Course Details

945: The Battle for Our Environment: Stories from the Trenches

February 6-8
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This study group will introduce participants to three of the nation’s most significant environmental laws—the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and the Superfund—highlighting flashpoints in each statute that have led to significant controversies. Public information revealed in recent major enforcement cases, such as Volkswagen and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will help illustrate the contentious and challenging nature of environmental enforcement in this country. The leader, recently retired, will speak from his 30 years’ experience at the US Department of Justice managing litigation on behalf of EPA in federal courts across the nation.

Class Format: Lecture

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Walter Fisherow
Walter Benjamin Fisherow, former Chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section, US Department of Justice; Counsel to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, US House of Representatives; and Attorney, US Federal Trade Commission.