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Obama Second Term Energy Policy Focus of JECE Symposium at W&L Law

On Feb. 1, the Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment at Washington and Lee University School of Law will explore energy policy developments during the second term of the Obama administration.

The symposium is titled “The ‘All of the Above’ Strategy: Evaluating the Obama Administration and the Future of Federal Law and Policy on Energy and Climate Change.” It will run from 10am to 4pm in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

The symposium will address the outlook for certain pivotal areas of federal energy and climate policy in the second term of the Obama Administration. Discussion panels will feature leading legal scholars and practitioners in energy and climate law and policy. Speakers include Davitt McAteer, former U.S. Assistant Sectary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President of External Relations at the Heritage Foundation, among numerous others. Panel topics will cover wind energy, coal slurry impoundment and oil and gas.

The event is geared toward attorneys and those with an academic or professional interest in federal energy and climate policy. However, the JECE welcomes the attendance of anyone who would like to join.

The Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment is a student-edited periodical whose mission is to engage and educate the legal community, policy-makers, and the general public through publications and symposia on climate change, energy, and environmental issues affecting local, national, and global communities. Learn more about the Journal at http://law.wlu.edu/jece.