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
William Snodgrass Tn Tower
Nashville, TN 37221
Chambliss Bahner
1000 Tallan Building, Two Union Square
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Belmont Student Wins 2015 Hastings Writing Competition

The 2015 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition winner is Patty Whitehead, a third-year law student at Belmont University College of Law. Sponsored by the TBA Environmental Law Section, the Hastings award is a juried competition for the best legal writing on a topic of Tennessee or federal environmental law and is open to law students enrolled in a Tennessee law school. Whitehead's paper "Opportunities for Environmental Justice Review in Title V Permits Under the Tennessee Air Quality Act" addresses disproportionate air quality among minority and low-income communities under Title V permit rules.

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BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Officials announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP today that resolves years of litigation over the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The rig blast killed 11 workers and sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the gulf for nearly three months on to the shorelines of several states including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. WREG has more.

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