APIEL brings together activists, attorneys, students, scientists and concerned citizens working for environmental justice throughout Appalachia and surrounding states. The conference features a series of workshops and dialogues led by activists, lawyers and scientists with the goal of exchanging information, sharing skills, and fostering collaboration between the grassroots, the bar, and future lawyers and policy-makers.
Workshops address the region's most pressing ecological problems, as well as the underlying laws, policies and institutional dynamics that have enabled these issues to occur. This year's conference will be held at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, TN from October 26-October 28. For more information about APIEL and the conference, click here. A complete schedule of events and registration information will be made available as the conference approaches.