The Environmental Law Institute, Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment at Berkeley Law, and Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute at Georgetown Law Center
Today, the most important environmental law and policy disputes are shaped in the crucible of constitutional law. This symposium will convene an impressive range of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore topics at the confluence of constitutional and environmental law. Expert panels will analyze and discuss current trends in the federal courts that affect the future of environmental protection. Key constitutional, "federalism," and related structural issues to be covered will include:
- Citizen standing to bring environmental lawsuits, and other procedural issues that affect public interest litigation and access to courts;
- The scope of congressional authority to enact comprehensive environmental laws;
- The constitutional status of state and regional initiatives to regulate greenhouse gases; and
- New and emerging constitutional theories that bear on the future of environmental protection.
For more information and a detailed agenda please visit: http://envconstitution.wordpress.com/agenda/