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Environmental Issues in Changing Times

Friday, April 20, 2018       9:30 am - 4:00 pm

NSU's Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

8000 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL

Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center Auditorium

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6.0 General CLE Credits Approved
0.5 Ethics CLE Credits Approved
6.0 Certification Credits Approved: City, County and Local Government
6.0 Certification Credits Approved: State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice

The conference will explore environmental law and policy shifts at the federal level under the new administration as well as at the state level after the 2018 Florida legislative session. Presenters will include practicing lawyers and academics offering a local, state and national perspective on issues such as climate change and sea level rise, energy issues, regulatory issues, sea level rise, property rights, and other issues.

Questions please contact Karen Rose or (954) 262-6189

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George Cavros, Esq., Florida Energy Policy Attorney, SACE Action Fund, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mr. Cavros will discuss current Florida energy law legal and policy issues, including those relative to electricity generation and efficiency, Public Service Commission practice, and national energy issues.

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Erin Deady, Esq., Erin L. Deady P.A., Delray Beach, FL

Ms. Deady will discuss climate change and sea level rise planning, litigation and regulatory developments, with a focus on Florida issues and programs.

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Richard Dodge, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, NSU's Halmos College of Oceanography, Executive Director, National Coral Reef Institute, Dania Beach, FL

Dr. Dodge, will discuss current coastal issues in southeast Florida.

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Tania Galloni, Esq., Managing Attorney, Florida Regional Office, Earthjustice, Miami, FL

Ms. Galloni will discuss environmental regulatory changes made or being pursued by the current presidential administration, access to courts proposals being considered by Congress, and Florida legislative proposals for preemption of local regulations, assumption of Clean Water Act wetland permitting authority, and local environmental project litigation.

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Professor Richard Grosso, Esq., Professor of Law, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Professor Grosso will address current state and federal environmental regulatory law highlights, including private property rights judicial decisions.

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Jonathan Webber, Deputy Director Florida Conservation Voters, Tallahassee, FL

Mr. Webber will discuss environmental law and policy changes resulting from the 2018 Florida legislative session, including land acquisition.

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Professor Robert V. Percival, Esq., Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Professor Percival will discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court developments regarding environmental law.

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Professor Keith Rizzardi, Esq., Associate Professor of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Lakes, FL

Professor Rizzardi will present on the ethical, compliance and malpractice issues related to climate change and sea level rise.

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Stephen K. Tilbrook, Esq., Shareholder, GrayRobinson, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mr. Tilbrook will provide the perspective of a land use practitioner regarding local government climate and sea level regulatory issues, as well as the impact of new regulations on landowners, developers and economic development in Southeast Florida and the role of the private sector in resiliency.

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David N. Tolces, Esq., Shareholder, Goren, Cherof, Doody & Erzol, P.A. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mr. Tolces will discuss current south Florida local government regulatory issues.

Continental Breakfast and Full Lunch will be provided with registration.

Co-Sponsored by NSU Law Center Plus and The Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS) of The Florida Bar

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