John W. Rowe, chairman and chief executive officer of Exelon Corporation and chairman of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address at the second annual Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium, co-sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Chicago Park District. The half-day symposium will be held March 30 at the law school, 565 West Adams St. (between Clinton and Jefferson streets), in Chicago. The program begins at noon. The keynote address is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m.
The annual environmental law symposium brings together a diverse group of experts on Great Lakes law and policy, including environmental specialists, law professors, state and federal regulators and nonprofit conservation organizations. This year’s participants will discuss current and proposed state and federal regulation of the coal industry, the costs of such regulation, environmental and public health benefits, and the future of coal production in Illinois. A panel on alternative energy sources will focus on legal issues, practicality, costs and concerns related to alternative energy sources in the Great Lakes region and beyond. Representatives from both sides of the Canadian oil sands issue will discuss production and the probable economic, environmental and public health impact of expanded reliance on this source of energy. A networking reception will follow the program.
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