|| Thursday, June 21, 2012
|| Friday, June 22, 2012
|Organizers: || Continuing Legal Education (CLE)|
Joan Drake and Deana Bennett will present at the upcoming Tribal Water Law Conference, sponsored by CLE International, June 21-22, 2012, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joan and Deana will provide insight on the topic "Water Quality on Indian Lands" and address the Federal and Tribal Aspects of Regulating and Protecting Water Quality. This conference is an opportunity for tribes, attorneys, government leaders, natural resource specialists and educators to convene and discuss tribal water law issues.
Joan Drake has assisted clients for more than ten years as a lawyer on federal environmental permitting and state utility regulation. Prior to her legal career, she was an environmental regulatory specialist with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and has many years of experience implementing federal environmental laws. She offers clients the unique perspective of both a seasoned regulator and a knowledgeable lawyer. Joan frequently presents on environmental law and regulatory issues.
Deana Bennett's practice is focused on natural resource development on public and tribal lands. Deana's experience includes permitting and environmental compliance efforts under the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA"), the Endangered Species Act ("ESA"), and other related federal statutes. She has worked on a number of utility matters, and her experience also includes working with renewable resource developers with siting issues on public, tribal, state and local land.
Joan and Deana are members of the firm's Natural Resources and Environment Department.