The New York Environmental Lawyer

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    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. Edited by Miriam E. Villani, Esq., (Editor-in-Chief), Justin M. Birzon, Esq. (Issue Editor), Prof. Keith Hirokawa (Issue Editor), and Aaron Gershonowitz, Esq. (Issue Editor), The New York Environmental Lawyer is published by the Environmental Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    Spring 2014

    Message from the Outgoing Chair
    (Kevin Reilly)

    Message from the Incoming Chair
    (Terresa Bakner)

    From the Editor-in-Chief
    (Miriam E. Villani)

    From the Issue Editor
    (Justin Birzon)

    From the Student Editorial Board
    (Mark Houston on behalf of the SEB)

    EPA Update
    (Marla E. Wieder, Chris Saporita, Joseph A. Siegel and Mary McHale)

    DEC Update
    (Randall C. Young)

    Section News

    • Member Profiles:
      Long-Time Member: J. Kevin Healy; New Member: Genevieve M. Trigg
    • Joel Sachs Receives CLE Committee Award
    • In Memoriam: David Sive
    • 2014 Annual Meeting


    Recent New York State Water Regulations Not Ready for Prime Time
    (David L. Ganje)

    Sustaining Sustainability: The Enforcement of Land Use Regulations and the Trend Toward Post-Occupancy Enforcement
    (Drew Gamils)

    The Need for a Systemic and Coherent Federal Regulatory Framework for Effective Adaptation to Climate Change
    (Paola Bettelli)

    The Changing Plans of New York’s Cities in the Wake of Changing Climates: Is Enough Being Done?
    (Ben Botelho, Bryan Gottlieb, David Iversen and Kelly O’Donovan)

    Adaptation to Climate Change and the Everglades Ecosystem

    (Frank Piccininni)

    The New York Environmental Selfie: To Audit or Not to Audit?
    (John Louis Parker)

    Shining Cities
    (Judee Burr, Tony Dutzik, Jordan Schneider and Rob Sargent)
    Appendix A: Solar Energy in Major American Cities
    Appendix B: City-by-City Data Sources

    Recent Decisions and Legislation in Environmental Law