March 25, 2011 -- Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that B&C is a proud sponsor of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' (ABA SEER) U.S. Environmental Justice and the Law Symposium, which will be held Friday, April 1, 2011, in Oxford, Mississippi.
ABA SEER has collaborated with the University of Mississippi School of Law to present a unique symposium on the topic of environmental justice and the law. The symposium will bring together representatives of academia, government, the private bar, non-governmental organizations, and the corporate sector to discuss the evolution of efforts to address conflicts that can arise around industrial facility operations and siting and community needs. The symposium will present a brief historical overview of key legal developments and will feature a series of roundtables where experts from a variety of perspectives will discuss:
- How environmental justice conversations have been successfully incorporated into facility expansion and/or siting decisions;
- Advances in information availability and the role of this information in environmental justice claims and cases; and
- Legal and practical responses to environmental justice concerns, and case studies in moving forward in constructive and positive ways.
The symposium will be held at the University of Mississippi School of Law. There is no charge to attend the symposium, but due to space constraints advance registration is required. Information on how to register is available online.