Something New: The Intersection of Policy, Science, and Litigation When New Contaminants Emerge
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As an increasing number of new contaminants emerge along with their associated risks (some real, others perceived), federal, state, and local government officials are evaluating how best to act to protect public health.

Stakeholders, including industries, environmental advocates, and toxic tort practitioners, all brace for how eventual policy decisions will impact their respective interests. This panel will focus on how the unique intersection of policy, evolving science, pending legislation and rulemaking, and litigation drives regulation, enforcement, and community responses, especially when new contaminants and science provoke debate based upon the unknown—or, at most, uncertain data. Attendees will leave with a potential roadmap to better navigate the elusive intersection of policy, science, and litigation

Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Ravi Arulanantham
  • All Authors: Ravi Arulanantham; Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Stan Meiburg, Wake Forest University; Granta Nakayama, King & Spalding
  • Title: The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (SEER)'s 49th Spring Conference Live Webinar
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Practice Areas: Environmental Planning and Management
  • Citation: Ravi Arulanantham, Ph.D. (California) served as a distinguished panelist for the discussion entitled "Something New: The Intersection of Policy, Science, and Litigation" on the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (SEER)'s 49th Spring Conference live webinar at 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT on April 23, 2020.
  • Date: April 23, 2020
  • Location: Webinar
  • Publication Type: Platform Presentation