environmental justice

IEA: 2nd Annual Vernon Environmental Conference

July 20, 2021

The Industrial Environmental Association is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Vernon Environmental Conference on July 20-21, 2021.  SCS Engineers is a sponsor of this virtual event!

This year’s theme is: Working Together for Environmental Justice and Economic Prosperity. Attendees include environmental, health, and safety professionals, NGO representatives, environmental engineers, environmental consultants and attorneys, and representatives from state and local regulatory agencies.

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Posted by Laura Dorn at 12:00 am

New Jersey SWANA Annual Spring Conference

May 17, 2021

The SWANA New Jersey Chapter is hosting its Annual Spring Conference as a virtual event, May 17, 18, 20, and 21.

The conference is divided into four 2.5 hour sessions over four days:

Monday, May 17, 2021, 2:00 to 4:30 PM – Organic Waste Recycling Industry Update

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 2:00 to 4:30 PM – Recycling and Innovation

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 9:00 to 11:30 AM – NJDEP Rules and Proposals

  • Featuring a presentation by SCS Engineers Senior Vice President of Environmental Services, Mike McLaughlin, PE, JD, on the NJDEP Rule Proposal Environmental Justice

Friday, May 21, 2021, 2:00 to 4:30 PM – Innovative Technologies

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Posted by Laura Dorn at 2:00 pm

LIVE THURSDAY: Capitalize On Upcoming Opportunities to Redevelop Contaminated Properties

April 28, 2021

Our panelists bring comprehensive expertise to the discussion, including due diligence, Brownfields, voluntary remediation, funding and grant expertise. The team answers questions throughout the presentation, and the second portion of the program is devoted to Q&A and idea exchange.

 

SCS’s next webinar helps our clients prepare to capitalize on upcoming opportunities to redevelop contaminated properties as a result of market demands, stimulus funding, and traditional Brownfields grant programs. In this live, non-commercial presentation we’ll cover the following:

  • What needs to be done now to lay the groundwork for success.
  • Where to find seed money and what it can be used for.
  • Is your project realistic?
  • How to integrate remediation and development to streamline schedules and reduce costs.
  • Recovering remediation costs and fixed price remediation.
  • Regulatory challenges—taking advantage of new elements found in voluntary cleanup programs.

This educational, non-commercial webinar with a Q&A forum is free and open to all who want to learn more about meeting the environmental challenges these new opportunities offer. We recommend this month’s discussion for developers, contractors, municipal officials, city managers interested in using stimulus funds for local development, and advisors such as banks, insurance firms, and attorneys to private and public entities.

 

DATE: Thursday, April 29, 2021

TIME: 2 p.m. ET, 1 CT, Noon MT, 11 PT

 

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You will receive a Zoom email with your link to attend. Do not share this link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

ABA SEER’s 50th Spring Conference on Environmental Law

April 27, 2021

The American Bar Association’s Section of Environmental, Energy, and Resources (SEER) is hosting its 50th Spring Conference virtually, April 27-30, 2021.

SCS Engineers is a Gold Sponsor of the conference, and SCS Senior Vice President of Environmental Services, Mike McLaughlin, PE, JD, is participating in the conference, which will consist of a series of webinars, networking events, expert insight panels, and more.

This virtual conference celebrates the past, examines the present, and challenges us to make the future better. This year’s conference will have a special focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the practice of law, and environmental justice issues.

All environmental, energy, and resources practitioners are invited to attend as the conference marks its 50th anniversary. Since 1971, the Spring Conference (once known informally as the Keystone Conference) has been a leading forum for the discussion of current issues in environmental, energy, and resources law.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available at the Gold, Silver and 50th Anniversary Legal Leader levels.  For more information about sponsorship, contact Dana Jonusaitis.

Section members can earn up to 11 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states—and 13.2 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. And, if you are unable to attend any sessions in real time, they can be viewed at a later date on demand.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • A plenary session on April 27 where experts will consider the current landscape for key rulemakings and discuss what steps the Biden Environmental Protection Agency is likely to take
  • A second plenary session will offer a primer on diversity, equity, and inclusion and environmental law.
  • A third plenary session will discuss the history of environmental justice to examine where the paths of traditional environmental law and environmental justice have diverged, current efforts to prioritize environmental justice, and practical opportunities for lawyers to contribute to solutions.
  • Panel discussions will consider environmental justice concerns and outcomes with respect to brownfields cleanups, electrification of the transportation sector, air quality violations at hazardous waste sites,
  • Answering the question: Where do the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act meet?
  • Tribal resource management practices to better prepare for and address environmental crises like wildfires.
  • Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) trends and legal developments.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 County of Maui decision, with an eye toward identifying who needs a permit for discharges to groundwater and in what circumstances.
  • A special event to honor the conference’s 50th Anniversary.

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Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am