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.


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

If you have any helpful links that you would like to see added to this webpage, please send your ideas to Rene Garner at

2021-2022 Executive Committee

Gene Wasson, Jackson
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
(601) 948-3101

Vice Chair
John Brunini, Ridgeland
Butler Snow
(601) 985-4447

Terra Bowling, Hernando
University of MS School of Law
(662) 915-7775

Past Chair
Bradley Ennis, Gulfport
Balch & Bingham LLP
(228) 214-0416

Member at Large (8/2019-7/2022)
Susan Scaggs, Gulfport
Balch & Bingham LLP
(228) 214-0382

Member at Large (8/2020-7/2023)
Tabatha Baum, Jackson
MS Department of Environmental Quality
(601) 961-5263

Member at Large (8/2021-7/2024)
Laura D. Heusel, Ridgeland
Butler Snow
(601) 948-5711