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School of Law’s Red Clay conference to focus on issues in environmental law

“Emerging Issues in Environmental Law” is the title of the 29th annual Red Clay Conference to be held March 24 in the UGA School of Law’s Larry Walker Room in Dean Rusk Hall.

The daylong program will include three panel discussions focusing on the management of coal ash in the wake of changes to Environmental Protection Agency and Environmental Protection Division rules pertaining to solid waste management, transboundary water issues stemming from the Florida v. Georgia litigation and the future of the Clean Power Plan and other air regulatory matters.

Judson H. “Jud” Turner, the former director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, will deliver the keynote address. Community Newspapers, Inc. President Dink NeSmith also will provide a special address.

The conference, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes breakfast and lunch for registered attendees, is open to the public and is free for members of the UGA community. The cost for non-UGA attendees is $10. For attorneys seeking continuing legal education credits of 5 hours, the cost is $60.

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