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February 2015

Stegner Center Green Bag: Malcolm Stewart

February 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law,
332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Environmental Cases in the Supreme Court 12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Room 106 The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) is responsible for representing the federal government in the United States Supreme Court in all civil and criminal matters. Malcolm Stewart’s presentation will describe the OSG’s composition and function, the responsibilities it performs, and the ways in which it interacts with other offices inside and outside the federal government. The presentation will also discuss, with specific reference to environmental litigation, the…

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Stegner Center Green Bag: Scaling Wind with Edwin Stafford

February 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law,
332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Scaling Wind, a new documentary 12:15 – 1:30 p.m., Room 106 SCALING WIND is a half hour documentary that addresses the primary barriers to America achieving 20% of its electricity generation from wind energy. Drawing from the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2008 report, “20 Percent Wind Energy by 2030″ (www.20percentwind.org), the film profiles people working to overcome the challenges facing achievement of the 20% vision, including the need to modernize and expand the power grid and smarten the nation’s energy…

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March 2015

Wallace Stegner Lecture

March 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law,
332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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This free lecture is in conjunction with the 20th Annual Stegner Symposium – Air Quality: Health, Energy and Economics Against All Odds: Why America’s Century-Old Quest for Clean Air May Usher in a New Era of Global Environmental Cooperation 12:15-1:15 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law Robert Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Robert V. Percival is the Robert F. Stanton Professor…

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20th Annual Stegner Symposium – Air Quality: Health, Energy and Economics

March 5 @ 7:00 am - March 6 @ 12:30 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center,
138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, 84101
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Register online here » or call Erin (801) 585-3440 Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City, Utah Thursday, March 5 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Stegner Center’s twentieth annual symposium focuses on Air Quality: Health, Energy, and Economics. Across the nation, great strides have been made addressing air pollution over the last several decades, especially following adoption of the federal Clean Air Act in 1970.  Nevertheless, in the…

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Stegner Center Young Scholar Downtown CLE

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 Risk Perception and Stakeholder Engagement in Energy and Environmental Law 12:00-1:00 p.m., Holland and Hart (222 South Main Street #2200, SLC, 84101) This talk will draw from the law, policy, and history of nuclear energy and radioactive waste to illustrate the roles of risk perception and stakeholder engagement in shaping law.  The talk will emphasize administrative procedure and how it can both facilitate and hinder stakeholder engagement, and will invite discussion on effective client representation strategies. Bring photo ID to…

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Stegner Center Young Scholar Lecture

March 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law,
332 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Risk and Retroactivity in Energy and Environmental Law 12:15-1:30 p.m., Room 106 This talk begins with the U.S. regulatory response to Japan’s Fukushima disaster, considering the role of risk perception and regulatory structure in prompting U.S. efforts to integrate lessons learned.  The context spotlights particular features of retroactivity in nuclear power regulation, which are commonplace notwithstanding administrative law’s general reluctance to embrace retroactivity.  The talk uses this particular context to develop insights for retroactivity and regulatory disaster response that might…

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