Environmental Law

Having lived, worked, and studied in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Canada, and the United States of America, Mr. George has some knowledge of the oil and gas industry, and related energy and security issues. Canada extracts oil from its oil-bearing sands, whilst Nigeria extracts oil and gas the old-fashioned way, from deep within the ground and below the sea floor. In the United States - long a user of coal - efforts come and go to commence a re-assessment of drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR), and to further study the costs and benefits of drilling for shale gas in other parts of the nation.


Mr. George had significant law school exposure to these and other issues in regulatory, environmental, and energy law as a staff member of the William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, and as an extern working on wetlands issues within the Ocean and Coastal Law Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). Mr. George has also written a solid, peer-reviewed treatise on the interplay between energy, national security, and environmental protection, entitled; “Whose Line in the Sand? Can National Security and Environmental Protection Co-exist, and Should the Government be Held Responsible for Not Achieving this Goal?" That treatise was published in the William & Mary Environmental Law And Policy Review - (27 Wm. & Mary Envtl L. & Pol’y Rev.651 Spring (2003);28 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. The author’s updated biographical information was subsequently published, in: Correction (Symposium Issue I, Fall 2003).

In addition, Mr. George is, or has been, a member of the Section of Environmental Law of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).