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APIEL Environmental Law Conference in Knoxville, TN Oct 20-23
by matt landon
Email: apielconference (nospam) yahoo.com
Phone: (865) 257-4029
Address: POB 20363 Knoxville, TN 37920
03 Jul 2011
Attend the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference www.apiel.org
University of Tennessee College of Law
October 20th-23th 2011
Register Today for APIEL-- https://sites.google.com/site/apielconference/registration
Lawyers can get CLE credits
Sign up for the APIEL email listserve-- https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/apielinfo
Propose a Workshop---- https://sites.google.com/site/apielconference/2011-workshop-proposal-app
You are invited to submit your panel and workshop proposal for the 2011 annual APIEL conference. Join APIEL in addressing our region's most pressing ecological crises, as well as the underlying laws, policies and institutional dynamics that have enabled these issues to occur.
We would like to receive proposals from lawyers, grassroots community organizers, activists, scientists, and policy makers. Panel and workshop formats can range from lecture-style presentations to skills trainings, field trips, collaborative sessions and more.
Submission Deadline is August 1, 2011
What is the APIEL conference?
APIEL is designed to unite activists, attorneys, students, scientists and concerned citizens working for environmental justice throughout Appalachian and surrounding states. The weekend conference will feature a series of workshops and dialogues led by activists, lawyers and scientists with the goal of exchanging information, sharing skills, and fostering collaboration between the grassroots, the bar, and future lawyers and policy-makers. Workshops will address the region's most pressing ecological problems, as well as the underlying laws, policies and institutional dynamics that have enabled these issues to occur.
**Longwall Coal Mining
**Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and strip mining
**Economic diversification in coalfield communities
**Air and water pollution monitoring
**Coal combustion waste and coal plants
**Appalachian History and Broadform Deed
**Chemical weapons disposal
**The precautionary principle
**Forest protection and ecological restoration
**Know Your Rights for activists
**Land ownership and land reform.
**Oil and Gas Extraction issues
APIEL is an opportunity for activists, lawyers, students and scientists to learn from each other and to reach across state and regional lines to meet and network with others who share common interests and goals. It is an opportunity for community organizations to build their long-term capacity by networking more lawyers, researchers and students.
APIEL is modeled on the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) established in Eugene, Oregon, where once a year lawyers, law students, activists, scientists, funders, and media come from around the planet to be a part of the nation's leading annual environmental law convergence.
For questions email: apielconference (at) yahoo.com
Or Call (865) 257-4029
Write: APIEL CONFERENCE
Please join us as we continue to strengthen and build community for the Eastern United States' forces of public interest environmental law, science and policy. See more at www.apiel.org, and please pass it on!