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September 2017

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Gregory Meehan

September 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Products, technology, and even basic ways of doing things inescapably adhere to a life cycle, no different than nature.  Our massive dependence on fossil fuels must then necessarily run its course, not because stocks of petroleum will be depleted but because more attractive alternatives will emerge, disrupting and ultimately replacing them.  Decline comes to all things. This presentation examines when and how…

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October 2017

Stegner Green Bag – Brenda B. Bowen

October 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Dynamics of the Changing Bonneville Salt Flats   12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The Bonneville Salt Flats is a vast perennial salt pan in northwest Utah that is sensitive to variations in rain, wind, evaporation, groundwater flux, and land use. The ephemeral BLM-managed landscape is valued for land-speed racing and potash mining, but recent environmental changes may be limiting these historic uses. Ongoing research is examining the salt flats as a coupled natural and…

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November 2017

Stegner Center Young Scholar – Felix Mormann

November 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Clean Energy Equity 13th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)   Felix Mormann is Associate Professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law and Faculty Fellow at Stanford University's Steyer–Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.  Professor Mormann's research interests lie at the intersection of law and innovation in the context of environmental and energy law and policy.  Drawing on his background as an internationally trained corporate and energy…

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February 2018

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Robin Kundis Craig

February 1, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The End of Sustainability: Learning to Live with the Trickster in Natural Resources Management 12:15-1:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, (Level 6) The time has come for us to collectively reexamine—and ultimately move past—the concept of sustainability in environmental and natural resources law and management. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging reality of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty, and unprecedented change. From a legal…

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