Real Estate and Environmental & Energy Law Winter Reception

12/11/2017 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Join old friends and meet new ones at the Real Estate Law and Environmental Law Section's joint Holiday Reception....
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Preventing Chemical Accidents through Clean Air Act Section 112(r) Enforcement

12/04/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to learn the basics of CAA Section 112(r) programming and enforcement!...
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Back from the Dead: MassDEP’s Review of Closed TCE Sites as Imminent Hazards for Vapor Intrusion

11/30/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is screening sites with known trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination that were previously closed under G.L. c. 21E to determine if an imminent hazard currently exists based on revised levels of concern for TCE given updated toxicity information. Join us to hear from several experts on the matter!...
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Reflections on Berkshire Power

11/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to learn about the investigation and resolution of the claims against Berkshire Power from the perspective of government and defense counsel in the case....
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Water Resources - Challenges and Solutions

11/13/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us as we host Mike Connor, Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation to discuss water resources challenges in the United States....
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Get SMART on the Next Solar Program

10/31/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a brown bag conversation to discuss the new SMART program adopted in August....
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Environmental Law Section Annual Fall Hike

10/13/2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Join the Environmental Law Section for it's Annual Fall Hike on Friday, October 13th at Mount Morgan!...
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One Year into the Trump Administration: An Update on Changes in Federal Environmental Law & Regulation

10/12/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Looking to hear the status of proposed changes and roll-backs by the Trump Administration regarding environmental law and EPA operations? Join us!...
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Volunteer on the Farm: The Food Project Serve & Grown

09/23/2017 - 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join your BBA colleagues for a morning outdoors working on the farm and supporting The Food Project. The Food Project is a non-profit devoted to promoting sustainable food systems. The Food Project Serve & Grow Program is focused on growing food for hunger relief organizations and local distribution....
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New Developments for Public Waterfront Facilities of Public Accommodation

09/12/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us for the first program of the year from the Environmental Law Section as Ben Lynch, Director of Waterways at MassDEP will discuss the new Facilities of Limited Accommodation category and its potential to increase and improve the use of public tidelands along the waterfront....
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Gina McCarthy at the BBA: Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will Discuss Past Achievements and Upcoming Environmental Challenges

05/24/2017 - 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Interested in hearing how a high level government official views the environmental issues we face as a nation? Join us to hear from former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy....
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Wine, Sustainability and Climate Change

05/22/2017 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate another wonderful year of a programming with a special presentation by the Wine Bottega!...
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Volunteer on the Farm: The Food Project Serve & Grow

05/06/2017 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
The Food Project Serve & Grow Program is focused on growing food for hunger relief organizations and local distribution. As a volunteer, you'll assist with maintaining the farm, learn more about sustainable food systems, and help provide affordable food to those in the Greater Boston area....
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Annual Charles River Clean Up - REGISTRATION CLOSED

04/29/2017 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Come join members of the New Lawyers Section and the Environmental Law Section as we partner with over 3,000 volunteers from various neighborhood, school and professional organizations to help clear trash, debris and other harmful items from the banks of the Charles River....
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Regulation and Litigation of Emerging Contaminants PFAS and 1-4 Dioxane

04/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
What are emerging contaminants? how are they being regulated? Come find out!...
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Exxon and Climate Change: What they knew

04/26/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Hear Matthew Pawa discuss Exxon and Climate Change...
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CLE - Water Infrastructure: Past, Present, and Future

04/12/2017 - 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Senator Eldridge, Michael Rawson, and many more esteemed panelists speak about the water infrastructure in Massachusetts....
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Cities and Climate Change: Opportunities and Limitations

04/03/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to hear about the scope of climate change work being done by representative local municipalities, and also the challenges they face in doing it. ...
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Environmental Injustices in Massachusetts and the Crisis of Environmentalism

03/21/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Daniel Faber, a professor at Northeastern University and the Coordinator of The New England Environmental Justice Network (EJRN) will present EJRN’s findings regarding environmental justice issues in Massachusetts....
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Renewable Energy & the Environment: Addressing and Mitigating Environmental Impacts Related to De-carbonizing the Grid

03/20/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join this panel to gain an understanding of the myriad environmental issues that may arise during renewable energy and other related development, and the tools currently being deployed to address those issues....
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Project Permitting 101: Navigating the Permit Approval Process, Project Resistance and NIMBYism

03/17/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
The program will show new practitioners how to identify the various approvals required for a project, using a case model which raises state, local and federal permitting issues, and which involves local resistance to the project.  Participants will learn how to spot the issues and how to adequately address concerns raised by regulators and project opponents such that the project can go forward....
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When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide

03/07/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
BU Law professor and humorist, Jay Wexler, traveled the globe to learn about how religious practices can conflict with environmental protection....
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Drought Impacts on Public Water Supplies and the Role of MassDEP

03/02/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will provide an update on the drought status and the work of the Drought Management Task Force. In addition MassDEP will review the work that the agency is doing in concert with public water suppliers to ensure delivery of clean and safe water and will explain the role of water management regulations on this work....
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Environmental Class Actions: Bennett v. Milford Water Company

02/17/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will focus on environmental class action in Massachusetts and the developing law on class certification in the environmental area....
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Recent Developments Under Superfund Law

02/16/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
EPA will present its annual round-up of recent developments under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), or the Superfund law. The presentation will include updates on Region 1 enforcement and remedy decisions, national priorities, and developments in important cases....
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Getting to Know Land Trusts: Their Role in Local Land Conservation and Pro Bono Opportunities in Your Back Yard

02/16/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for an interactive discussion with the Director of Conservation at the Trustees of Reservations, the Director of Land Conservation at the Essex County Greenbelt Association and a real estate and land-use attorney from Goodwin Procter about the role of land trusts in conserving land, and about opportunities to get involved in both the legal and non-legal aspects of your local land trust’s work to conserve land....
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Environmental Justice and the Government: EPA and MassDEP on the Issues

01/24/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to hear about Environmental Justice Issues that arise in federal and state regulations of the environment. After this Seminar, attendees will know how EPA and MassDEP factor into Environmental Justice concerns in their decision-making. ...
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Decarbonizing the Non-Energy Economy: Program and Regulation Design

01/11/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This 4-part mini-series of Brown Bag presentations will focus on achieving GHG reductions consistent with the GWSA of 2008 in non-energy sectors....
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