BBA Energy Conference

06/21/2018 - 11:30 AM to 07:30 PM
This June, the Boston Bar Association will host its first Energy Conference—connecting lawyers with cutting edge insights into some of the changes that will shape the future of this industry....
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Real Estate & Environmental End of the Year Social

06/13/2018 - 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Please join us for a joint reception to celebrate another year of program partnership and toast to outgoing Environmental & Energy Law Co-Chair, Peter Durning of Mackie Shea, and Real Estate Co-Chair, Frank DeVito of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster. Expand your network and get to know other members of the bar. We’ll also brainstorm program ideas and collaborations for the year ahead....
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Goretex, Non-stick Cookware and Firefighting Foam – The Challenges of PFAS Compounds in Drinking Water

05/31/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Per – polyfluoralkyl compounds or substances (PFAS) have been used in a wide variety of products over the years, and have become a more urgent concern and topic of regulatory action nationwide....
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Volunteer with the Food Project

05/05/2018 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Come volunteer on the Food Project’s urban farm in Dorchester. Participants will have an opportunity to work with and learn from youth about urban farming and gardening, and also learn about the Food Project’s goals and mission in an outdoor setting. This is a great opportunity to do some farm work and connect with young people....
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Annual Charles River Cleanup Volunteer Event - REGISTRATION CLOSED

04/28/2018 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join members of the New Lawyers Section, Senior Associates Forum, 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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Spring Woodland Restoration Event at Allandale Woods, Urban Wilds

04/21/2018 - 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Several years ago, members of the Environmental Law Section’s Public Service Committee established a tradition for our community of performing ecological restoration work and planting trees in a local Boston Urban Wild. Join the tradition, enjoy nature and the company of your colleagues while also serving the community....
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CLE - Conducting Due Diligence and Allocating Risk in Environmental Transactions

04/12/2018 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This program will review the critical decisions of when and how to conduct due diligence in transactions that involve complex environmental and energy components....
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Stormwater and the Massachusetts Small MS4 General Permit: Where are We Now?

04/09/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
What is the status of the 2016 Massachusetts Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit? What are municipalities doing to address stormwater pollution right now and what efforts are underway to improve MS4 compliance planning and other related activities? Robert Brown will provide an overview and Fred Civian will describe what he is hearing about on going municipal stormwater efforts....
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SJC Clarifies c. 21E Property Damage Statute of Limitations: A Debrief on the Grand Manor Condominium Ass’n v. City of Lowell Decision

03/28/2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
In its recent decision in Grand Manor Condominium Association v. City of Lowell, the SJC held that the statute of limitations does not begin to run for claims brought under G.L. c. 21E, § 5(a)(iii) until the plaintiff has notice that the damage to their property from environmental contamination cannot reasonably be cured by remediation....
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Recent Developments Under Superfund Law

03/27/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The EPA will present its annual round-up of recent developments under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), or the Superfund law....
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International Climate Agreements in the Age of Trump

03/12/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to learn about the current state of international climate agreements, and the outlook of U.S. participation in them, in light of the stated and implied policy of the Trumps Administration....
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MCP Basics for Lawyers

03/09/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
The Massachusetts Contingency Plan (310 CMR 40.0000 et seq.) or “MCP” is the “cookbook” environmental engineers use to address releases of oil and hazardous materials. This program will introduce new lawyers to the MCP, review the fundamentals of remediating hazardous waste sites, and provide an overview of the legal issues they may face in their practice. ...
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A Conversation about Water Conservation

01/18/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to hear about the work being done by MassDEP on water conservation strategies in two pilot basins: the Ipswich and the Parker Watersheds....
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Speed Networking with Environmental Lawyers

01/11/2018 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Interested in Environmental Law? Don't miss your chance to meet several Boston-area Environmental Attorneys all in one night!...
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South China Sea Arbitration (Philippines v. China)

12/18/2017 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
China’s assertion of exclusive rights to nearly the entire South China Sea, and a massive program of artificial island-building that it instituted on rare coral reef ecosystems, prompted the Philippines to commence an arbitration under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Join Andrew Loewenstein, who served as counsel to the Philippines, for an insider’s perspective on the recently decided case, which established landmark precedents for the Law of the Sea and international environmental law....
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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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