Welcome to Envirosphere, the blog created and managed by the
Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. The
Section’s membership is extremely varied, as it includes attorneys
from the public and private sectors, environmental organizations, and
Envirosphere is intended to provide timely notice of legal events
affecting environmental lawyers from all of these varied sectors. These
legal events include recent cases, new regulations, new government
policies, and general news of interest on the environmental front.
The blog administrator, Samuel J. Capasso, selects topics based on
personal choice or referrals from Section members for the purpose of
sharing knowledge, exploring, and illustrating interrelated (and in some
cases interdisciplinary) aspects of current news events and the latest
thinking in public policy, law, and regulation. Please send items of
interest to Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also
welcome you to submit comments to any post.
Links provided from this blog are intended to be functional and
accurate at the time of posting. We do not update or otherwise maintain
links. We strive for accuracy and directness when including links and
make reasonable efforts to post directly to the relevant material
The posts individually, any part of or all together, do not represent
expertise or legal advice of any kind.
Blog administrator – Samuel J. Capasso
Samuel J. Capasso is a recent graduate of Pace Law School’s
Environmental Law LL.M. program, where he concentrated on climate change
adaptation and sustainable development. During his tenure as Theodore W.
Kheel Research Scholar Fellow at the Land Use Law Center of Pace Law
School, he was co-author and co-editor of the Hudson River Sustainable
Shorelines Project: Legal Framework Analysis and administrator of
GreenLaw: The Blog of the Pace Environmental Law Programs. He earned his
J.D. at Pace Law School and B.A. at Alma College, where he earned
departmental honors in philosophy.
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