Webinar: Innovative Strategies to Prevent Climate-Driven Pollution and Chemical Disasters

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Toxic Floodwaters Webinar Speakers

Our current pollution prevention policies are static in a time of great and rapid disruption driven by the climate crisis. The growing risk of harm from climate-driven industrial pollution and chemical disasters demands a just, innovative policy response.

In our November 18 toxic floodwaters webinar, participants learned about the legal and policy challenges to addressing these hazards, as well as litigation and regulatory solutions proposed by leading experts and practitioners. Panelists also discussed opportunities to prevent climate-driven pollution and chemical disasters through innovative reforms.

Panelists included:

  • CPR Member Scholar and Professor Robin Kundis Craig (University of Utah College of Law) is an expert in the law and policy of climate adaptation, the Clean Water Act, and human health.

  • Attorney Chris Kilian, as Vice President of Strategic Litigation for Conservation Law Foundation, guides a program of citizen enforcement to protect New England’s natural resources and communities from unlawful pollution. The Foundation is working to ensure that coastal facilities, such as Shell and ExxonMobil fossil fuel terminals, address vulnerabilities to climate impacts such as sea level rise and storm surge.

  • CPR Member Scholar and Professor Noah Sachs (University of Richmond School of Law) is an expert in climate policy and the regulation of toxic substances and hazardous waste.

CPR Senior Policy Analyst David Flores moderated the discussion.

View the webinar slide presentation.

Watch the webinar recording below, or view on CPR's YouTube channel.