The Georgetown Environmental Law Review presents: Spring 2022 Virtual Symposium

Community Control Over Environmental Reforms


April 22, 2022 | 12pm – 4:30pm EDT


Panel 1

12:00pm – 1:20pm

Local Issues of Community Control: Land Use and Climate Adaptation

Stacy Curry, Office of Emergency Management, Woodbridge Township, NJ

Jennifer Li, Georgetown Harrison Institute

Brian McWalters (GULC ’18)

Katie Spidalieri, Georgetown Climate Center

Alex Votaw (GULC ’21)

In conversation with Professor Peter Byrne, Georgetown Law


Panel 2

1:30pm – 2:20pm

National Issues of Community Control: EPA Planning and Enforcement

Professor Sara Colangelo, Director of Georgetown Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

Charles Lee, Senior Policy Advisor in EPA Office of Environmental Justice

Maxine Walters (GULC ’21)

In conversation with Mariah Heinzerling, GELR Submissions Editor for Vol. 34


Panel 3

2:30pm – 3:20pm

International Issues of Community Control: Leveraging Democratic Processes

Lisa Anne Hamilton, former Adaptation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center

Ju-Ching Huang (GULC SJD candidate)

Sara Zaat (GULC ’22)

In conversation with Professor Edith Brown Weiss, Georgetown Law


Closing Keynote

3:30pm – 4:30pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Watered Down Voices, Watered Down Justice: A Demand for Polycentricism, Demosprudence, and Praxis in WOTUS Regulatory Reform

Professor Martin McCrory, Indiana University

Professor Inara Scott, Oregon State University

Professor Anjanette Raymond, Indiana University

Professor Paul Levy, Indiana University

In conversation with Professor William Buzbee, Georgetown Law