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BTNL Partner Jim Noles Speaks At 30TH Annual Southeastern Environmental Law And Regulation Conference

BTNL founding partner Jim Noles spoke on the topic of consulting and communicating with Native American tribes at the 30th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law and Regulation Conference in Sandestin, Alabama, on June 10, 2022. For his talk, Noles joined a panel focused on issues of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) opportunities, parameters and metrics.

As Noles pointed out, although only one federally recognized tribe (the Poarch Band of Creek Indians) is currently located in Alabama, there are nearly 30 tribes now located in other states after earlier migrations and 19th century forced removals and who require consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act. Noles also emphasized the value in engaging voluntarily with relevant tribes even outside of the context of required NHPA consultations.

The Southeastern Environmental Law and Regulation Conference is hosted annually by the Alabama Bar Association’s Environmental Section; Noles sits on the section’s Executive Committee. Next year’s conference is scheduled for June 16, 2023, and will also take place in Sandestin, Florida.

About Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC: Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC is a Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm with a national practice focused on litigation, insurance coverage issues, and environmental matters. For more information, visit or follow @BTNL_law_firm.

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