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2018 Natural Resources Symposium

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
The George Washington University Law School | Washington, DC

Brian Ferrasci-O'Malley will be speaking on a panel at the 2018 Natural Resources Symposium concerning “Hazardous Waste Case/Site Review: Extracting lessons learned and elements of successful scientific and legal practices.”  This segment will focus on a limited set of NRD sites/cases under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) and other federal and state laws in order to extract “lessons learned” with emphasis on leveraging approaches and practices that have proved effective for both potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and government and could or should be replicated and/or expanded to other sites.  

This two-day meeting is being convened by the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group (Group) in cooperation with The George Washington University Law School.  It is the 11th such symposium convened by the Group over its 30 year history.  Other co-sponsors of Symposium 2018 include the Environmental Law Institute, The George Washington University Environmental and Energy Management Institute, and other co-sponsors in formation. 

The first day of the program will examine the progression and the diversity of natural resource liability cases in the US - via some specific case/site reviews and corresponding lessons learned.  Participants will also discuss emergent case law with the goal of extracting those elements of successful legal, scientific, and economic practice that can be further expanded into the present and future.  The second day of the Symposium will hear from leaders and decision-makers and discipline experts from the Congress, Judiciary, Academia, National and State Government, Private Industry, conservation organizations and more, with special emphasis on those actions needed to result in an effective national practice, with associated implications for an effective global practice. 

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