The EENR Center has hosted spotlight events and speakers since its inception in 2008. Some of our prior events include:
Dr. Matt Tejada, the new Director of EPA's Office of Environmental Justice and the long-time Executive Director for Air Alliance Houston, spoke on environmental justice and air quality issues on Feb. 20, 2013. You can listen to an audio broadcast of his presentation here.
You can also find more background information on Dr. Tejada's lecture here.
The EENR Center proudly welcomed Jack Balagia, the General Counsel of ExxonMobil Corporation, as our Fall 2012 EENR Speaker on Oct. 30, 2012. more...
Debate on Climate Change Science. On Feb. 28, the E&E Law Society and the Federalist Society sponsored a session on "Examining the Science of Climate Change: Are Man-Made Greenhouse Gas Emissions the Cause?" The discussion featured dual presentations by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon - State Climatologist for Texas and Regents Prof. at Texas A&M Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, and Dr. Willie Soon - Astrophysicist and Geoscientist at the Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. more...
Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Supreme Court of India visited our Climate Change Law class on March 5, 2012. You can view a webcast of his guest lecture on Indian constitutional law and environmental issues here
EENR Event: U.S. Supreme Court Moot Argument on Climate Change. On Jan. 19 at noon to 2:00 pm, the EENR Center hosted a mock U.S. Supreme Court oral argument on climate change tort liability. Our distinguished panel of judges included Ken Starr, John Cruden and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Tom Phillips. Our advocates were Rick Faulk (chair of Gardere Wynne's Litigation Section) and noted appellate attorney David Axelrad.
Canadian energy law expert joins the Law Center as Scholar-in-Residence. Prof. Al Lucas from Calgary Law School joined us as a Scholar-in-Residence for eight weeks beginning Oct. 3. Prof. Lucas is an expert in Canada’s energy and environment laws, and he helped develop conferences on the Keystone XL Pipeline, oil sands and other key issues during his stay here.