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June 29, 2007

Teleconference on Nanotechnology and Environmental Governance

Lynn L. Bergeson

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) held its latest Nanotechnology Teleconference on June 21, 2007. Entitled “Nanotechnology and Environmental Governance,” the teleconference explored the need for voluntary environmental governance mechanisms to augment the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s traditional regulatory programs to manage the issues associated with nanotechnology. The teleconference featured three speakers: Allyson Hartzell, Managing Scientist, Exponent Failure Analyst Associates; Kevin J. Fay, Director, Product & Supply Chain Stewardship, PPG Industries, Inc.; and Linda K. Breggin, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute.