an ever-changing physical and regulatory world.  Lawyers for alternative energy companies, developers, property owners, municipalities, utilities, and others with interests along the coast must understand all aspects of these changes: the natural forces that are driving them, the impacts of regulatory reform meant to address them, and the implications of related litigation.

This program will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the evolving science, regulatory schemes, and legal issues associated climate change and renewable energy sources in the coastal zone.  Panelists will also discuss important related legal considerations and developments in the areas of regulation reform; Chapter 91 licensing; Article 97 rights; beach erosion, accretion and access; and property and development rights.

Specific Topics:

I. Climate Change / Adaptation
II. Renewable Energy / Regulatory Reform
III. Regulatory Reform and Litigation

Practice Areas: Energy & Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 12/11/2012 4:00 PM EST
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Total Credits: 2.75
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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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Steve Barrett - Director of Clean Energy, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson, Inc.
Samuel J. Bennett - Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Edward S. Englander - Partner, Englander, Leggett & Chicoine, P.C.
Scott Horsley - Principal, Horsley Witten Group, Inc.
Julia Knisel - Shoreline Floodplain Manager, Costal Zone Management
Lealdon Langley - Director, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Richard A. Nylen, Jr. - Partner, Lynch, DeSimone & Nylen LLP, Boston
Alex Strysky - Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
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