Webinar: Legal Challenges to the Clean Water Rule: Which Court? What Questions? What Timeframe?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers

On Thursday, November 19, 2015 the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) hosted a webinar to assist participants in understanding the status of challenges to the Clean Water Rule in the courts and explore what might happen in the coming months. The webinar provided a general overview of pending legal challenges to the Clean Water Rule and the status of those challenges. Much of the presentation focused on the basis for the legal challenges and what the process is likely to be in the courts as the lawsuits move through the justice system. Presenters also discussed various bills and resolutions before Congress, as well as the possibility of a rider being attached to the expected Congressional omnibus spending bill.

Panelists were Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law and Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skills, SUNY Buffalo Law School. Both panelists have extensive experience in Clean Water Act law and policy issues.

A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation is available here. 

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Presenter: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skills, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Part 2: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law
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Part 2: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law

Part 3: Presenters: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law and Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Leg
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Part 3: Presenters: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law and Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skills, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Part 4: Questions/Answers
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Part 4: Questions/Answers

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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Part 2: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law
Part 3: Presenters: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law and Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Leg
Part 4: Questions/Answers
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Clean Water Rule Webinar: Understanding Legal Challenges and Next Steps for the Clean Water Rule

Wednesday, August 24, 2015

On Monday, August 24, 2015 the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) hosted a webinar on “Understanding Legal Challenges and Next Steps for the Clean Water Rule” with presentations by Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy and Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skills, SUNY Buffalo Law School. It was recorded and the webinar can be viewed below.

A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation is available here.

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skill, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Part 2: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
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Part 2: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy

Part 3: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
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Part 3: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy

Part 4: Presenter: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skill, SUNY Buffalo Law School
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Part 4: Presenter: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skill, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Part 5: Questions/Answers
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Part 5: Questions/Answers

Part 6: Questions/Answers
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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Part 2: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
Part 3: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
Part 4: Presenter: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skill, SUNY Buffalo Law School
Part 5: Questions/Answers
Part 6: Questions/Answers
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Clean Water Rule Webinar

Wednesday, June 17, 2015



On Wednesday, June 17 the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) held a webinar “Understanding the Final Clean Water Rule and Changes to CWA Jurisdiction Included in Senate Bill 1140” with presentations by Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy and Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skills, SUNY Buffalo Law School. Topics covered during the webinar included: an overview of changes to CWA jurisdiction under the new rule, a discussion of how the changes reflect the Carabell/Rapanos and SWANCC Supreme Court decisions and an overview of Senate Bill 1140, "The Federal Water Quality Protection Act". It was recorded and the webinar can be viewed below.

A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation is available here.

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy

Part 2: Presenter: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skill, SUNY Buffalo Law School
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Part 2: Presenter: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skill, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Part 3: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
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Part 3: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy

Part 4: Discussion
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Part 4: Discussion

Part 5: Discussion
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Part 5: Discussion

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Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, ASWM
Part 2: Presenter: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skill, SUNY Buffalo Law School
Part 3: Presenter: Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
Part 4: Discussion
Part 5: Discussion
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