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Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section
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The Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Section seeks to expand the scope of its services to a broader range of attorneys practicing in the widespread substantive areas impacted by federal and state environmental laws. We seek to serve attorneys throughout all geographical areas of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the numerous practice areas relating to environmental regulation and litigation, including the impacts on environmental permitting, land use, business transactions, water rights, regulation of natural resources, mining, oil and gas development, and other energy-related areas. We seek to provide information, contacts, and resources to assist attorneys involved in these areas. The Section also monitors the host of environmentally-related legislative initiatives each year from the Virginia Assembly, provides useful and timely summaries of the new bills passed, and seeks, where appropriate, to initiate proposals or to provide input to proposed legislation.

Cooperation with Other Sections and Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

The broad impact of environmental law has implications for many practice areas. Consequently, the Section seeks to cooperate with other sections of the VBA that share common interests in conducting CLEs and providing information resources. The Section seeks representation and input from attorneys practicing in all geographic areas of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Your Input and Participation is Important

We are assembling a list of web resources relating to regulation and litigation in the areas of environment, natural resources, and energy, as well as database sources of factual information relevant to these areas. We welcome suggestions of additional websites or information resources and contributions of informative brief articles regarding recent developments in the environmentally-related practice areas. Please write, call, or e-mail the section chair with suggestions you may have regarding the operation of the Section, our programs, Anyone willing to contribute, or contributing in any other way to the work of the Section, is encouraged to contact the section chair.

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