David Friedland to Speak at D.C. Bar Program on Supplemental Environmental Projects
David Friedland (Principal, Washington, DC) will speak at a virtual program hosted by the D.C. Bar Association, "Supplemental Environmental Projects and What They Mean for Stakeholders."
SEPs are environmentally beneficial projects that a defendant may participate in as part of an enforcement action settlement. Under the Trump administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) halted the inclusion of SEPs in civil environmental actions, but last year, Attorney General Garland restored the DOJ's authority to incorporate SEPs in federal civil and criminal cases, subject to certain guidelines. This discussion will feature perspectives from federal government, academia, industry, and the nonprofit community. Seema Kakade (Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Clinic, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law), Rosemarie Kelley (Director of the Office of Civil Enforcement, U.S. EPA), and Tom Zimpleman (Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council) will join David on this panel.
This program is free, but advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit the D.C. Bar Association website.