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

    Fall 2016

    Message from the Outgoing Chair
    (Michael Lesser)

    Message from the Incoming Chair
    (Larry Schnapf)

    Message from the Issue Editor
    (Keith Hirokawa)

    Message from the Student Editorial Board
    (David Crossman for the SEB)

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

    DEC Update
    (Randall C. Young)

    Environmental Protection Bureau Update
    (Andrew Gershon and Rebecca Fromer)

    Section News

    • Member Profiles
    • Member News
    • Committee Reports
    • Section Program Report(Marla E. Wieder)

    New York Environmental Laws Affecting Commercial Leasing Transactions
    (Larry Schnapf)

    The Environmental Lawyer's Role in an Environmental Crisis
    (Daniel Riesel and Adam Stolorow)

    The Evolving "Nature" of Environmental Risk: A Responsible Approach for Residential and Commercial Real Estate
    (Frank Piccininni)

    Fractured: Cracks in the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Structure
    (Ahmed Javaid)

    Where Did All of the Fields Go?
    (Nick Zapp)

    Addressing Lead Contamination of Drinking Water in New York State
    (Ria Rana)

    Influence of U.S. Law on Development of Environmental Law in Other Countries
    (Kiki Torpey)

    Perfluoroalkyl Compounds (PFCs) in the Village of Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County: Health Risks and Successive Approximation Toward Enforceable National Regulation
    (Robert A. Michaels)

    Administrative Decisions Update
    (Robert A. Stout Jr.)

    Recent Decisions and Legislation in Environmental Law
    (Student Editorial Board)