Save the Date
June 21—Summer Conference, planned for the Bengal Wildlife Center in Bath, near Lansing
September 18-20—SBM Annual Meeting, Lansing
September 19 at 1:45 p.m.—Fall Conference (topic TBA), Lansing Center
September 19 at 5:00 p.m.—Council Meeting, Lansing Center
November 6—Joint program with Air Committee and Air and Waste Management Ass'n, location TBA
Summer Program Energy & Sustainability
Date: Friday, June 21, 2013
Location: Michigan Wildlife Conservancy, Bath
Register by e-mail to
Brian Figot at firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions reprinted below and available online.
The Bengel Wildlife Center is located off I-69 northeast of Lansing. Take Exit 92 (Bath/Webster Rd) off I-69 and head north approximately 1/2 mile to Drumheller Road turn east (right) and go approximately 1/2 mile to our entrance on the right.
Council Meeting (9:00-10:25 a.m.) all members welcome!
Program: Water/Energy Nexus (10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) Panel Discussion
Skip Pruss—Climate Change Overview
Jim Olson—Public Trust Doctrine and Water Use
Jon Allan—MDEQ Office of Great Lakes Perspective
George Curran—Climate Change Impacts on the Insurance Industry
Lunch (12:15-1:00 p.m.)
Key Note Speaker (1:00-1:45 p.m.)
Lana Pollack—Chair, International Joint Commission
Michigan Energy Initiatives (1:45-3:00 p.m.) Panel Discussion
Sally Wallace—Summary of recent MPSC energy summits
Mike McGee—PACE legislation in Michigan
Prasad Gullapalli—Solar installation systems in Michigan
Onsite Happy Hour (3:15-5:00 p.m.)
Environmental Law Writing Contest
Three prizes will be awarded: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Winning essays will be published in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal. Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2013.
Complete Essay Contest Rules PDF
Last Year's Winners
Eight law students from six different law schools submitted essays for the 2012 writing competition. The editors selected the following winners:
Contact Section Administrator Brian Figot at email@example.com or (248) 594-5950.
Calendar of Council Meetings
All section members are welcome to attend. Please notify Brian Figot at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not on the council and plan to attend so he can confirm we have adequate space and refreshment.
June 21, 2013—6:00 p.m., Lansing, in conjunction with ELS Summer Conference (location to be confirmed later)
August—if our annual summer conference does not occur on the June date and instead occurs in August as it did in 2012, the Council may meet that day, as well.
September 19, 2013—1:30–6:00 p.m. annual Fall Conference and Council Meeting in Lansing during the SBM Annual Meeting.