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.

Chair
Dickinson Wright, PLLC
424 Church Street, Suite 1401
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)620-1716
Immediate Past Chair
TDEC-RES
312 Rosa Parks Ave Fl 2 Wm Snodgrass TN Twr
Nashville, TN 37219-2310
(615)253-2027
Vice-Chair
Chambliss Bahner
605 Chestnut St 1700 Liberty Twr
Chattanooga, TN 374500019
(423)757-0207

9th Annual Environmental Writing Competition Underway

The TBA Environmental Law Section has announced the ninth annual Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award writing competition for law students enrolled in a Tennessee law school in 2015 or 2016. The competition is held in memory of one of the section's most outstanding founding members and has a cash prize pool of $1,200. It is a juried competition for the best legal writing on a topic of Tennessee or federal environmental law. Entries are due April 1, 2016. Download the competition rules and announcement.

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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, CNN reports. The regulations are on hold while the rules are challenged in court by a mostly Republican-led lawsuit from 29 states along with suits from organizations and industry groups. The states question the legality of the regulations. The four liberal justices on the court dissented from the order.

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