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Recap: The Joint Fall Conference of the East and West Michigan Chapters of the Air & Waste Management Association and ELS


Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Fall 2020, Vol. 38, No. 1, Issue 108 [view full issue].
Cite: 38 Mich Env Law J 1 (2020)

This year’s Annual Joint Fall Conference was held virtually with sessions beginning Nov. 5 and continuing through Nov. 19, 2020. The Conference kicked off with a welcome and updates from EGLE Director Liesl Eichler Clark as well as several EGLE Division Directors, including Mary Ann Dolehanty (Air Quality Division), Robert Jackson (Acting Assistant Materials Management Division), Mike Neller (Remediation and Redevelopment Division), and Teresa Seidel (Water Resources Division).

Panels tackled relevant topics such as “Environmental Challenges in 2020” and included notable speakers from Honigman Business Law Firm, Marathon Petroleum, and Consumers Energy, among others. Barr Engineering sponsored the opening panel on PFAS as emerging contaminants. Energized panels on “Michigan Nonattainment Areas” and “Dam Failures and High Water” were possible thanks to support from Fishbeck and GZA Environmental.