ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meets with students before giving her keynote address at the ELPP conference.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

The roundtable included students from the Law School and wider University.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

An animated McCarthy shares an anecdote with students.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27,2013

McCarthy chats with Dean Mark West and Professors David Uhlmann and Nina Mendelson before her keynote address.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

McCarthy's remarks focused on climate change and carbon pollution standards.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

The talk in Hutchins Hall drew a standing-room-only crowd.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27,2013

Attentive listeners heard McCarthy say that "climate change is a significant public health threat."

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

McCarthy makes a point as Prof. David Uhlmann listens in the background.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

A student has an opportunity to meet McCarthy following her address.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

Day two of the conference included panel discussions. Featured are panelists Zygmunt Plater, LLM '74, SJD '82, Boston College Law School; Hari Osofsky, University of Minnesota Law School; and Tracy Bach, Vermont Law School.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

Panelists Dana Dolinoy, U-M; David Jacobs, National Center for Healthy Housing; Pam Shubat, Minnesota Dept. of Health; Dean Marie Lynn Miranda, U-M; and Tom Neltner, chemical engineer and attorney.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

Panelists Adam Babich, Tulane University Law School; Rhonda Anderson, Sierra Club Detroit; and Alicia Alvarez, Michigan Law, spoke about industrial siting.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

Panelists Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School; Susan Kegley, Pesticide Research Institute; and Sara Gosman, Michigan Law, discussed pesticides and product liability.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

Wendy Collins Perdue, University of Richmond School of Law, and Lisa Goldman, Environmental Law Institute, share a lighthearted moment.

ELPP Conference, Sept. 26-27, 2013

Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY School of Law, and Jonathan Levine, U-M, chat with students after presenting on sustainable communities.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND PUBLIC LAW  Michigan Law School's Environmental Law and Policy Program hosted its fourth conference on Sept. 26-27, 2013. The conference focused on the relationship between environmental protection and public health. Keynote speaker Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, headlined the two-day conference, which featured experts on topics such as pollution, children's health, pesticides, urban agriculture, industrial siting, and sustainable communities.

Read a recap and watch the video of Gina McCarthy's talk.


Photos of Gina McCarthy by Leisa Thompson Photography. All other photography by Isabel Gao.

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