SONREEL (Natural Resources, Environment & Energy)

Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (SONREEL) serves as a primary forum for keeping its members informed in regard to developments in Natural Resources (mining, timber and marine resources); Energy (oil and gas and electric power); and Environmental (air and water quality, hazardous and solid waste, environmental crimes and environmental litigation) areas of the law. This Section produces CLE seminars and in conjunction with students from the University of Mississippi Law School, publishes a newsletter to assist members in keeping abreast of developments and changes in these areas of law.

26th Annual Environmental Law & Regulation Conference - Friday, June 16, 2017 - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida
This one-day conference has been hosted by the Mississippi Bar SONREEL, the Alabama Bar and the Louisiana Bar since the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010. Representatives from all three state bar associations work  collaboratively to provide a program focused on practical, timely and emerging issues in the practice of environmental and regulatory law.
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View issues of NewsREEL - The Mississippi Bar SONREEL Section newsletter on natural resources, energy and environmental law.

Fall 2013
January 2013
June 2011


Links - EPA admin law judge site - EPA appeals board site - CERCLA/Superfund information MDEQ data - permits, pending and issued etc. USGS - Mississippi data - National Wetlands Inventory - Army Corps of Engineer Federal - CEQ (NEPA) - MS Department of Evironmental Quality - US Environmental Protection Agency furnishes extensive resources in environment-related information, including news, legislation, test methods, and data - Mississippi Secretary of State - Mississippi State Oil & Gas Board - Mississippi Service Commission - Mississippi Supreme Court

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2017-2018 Executive Committee

Michael Caples
Butler Snow
P O Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39157-6010
Phone: (601) 948-4412
Fax: (601) 985-4500

Vice Chair
Niki Pace
Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program
227B Sea Grant Bldg La State Uni
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0001
Phone: (225) 578-6342
Fax: (662) 915-5267

Donna Hodges
PO Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225-2261
Phone: (601) 961-5369
Fax: (601) 961-5349

Past Chair
Susan Floyd
Entergy Services Inc
308 E Pearl St
Jackson, MS 39201-3419
Phone: (601) 969-4848

Member at Large (8/2015-7/2018)
Troy Odom
Blair & Bondurant
PO Box 321423
Flowood, MS 39232-1423
Phone: (601) 992-4477
Fax: (601) 992-9189

Member at Large (8/2016-7/2019)
Bradley Ennis
Balch & Bingham LLP
P O Box 130
Gulfport, MS 39502-0130
Phone: (228) 214-0416
Fax: (228) 864-8221

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2020)
Gene Wasson
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
P O Drawer 119
Jackson, MS 39205-0119
Phone: (601) 948-3101
Fax: (601) 960-6902