32nd Annual Red Clay Conference: Overcoming Toxic Relationships

This year’s conference will address coal ash disposal, brownfield redevelopment in Georgia and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water

Organized by law students who are members of UGA School of Law’s Environmental Law Association, the Red Clay Conference aims to increase public awareness of environmental issues of regional, national and international significance through a series of educational presentations and open forum discussions. 

Environmental activist Lois Gibbs will deliver the Peter Appel Lecture. Gibbs is known for her work on New York’s Love Canal, which led to the creation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as Superfund. This fund, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is used “to clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous-waste sites as well as accidents, spills, and other emergency releases of pollutants and contaminants.” Lois Gibbs is also the founder and executive director of the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (formerly known as the Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste). This organization trains and supports local activists in their efforts to combat environmental crises in their communities.

The conference will take place on Friday, February 21, 2020 – 9:00 am in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Registration for the conference is required and lunch will be provided. The event is free for members of the UGA community. The cost is $60 for attorneys seeking four continuing legal education credits. The fee for all other entrants is $12. Register here.

This event is associated with UGA’s Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Contact Name: Chris Bertrand

Contact Email: christopher.bertrand@uga.edu