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2022 Tri-State Environmental Law Conference (Joint SC/NC/GA CLE Program)

Our environmental landscape continues to change as our understanding of emerging contaminants, climate change, energy and water and natural resources continue to evolve from legal, regulatory, technical and political perspectives. This program provides new and exciting updates from regulators, legal experts, and stakeholders about topics that are in the forefront of our field. 

Listen as the keynote speaker Daniel Blackman, Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4, discusses EPA goals, priorities and initiatives. Join us for fun fast-paced updates on NEPA, coal ash, coastal seismic testing, emerging regulatory trends in brownfields redevelopment, renewable energy initiatives and urban soil management. Gain insight on how to better identify, understand and manage pressures that impact your ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Network, socialize and connect with your North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia peers complete with a Thursday night welcome reception at the Charleston Visitor Center, Friday afternoon group activities and a Friday evening reception. 


  • EPA Goals, Priorities and Initiatives
  • PFAS: Forecasting a Changing Regulatory Landscape
  • SC, NC, GA Case Law and Legislation Updates (Breakout Sessions)
  • Three State Panel: Climate Change and Resiliency
  • Federal Trends in Water Regulation
  • Hot Topics: NEPA, Renewables and Emerging Regulatory Trends in Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Mental Health Awareness

In-Person Live
Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, 2022
Day 1: 7:45 AM–12:15 PM
Day 2: 7:30 AM–12:30 PM

Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street, Charleston, SC

The reservation block for the Francis Marion is full. There is a very limited number of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District on a first come first serve basis.

Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District, 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
Split Rate: $259/plus tax (Thursday 6/16 adjusted prior to arrival). $309/night (All other nights).
Reservations: Click here
Hotel Cutoff Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022


  • Michael Abro, Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Charleston, SC
  • Jill H. Andrews, GA Coastal Resources Division, Brunswick, GA
  • Marlena Byrne, NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, Raleigh
  • Daniel Blackman, US Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, GA
  • James Choate, US Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston, SC
  • Eric G. Fosmire, SC Office of Resilience, Columbia, SC
  • Jeaneanne Gettle, US Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, GA
  • Kym Hunter, Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill
  • Mark A. Johnson, Geosyntec Consultants, Columbia, MD
  • Dale Morris, Office of Resiliency and Sustainability, Charleston, SC
  • Kim Nimmer, NC Department of Environmental Quality, Raleigh
  • Leif Palmer, US Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, GA
  • Katherine E. Ross, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh
  • Mary Katherine Stukes, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte (Moderator)
  • Jeff Tyburski, Geosyntec Consultants, Apex
  • Jean Zhuang, Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill

NCBA Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, SC Bar Environmental & Natural Resources Section and GA Bar

  • Amy Armstrong, SC Environmental Law Project, Pawleys Island, SC (Planner)
  • Michael Clifford Clements, Golder Associates Inc, Atlanta, GA (Planner)
  • Brooke Frankel Dickerson, Amall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta, GA (Planner)
  • Lesley Firestone, Moore & Van Allen, Charleston, SC (Planner)
  • Kym Hunter, Southern Environmental Law Center, Chapel Hill (Planner)
  • Lisa Rushton, Womble Bond Dickinson, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Jeff Tyburski, Geosyntec Consultants, Apex (Planner)
  • Karen Weatherly, City of Charlotte, Charlotte (Planner)

North Carolina: 7.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health


Register early and save. Early rate expires May 27, 2022.

Standard Rate $545 / $495 Early

Click here to register. For assistance, contact the SC Bar at or 803.576.3822.