2017: Environmental Justice in an Uncertain Federal Climate: Policy, Litigation, and Responses

The symposium will address energy and natural resource development, clean water access, and federalism questions pertaining to environmental regulation through presentations and panels involving the diverse perspectives of subject matter experts. At the center of the discussion will be the complex process of balancing development, energy, and commerce with conservationism, defense against climate change, and issues of environmental justice. Topics of discussion will include changing energy needs (shale, oil, coal, and renewable energy sources), clean water access in light of the case of Flint, Michigan, and emerging tensions between the Trump administration and environmental administrative agencies.



Friday, April 14, 2017


Sutliff Auditorium

Penn State Law at Pennsylvania State University

Lewis Katz Building,

University Park, PA 16802



10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.           Refreshments and Opening Remarks

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Symposium part 1

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.             Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.               Symposium part 2

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.               Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks


Registration to this event has closed.