CLE Lecture with the Hon. Ignacia S. Moreno, U.S. Department of Justice

March 8, 2017

"Environmental and Natural Resources Issues in Indian Country"

The Utton Center and the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program hosted an evening CLE lecture featuring The Honorable Ignacia S. Moreno, former Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

Her topic was "Environmental and Natural Resources Issues in Indian Country."

About the Speaker

Ignacia Moreno was nominated by President Barack Obama to be Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division in 2009 and, after her confirmation by the U. S. Senate in a 93 to 0 vote, served until June 2013.

The Environment and Natural Resources Division is a 650-person litigating component of the United States Department of Justice. As head of the Environment Division, former Assistant Attorney General Moreno was considered the nation’s top environmental lawyer. She was the first Latina to lead the Division in its nearly 104-year history.

Ms. Moreno led a dynamic discussion of environmental and natural resources issues in Indian Country. She reviewed the progress made to date and an agenda for the next two years. This agenda includes continuing to address water adjudications, pollution in Indian country, climate change, sacred sites, tribal trust litigation settlements, and the safe and responsible development of a domestic source of energy.

Continuing Legal Education lectures are offered by the University of New Mexico School of Law in cooperation with the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section of the New Mexico Bar Association.