Environmental Law Section

  • Welcome to the Environmental Law Section
    Welcome to the Environmental Law Section The purpose of this Section is to bring together members of the New York State Bar Association who are interested in environmental law for furtherance of the public interest in an effective and fair legal framework for protection of the human and natural environment.
  • Upcoming Events
    • May 6 Environmental Law Section Legislative Forum and Luncheon


      Topic: New York Water Law

      Wednesday, May 6, 2015
      State Bar Center
      One Elk Street, Albany
      10:00 a.m.

      To view full program details, click here.

      There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required!  Please RSVP by May 1.

      MCLE credit is not available for this program.

      For questions, contact Kathy Plog at Kplog@nysba.org

    • May 20 Environmental Enforcement and Real Estate Development Regulation in NY


      Environmental Law Section Program
      Plan View: Survey of Current Environmental Enforcement and Real Estate Development Regulation in New York

      May 20, 2015
      Greenberg Traurig
      200 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
      New York, NY

      Registration fees:
      Environmental Law Section Members: $75.
      Non-Members: $100.
      Attorneys admitted under 10 years: $50.

      Click to register online.

      Click here to view program flier

      The program will cover a number of issues of interest to New York City practitioners and environmental consultants, including a recent development panel with the NYSDEC Region 2 Regional Attorney and the Chief of the NYS Attorney General Environmental Protection Bureau.  The program will also cover recent developments in hazardous materials, including Brownfields, environmental due diligence and insurance, and a panel on climate change adaptation, flood control and New York State and New York City requirements.

      Additional information will be available soon.  Contact Kathy Plog at kplog@nysba.org or 518-487-5681 with questions.

    • Save the Date - 2015 Fall Meeting

      Environmental Law Section
      Fall Meeting
      October 2 - 4, 2015 
      Gideon Putnam Resort
      Saratoga Springs, NY

      Mark your calendars to save this date.  More details coming soon!

  • Envirosphere- Blog

    About Envirosphere

    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 academia.

    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.

    To view Envirosphere, click here.

  • NY Environmental Lawyer


    The New York Environmental Lawyer features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of environmental law on various topics, including climate change, brownsfields, pollution, air quality, wetlands and superfunds. Regular columns include  recent administrative and judicial cases, ethics issues, EPA and DEC updates and Section news. The New York Environmental Lawyer is published by the Environmental Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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