2022 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

31st Annual 

2022 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite ®

Program Materials

We have placed the program materials online for you to peruse and/or print before the Conference.  This site will be available for use before and after the Conference.  In the event that we receive supplemental program materials - we will post these materials to the website after the Conference.  Thank you for taking part in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. 




8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Session 1: Federal Action on Environmental Justice: A Conversation with EPA’s Martha Guzman

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Session 2 - Permitting the Future of Renewable Energy.pdf

Session 3 - What is Environmental Justice (or How to Be an Anti-racist Environmentalist) – Part 1 of 3.pdf

Session 4 - Modernizing California Water Rights Law.pdf

Session 5 - Land Back Action and Collaboration to Facilitate the Return of California’s Indigenous Lands to Indigenous Communities.pdf

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 6 - Legislative Update.pdf

Session 7 - How California’s Ports Can Be Good Environmental Neighbors While Helping Resolve the Global Supply Chain Crisis.pdf

Session 8 - A Hot Topic! Extreme Heat in the San Joaquin Valley.pdf

Session 9 - California Cannabis Enforcement An Overview of Current Enforcement Efforts.pdf



8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Session 10 - Saturday General Session Clean Water Act at 50.pdf

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Session 11 - Recent Environmental Law Developments in SCOTUS, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the California Supreme Court.pdf

Session 12 - The State of Housing in California.pdf

Session 13 - Restoring Beneficial Fire in California.pdf

Session 14 - All-Electric Buildings The Latest on California’s Efforts to Phase Out Natural Gas.pdf

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 15 - CEQA Update.pdf

Session 16 - The EJ Toolkit (State & Federal EJ Policies and Initiatives) – Part 2 of 3.pdf

Session 17 - A CERCLA Case Study on the Interface Between Law and Environmental Justice at the Exide Site and its Nearby Neighborhoods.pdf

Session 18 - Where is the Money for Zero Emission Transportation Is Money Enough A 2022 Roadmap for California’s Transition to Zero Emission Transportation.pdf



8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Session 19 - Sunday General Session Lawyering to Make a Difference.pdf

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Session 20 - Colorado River at the Crossroads.pdf

Session 21 - The Environmental Justice Roundtable – Part 3 of 3.pdf

Session 22 - Coastal Treasure Protecting the Shoreline Public Trust.pdf

Session 23 - Litigating Wildfire Liability Claims – Bucket Brigades of Lawyers and Litigation.pdf

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 24 - CEQA Litigation Pane lRoundtable.pdf

Session 25 - Cal Cannabis Today the DCCs Program, CEQA and Water.pdf

Session 26 - Unhoused Encampments, Environmental Quality, and the Human Right to Water.pdf

Session 27 - The Future of Climate Within Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Efforts.pdf


Please note: There may be limited access to power sources. 

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