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.
  • Annual Report Rotating Slider
    Environmental Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the Environmental Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Upcoming Events
    • Redeveloping Contaminated Properties In New York Under the 2015 Brownfield Cleanup Program Amendments

      Redeveloping Contaminated Properties In New York Under the 2015 Brownfield Cleanup Program Amendments

      Thursday, November 12th in Albany
      State Bar Center
      One Elk Street, Albany, NY

      Tuesday, November 17th in New York City
      NYC Dept. of Health Auditorium
      125 Worth Street, NYC

      6.5 MCLE Credits: 5.5 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics
      Attorneys admitted 24 months or less qualify for 1.0 Ethics Credit only.

      Topics to be addressed include consideration of what the BCP changes mean for municipalities and local governments. Discussion on the impact the BCP amendments will have on Petroleum-contaminated sites. The NYC program will also focus on various initiatives implemented by the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation. Other topics include: 

      • The new definition of a “brownfield site;”
      • Procedures for applying for the BCP and required submissions;
      • Deadlines for obtaining certificates of completion

      To view the full program agenda click here: Program Agenda

      To view and download a copy of the registration form: Registration Form

      Register Online 

      For further information, contact Lisa Bataille (518) 487-5680 or lbataille@nysba.org

  • 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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