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February 10, 2014 8:45 AM

Linda P. Campbell

Law summit on the environment

From plastic pollution to fracking, from whooping cranes in Texas to hydro power in China, the 19th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, set for Feb. 21-22 at Tulane University, plans to explore a range of issues that impact the world and legal practice.
The event includes 19 sessions on topics as diverse as Gulf Coast restoration, uranium mining in Appalachia, urban water planning, regulation of shark finning, Menhaden fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and even the use of civil disobedience as a political tactic by environmentalists.
On Feb. 21 at 6 p.m., Marcus Eriksen, founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, is scheduled to address his group’s work in trying to reduce plastic pollution of waterways and increase public awareness about the problem.
The keynote speaker on Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. is Sylvia Earle, former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and one of the world’s most notable ocean scientists.

The summit, which is organized and run by Tulane law students, attracted more than 700 attorneys, academics, students and representatives from government, industry and nonprofit groups in 2013.
Sessions at John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St. are free and open to the public, but there is a charge for attorneys seeking CLE credit. Click here for more information or to register. Details also are on Facebook.

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