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CELP's 8th Annual Winter CLE: Protection of streamflows, salmon and orcas in a changing climate - is our legal toolkit up to the job?
2100 Building
Seattle, WA
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CELP's 8th Annual Winter CLE: Protection of streamflows, salmon and orcas in a changing climate - is our legal toolkit up to the job?
CELP's annual full day winter Continuing Legal Education workshop will be held on Thursday, December 6th at the 2100 Building in South Seattle, and panels will address the present and future of protections of streamflows, salmon and orcas in the context of climate change.

Doors will open at 8:00 am, and the program will run from 8:20 am to 4:00 pm.

We will be holding the event at the 2100 Building in Seattle: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Lunch will be provided!

6.5 CLE credits offered including 1 ethics credit, pending approval.

This year, our program will include:
-River, Salmon and Orcas
--Are our legal tools failing us?
-Water Law Updates
--RCW 90.94: Washingtons new Watershed Restoration law
--ESSB 6091: Meaningful outcomes or ineffectual plans and regulation?
--Non-water mitigation use: comparing apples and oranges
--A countys perspective on implementation of ESSB 6091 and RCW 90.94 Watershed Restoration
-Tribal Water Rights & Habitat
--Tribal Treaty rights, dams and the ESA
--Legal tools to protect habitat: Tribal Treaty rights
--Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act protections for Columbia Basin salmon
-Public Trust Doctrine
--How do Tribal Rights and the ESA work together? --Breaking the public trust: why wont courts and agencies act?
--Public Trust Doctrine basics and recent court cases
--Administrative agency reluctance to act under the Doctrine
--Do we need a legislative approach to the public trust?
--*Topic TBD, stay tuned!*

Our speakers are:
-Miles Johnson
--Senior Attorney, Columbia Riverkeeper
-Sharon Haensly
--Attorney, Squaxin Island Tribe
-Steve Hirschey
--Chair, Utilities Review Technical Committee of King County
-John Hollowed
--Legal & Policy Advisor, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
-Michael Mayer
--Adjunct Professor, Seattle University Law School
-Dan Von Seggern
--Staff Attorney, Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Seattle
-Thane Somerville
--Attorney and Director, Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville
-Will Stelle
--Senior Advisor, Washington Water Trust
-Todd Wildemuth
--Policy Director of Regulatory Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, and Director of Environmental Law Program, University of Washington Law School

*Additional speakers to be announced!*


2100 Building (View)
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
United States




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