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SPRING 2014 ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM

APALACHICOLA-CHATTAHOOCHEE-FLINT RIVER SYSTEM: LEGAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND POLICY ISSUES
presented by the FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW and the
ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE LAW SECTION OF THE FLORIDA BAR

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 3:15 - 4:30 pm, Roberts Hall Room 310
The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF Basin) is of enormous importance to the people and environment of Florida, as well as to the neighboring states of Georgia and Alabama. Because of concerns that efforts to produce agreement about flows and related issues were not succeeding, in October 2013, the state of Florida requested that the United States Supreme Court equitably apportion the waters of the ACF Basin. The Spring 2014 Environmental Forum will help to educate the public about the scientific, policy, and legal issues associated with the basin.
Participants
Glogau
Hoehn
Leopold
Markell
Spacht

Jonathan A. Glogau has served since 2003 as chief of complex litigation for the Office of the Solicitor General. He has worked at the Florida Attorney General’s Office since 1987 and before that worked on land use issues in private practice and in government. Mr. Glogau received his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983 and served as a Law Review editor.

Ted Hoehn is a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with a Master’s degree in Biology from Florida State University.  Mr. Hoehn has been one of the primary technical staff working on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers water issues since the early 1980’s.  He is also one of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s key staff in coordinating fish and wildlife issues with Florida’s regulatory agencies on the establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels.

Matthew Z. Leopold is General Counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  At DEP, Matt manages an office of 40 attorneys responsible for environmental enforcement cases, permitting defense litigation, rulemaking, public lands, and other matters.  Matt assists the Secretary in issuing final orders of the agency and personally handles high-profile litigation for DEP, such as the ongoing litigation over the Everglades and Florida v. Georgia, the interstate water dispute involving the ACF recently filed in the U.S. Supreme Court.  Matt comes to DEP after spending six years at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. There he worked on a broad range of environmental and natural resource litigation in federal courts and was a member of the BP oil spill trial team.  In his policy role, Matt counseled the White House and multiple federal agencies on legal issues raised by important policy initiatives, such as the National Oceans Policy Executive Order.

David Markell, Moderator, is the Steven M. Goldstein Professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs, Florida State University College of Law.  He has authored or co-authored five books, including Environmental Protection: Law and Policy (Wolters Kluwer 6th ed. 2011).  Several of his articles have won national awards.  Professor Markell teaches Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Legislation and Regulation, and a Climate Change Seminar.   Professor Markell has worked with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. EPA, the NAFTA Environmental Commission, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  He also has served as an Expert Witness and Mediator.

Sarah Spacht  (Welcome and Introductions), Juris Doctor Candidate at Florida State University College of Law. Ms. Spacht is a member of the College of Law’s Environmental Moot Court Team.   She has worked with the U.S. Attorney’s offices in San Diego and Tallahassee.   She has also served as an officer of the College of Law’s Environmental Law Society and helped to create the ELS’s innovative mentoring program.
CLE credit pending.
Please RSVP to Michael Hoover.