Environmental Law Section

The section informs its members of local, state and national environmental laws and regulations. The section coordinates annual substantive continuing legal education programs on environmental law and produces a quarterly newsletter.

Dickinson Wright, PLLC
424 Church Street, Suite 1401
Nashville, TN 37219
Immediate Past Chair
312 Rosa Parks Ave Fl 2 Wm Snodgrass TN Twr
Nashville, TN 37219-2310
Chambliss Bahner
605 Chestnut St 1700 Liberty Twr
Chattanooga, TN 374500019

A Look Back on the 'Days of the Dam and the Darter'

Cleveland Daily Banner writer Larry Bowers recalls the legal ins and outs of the snail darter controversy that involved the delay of construction of the Tellico Dam on the Little Tennessee River in 1973. Learn more about the little fish and the big dam in this 2009 Tennessee Bar Journal article.

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Attorney Says VW Hearing Should Be in Chattanooga

Chattanooga is “the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced,” according to attorney Gary Patrick. The Chattnoogan reports that Patrick’s firm - Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway – filed one of the first actions in federal court in Chattanooga following VW’s admission to cheating in order to pass emissions tests.

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