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Environmental Law

Section Focus

The Environmental Law Section offers monthly CLE presentations on subjects relevant to environmental regulation, conservation, and enforcement, both at the national and local level. Speakers Include, among others, elected officials, regulators, industry executives, and environmental entrepreneurs. The ELS also sponsors educational events in conjunction with numerous state agencies, including the Houston Ship Channel Boat Patrol. The ELS ordinarily holds lunch meetings on the second Wednesday of the month.

Section Chair

Ben Cowan
Locke Lord LLP
600 Travis, Suite 2800
Houston, Texas 77002

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Member Details

Section Members: 168
Section Dues:

  • For 4 years or less: $20
  • For 5 years or more: $30

Section Officers

Immediate Past Chair
John Gray

Chair Elect
Kristie Tice

Vice Chair
Heather Corken

Will Graham

Aselda Thompson

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Section Resources

Previous Section Meeting Presentations:

November 2013
The Endangered Species Act and the Oil & Gas Industry: November 2013 PDF Presentation
Endangered Species Act: November 2013 PDF Presentation

October 2013
Lawyer’s Role in Oil Spill Planning: October 2013 PDF presentation
Oil Spill Response Planning and Preparedness: October 2013 PDF presentation

May 2012
Local Enforcement Slideshow: May 2012 PDF presentation
Case Note Speaker Slideshow: May 2012 PDF presentation

Feb 2012
Environmental Ethics Slideshow: February 2012 PDF presentation
Environmental Ethics Speech: February 2012 PDF presentation

Jan 2012
Texas Endangered Species Issues: January 2012 PDF presentation
Creatures of Habitat: January 2012 PDF presentation


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