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Past Event Materials

Great Lakes Water Levels: Past, Present, and Future

    Webinar Originally presented: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Kyle M. H. Jones
    Senior Counsel, Environment
    Health & Safety and Real Estate
    Chrysler Group LLC

    Christopher J. Dunsky
    Principal, Christopher J. Dunsky PLLC

    Dustin P. Ordway
    Principal, Ordway Law Firm PLLC

    Written materials by Andrew Groenwold, Ph.D., P.E. 3.9MB PDF
    Audio & Powerpoint Presentation Available around August 1

The Great Lakes Legacy Program: A Partnership Approach for Remediating and Managing Contaminated Sediment Sites in Great Lakes

    Webinar Originally presented: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Mark Tuchman
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Great Lakes National Program Office

    Susan Prout
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Regional Council

The Environmental Lawyer's Role in Transactions

    Webinar Originally presented: Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Kyle M. H. Jones
    Senior Counsel, Environment
    Health & Safety and Real Estate
    Chrysler Group LLC

    Christopher J. Dunsky
    Principal, Christopher J. Dunsky PLLC

    Dustin P. Ordway
    Principal, Ordway Law Firm PLLC

Clearing the Air: An Overview of Federal, Regional, and State Air Quality Issues

    Originally presented April 23, 2014

    Kurt Kissling
    Pepper Hamilton

Update on Michigan's Brownfields Program Featuring MDEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Unit Chief Carrie Geyer

    Originally presented March 25, 2014

2013 Joint Conference with Air and Waste Management

    Originally presented November 6, 2013

Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan and the Intersection with Water Resource Issues

    Originally presented October 15, 2013

2013 Annual Meeting

  • Written materials by Ross Hammersley (Proposal for Radioactive Waste Storage on the Bruce Peninsula) 2MB PDF
  • Written materials by Steven Price and Sharon Newlon (Proposed Changes to the ASTM E1527-05 and Recent Case Law Regarding BFPPs) PDF
  • Written materials by Daniel J. Bicknell (International Environmental Due Diligence Challenge) PDF

    Photos from the Annual Meeting

    Essay Contest Winner Brauer, Incoming Chair Ordway, Outgoing Chair

    Chris Dunsky with Writing Competition 1st place winner Nathan Inks from Wayne State University Law School

    “The important thing is to get involved.” Incoming chair, Kurt Brauer, addresses the meeting attendees by video.

    Dustin Ordway receives Russell Cobane print as outgoing chair, from S. Lee Johnson, incoming chair-elect


Perspectives on Recent Wetlands Amendments in Michigan

In Search Of . . . Judicial Guidance Under Part 201

The K.I.S.S. Principle in Environmental Litigation: ELS Webinar Featuring Charles M. Denton

Emerging Air Quality Laws and Policies: What's on the Horizon in Michigan: 2012 Joint Program: Michigan's Environment in 2012 & Beyond

2012 Annual Meeting

Summer Program
Paul Sax, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Anna Maiuri, Chair; Susan Hedman, EPA Administrator, Region 5; and Dustin Ordway, Chair-Elect.

Summer Program


CSI, GSI, and Part 201 Updates Teleconference

The Evolving Environmental Regulatory Landscape Conference

Webinar: Siting Renewable Energy Projects

    Originally Presented February 28, 2012

    The Energy Committee of the State Bar of Environmental Law Section explores the state laws relevant to new energy development. This webinar provides a media-focused overview of the environmental regulatory and permitting regimes triggered by new energy projects in Michigan.

    View the Webinar—The recorded webinar begins after a simple registration.

New Member Reception

    The Environmental Law Section hosted a reception for new members, attorneys interested in membership, and law school students from Cooley and Michigan State University at GP Sports in Grand Rapids February 9. This is our third reception since September 2011, and we are very pleased that participation and interest increases at each event. The ELS welcomes new members Nick Andrew, Detroit; Anna Baumgras, Michiana Land Services, Inc.; and Molly Kuras, Rhoades McKee PC.

    Anna Maiuri, Section chair, with law school students from Cooley and Michigan State University.   Scott Hubbard and Dennis Donahue with Yasmeen Qadimasil.

Joint Environmental Conference

Environmental Law Section 30th Anniversary

    The Environmental Law Section celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday, October 6, 2011, at the University Club in Lansing. The Section celebrated the past 30 years of environmental law, its lasting impact on Michigan, and what the future holds. The Environmental Law Section is the oldest environmental law section of a state bar in the country.

    We thank our event sponsors—Miller Canfield, Warner Norcross & Judd, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Butzel Long, DTE Energy, PM Environmental, Inc., Dickinson Wright PLLC, Bodman, Ordway Law Firm PLLC, Rhoades McKee PC, and AKT Peerless Environmental & Energy Services.

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 829KB PDF, John Cruden, Environmental Law Institute
  • Michigan Environmental Events 1.4MB PDF, Jack D. Bails, Public Sector Consultants, Inc.
  • Anna Maiuri, John Cruden, and Claudia Rast Steve Price, Beth Bailey, Pete Bosanic, and Andy Foerg from PM Environmental, Inc. William Rustem
    Anna Maiuri, John Cruden, & Claudia Rast Steve Price, Beth Bailey, Pete Bosanic, & Andy Foerg from PM Environmental, Inc. William Rustem

2011 Annual Meeting Materials

2011 Summer Program

Webinar—Michigan's New Energy Development

Air Quality Regulations in 2011: Greenhouse Gases and Beyond

Part 201 Update: Legislative Amendments and Recent Case Law

Sustainability and Climate Change Materials

2009 Annual Meeting Materials



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