The Law Review Symposium will focus on environmental issues that affect the United States. Opening remarks will focus on the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan rule addressing climate change and the reduction of carbon emissions from power plants to promote cleaner energy resources. The first panel will address issues that impact agriculture in impoverished rural communities, water resources, and the increase of extreme weather and natural disasters due to climate change.The second panel will compare traditional energy sources and renewable energies, focusing on the following: utility planning, regulations, and the environmental implications. The third panel will provide an in-depth discussion on food security and agriculture focusing on American food systems, water-based farming practices, crop contamination, and genetically engineered foods. Each panel is comprised of scholars and practitioners geographically and politically diverse to provide a balanced discussion of the issues.
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