Course Description

This course offers an overview of new case law, rules, and settlements relating to environmental law issues in Pennsylvania.

This course includes video recorded from a Zoom-based CLE presentation for the Washington County Bar Association in  of 2020.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenters

  • Brandon D. Coneby, Esq. and Forrest Smith, Esq.

    Brandon D. Coneby, Esq. and Forrest Smith, Esq.

    Brandon D. Coneby, Esq. is a Partner with Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP where he represents energy companies and landowners in connection with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulatory programs, with a primary focus on environmental issues relating to energy extraction (notably coal and oil and gas).

    Forrest Smith, Esq. serves as Assistant Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Energy.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Environmental Law Update Powerpoint
    • Environmental Law Update Handout
    • Environmental Law Update Part One
    • Environmental Law Update Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)