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Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group
The Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group, founded in 1988, is a coalition of multinational companies, in every industry sector, uniquely focused on the interface between natural resources (air, water, species, land) and diverse energy, transportation and industrial activities. The Group's purview includes natural resource liability regimes in the US, Europe and elsewhere related to oil spills, hazardous waste sites and transportation and industrial related accidents, as well as a host of allied issues: emergency response, remediation, restoration, conservation, biodiversity and more. The Group supports its Member Companies on site-specific, region-specific, corporate-wide and worldwide stages; facilitates coordination of industry-wide positions; and works within industry and between industry and government and other stakeholders to advance the state-of-the-art and build best practices pursuant to a reasonable, balanced and predictable practice arena. For further information see www.NRDonline.org.
the george washington UNIVERSITY law school
Founded in 1865, The George Washington University Law School (GW Law) was the first law school in the District of Columbia. Numerous prominent alumni have graduated from GW Law, including a President of Georgia, a Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, a U.S. Attorney General, a Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, a Director of the CIA, a Chief Justice of a U.S. State Supreme Court, 23 U.S. Congressmen, 5 U.S. State Governors, 4 Directors of the FBI, and 16 Federal judges. GW Law has offerings in business and finance law, environmental law, government procurement law, intellectual property law, international comparative law, litigation and dispute resolution, and national security and U.S. foreign relations law. As stated by Dean Blake D. Morant, “GW Law produces consummate professionals who appreciate the complexities of our diverse world and have the plethora of skills needed to become successful in whatever field they pursue.” For more information, see the GW Law website.
environmental law institute
Established in 1961, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is a non-partisan research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection by improving law and governance worldwide. ELI’s Vision is “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law.” Its Mission is to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI provides insightful and impartial analysis to opinion makers, including government officials, environmental and business leaders, academics, members of the environmental bar, and journalists. ELI is a clearinghouse and a town hall, providing common ground for debate on important environmental issues. For more information, see the ELI website.
the george washington university environmental and energy management institute
The George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) was chartered as a University-wide institute in 2015 to advance human knowledge applicable to pragmatic, implementable, non-regulatory, next generation self-governance solutions that are primarily focused on national and international standards for environmental, energy, and sustainability management. The mission of the Institute, which involves all Schools and Programs across the University, is to conduct state-of-the-art, relevant research, to promote graduate and professional education, and to undertake service activities that are pertinent to the application and implementation of national and international standards for the management of environmental, energy, and sustainability challenges facing organizations and communities throughout the Nation and the world. For more information, see the EEMI website.