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2011 Energy Law Symposium
Energy Extraction on Federal and Native American Land
Moderator: Joshua Fershee
LeRoy Paddock presentation - view on YouTube
Raymond Cross presentation panel discussion - view on YouTube
Paddock, Cross, Fershee - panel discussion - view on YouTube
Professor LeRoy Paddock
George Washington University Law School
Minimizing Land Use Disputes in Energy Facility Siting: Role of Landscape Conservation Cooperation and National Heritage Inventories
LeRoy C. (Lee) Paddock is Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies at The George Washington University Law School. His work focuses on environmental compliance and enforcement, environmental governance with particular emphasis on integrating the regulatory system with economic and values-based drivers of environmental behavior, environmental justice, public participation, and energy law issues related to renew sources and efficiency. He is a member of the Council of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.
Lee holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. with High Honors from the University of Iowa. He clerked for Judge Donald Lay of the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Raymond Cross
University of Montana School of Law
Professor Cross teaches Federal Indian Law, Advanced Federal Indian Law, American Cultural and Religious Freedoms, and Public Land and Natural Resources Law. He also co-advises the Public Land & Resources Law Review, and he coaches the National Native American law Students' Moot Court team that placed second nationally in 2004. He works extensively with Indian tribes, Indian organizations, and federal agencies on issues of Indian education, tribal self-determination, and cultural and natural resources preservation.
Professor Raymond Cross' legal career in Indian Country is chronicled in a new book entitled "Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes and the Trial That Forged A Nation" (Little, Brown Publishing Co. 2004). He began his legal career as a staff attorney with California Indian Legal Services (C.I.L.S.) in its Mendocino County office located in Ukiah, California. He later served from 1975-80 as the Indian Law Support Center Director for Native American Rights Fund (NARF), a public interest law firm located in Boulder, Colorado.
Professor Cross returned in 1981 to serve as tribal attorney for his tribal people, the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. During his tenure as tribal attorney he presented two oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court onbehalf of his tribal people, resulting in two Indian law opinions that opened state courts to tribal damage actions against non-Indian defendants and that re-affirmed fundamental principles of tribal sovereign immunity to suit. He also represented his tribal people in their long standing just compensation claim against the United States for its 1949 taking of over 156,000 acres of reservation land as the site for the Garrison Dam, the world's fourth largest rolled earth dam. In 1992, Congress awarded the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation over $149.2 million in just compensation for wrongs imposed on the tribal people by the Garrison Dam. Professor Cross is a 1973 graduate of Yale Law School