The University of New Mexico's School of Law Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program and the Utton Center in cooperation with the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Section of the New Mexico Bar host “New Mexico Environment Department Priorities” by Secretary James C. Kenney on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the UNM School of Law, room 2401.

James C. Kenney
Secretary James C. Kenney

Kenney, who is the secretary for the New Mexico Environment Department, will discuss the many environmental challenges New Mexico faces including legacy contamination, emerging contaminants, and changing federal schemes. By embracing a culture of science, innovation, collaboration, and compliance, learn how the New Mexico Environment Department is protecting public health and the environment.

Kenney has spent more than 21 years across two stints at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most recently as senior policy advisor for oil and gas. In that role, he worked with senior agency leadership and designed strategies to support environmentally responsible development of oil and natural gas resources while working with states, tribes, federal agencies, and industries on regulatory and policy matters.

He has also served as a senior environmental engineer at the EPA, leading both civil and criminal investigations related to the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and other EPA statutes and regulations as well as developing strategic compliance and enforcement approaches on oil and natural gas exploration.

The CLE has been approved for 1.0 hours of General MCLE credit. There is no fee, and no registration is required.

The UNM School of Law is located at 1117 Stanford N.E. in Albuquerque. Free parking is available in Lot L of the School of Law.

For more information, contact Laura Burns via email or 505-277-3253.