Environmental Law Section

November 16, 2015
Common Law Tort Claims Not Preempted by the Federal Clean Air Act

On November 2, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Merrick v. Diageo Americas Supply Inc. that common law tort claims are not preempted by the Clean Air Act.

November 2, 2015
2015 Green Legal Members Announced

See this post for members of the 2015 IndyBar Green Legal Initiative.

November 2, 2015
Message from the Chair: The Latest Section Updates

Check out this post for the latest Environmental Law Section updates, straight from Section Chair Jeffrey D. Stemerick, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

October 26, 2015
Volkswagen Engages U.S. Firms for Help Amid Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen is embroiled in a scandal regarding the "manipulation of emissions data of diesel engines." News reports indicate that it has hired Kirkland & Ellis to assist it in responding to these claims.

October 7, 2015
Land and Water Conservation Fund Set to Expire

On Thursday, October 8, the Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to expire. Read more here.

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The purpose of the IndyBar Environmental Law section is to promote the objects of the Association within the field of environmental law and to promote and increase dialogue between legal practitioners in that field. The section studies and reports upon the proposed, necessary and desirable legislation; encourages members of the Association interested in the problems of environmental law to meet and confer upon their various problems through this section; promotes the legal education of members of the Bar and the public on the problems of environmental law through the sponsoring of meetings, and conferences in the field of environmental law.
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A Message from the Section Chair

Jefferey Stemerick

“Welcome to the online home of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Environmental Law section. As the 2015 chair of the section, I encourage you to get involved with the section, whether that means attending our educational programming, networking with colleagues at a social event or volunteering for service on the section's executive committee.”

Jeffrey Stemerick - 2015 Environmental Law Section Chair - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

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