December 19, 2007

December 19, 2007

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Winter Workshops on Energy Law

Hotel Cutoff December 20th
December 20 is the last day to register at a reduced rate in the EMLF room block at the Sundial Beach and Golf Resort for the January 24-26 Winter Workshops on Sanibel Island, Florida. To make hotel reservations, call the Sundial Resort at 866-565-5093 and ask for the EMLF rate.

Early Bird Registration Ends January 4, 2008
Take advantage of discounted registration fees through January 4 for the Winter Workshops on Energy Law, “Balancing Energy Security, Economic Growth, and Environmental Concerns,” January 24-26. You can register online or download the registration form and fax to the EMLF at 859-226-0485 or mail to 340 South Broadway, Suite 101, Lexington, KY 40508.

Class Action Suit Filed
in Coal Combustion Waste Case

Queen v. Constellation Power Source Generation Inc. is a first-time class action suit brought against a utility for contaminating groundwater with hazardous substances through the disposal of coal combustion waste (CCW).

More than 5,000 former and current residents of Anne Arundel County, MD, filed a Nov. 28 class action (No. 24C07009389OT, Md. Cir. Baltimore City) claiming that Constellation Power committed “reckless negligence” in disposing of coal waste without adequate controls. The suit claims the disposal led to the contamination of at least 34 groundwater wells with toxins including arsenic, lead and cadmium.

EMLF Law Student Scholarships
Looking for a year-end tax deduction? The EMLF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, making all contributions fully deductible by the donor. Consider sponsoring a minimum $1000 law student scholarship or contributing in any amount to the general scholarship fund. Two generous scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year are being sponsored by Mary Sue Schulberg and by Jan and Chester Keeton.

29th EMLF Annual Institute
Lake Buena Vista, Florida – May 18-20, 2008
It’s not too early to make room reservations at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort via the EMLF website.