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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    FALL/WINTEr 2015

    Message from the Chair
    (Michael Lesser)

    Message from the Editor-in-Chief
    (Miriam E. Villani)

    From the Student Editorial Board
    (Kate Roberts on behalf of the SEB)

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

    DEC Update
    (Randall C. Young)

    Section News

    • Member Profile: Long-Time Member: David Freeman
    • Member Profile: New Member: Alita J. Giuda
    • Member News
    • Scenes from the Fall Meeting
    • Committee Reports
    • Environmental People in the News

    An Analysis of the 2015 Amendments to the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program
    (David J. Freeman and Larry Schnapf)

    What Portion of a Foundation’s Cost Should Count Toward a Site Preparation Remedial Cover System Costs?
    (Linda Shaw and Dwight Kanyuck)

    New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) Revised Definition of “Brownfield Site”—Will the Revised,Bright-Line Definition Increase the Scope and Universe of Available Properties, Sites and Projects for Consideration and Qualification into the BCP?
    (Steve Barnett)

    Administrative Decisions Update
    (Robert A. Stout Jr.)

    Recent Decisions and Legislation in Environmental Law