Government, Law and Policy Journal

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    Each Government, Law and Policy Journal features peer-written substantive articles with a theme on a current issue of interest to government attorneys. Past themes have included Firearms, Public Safety and the Law; The Oversight Function: Guarding the Public Interest; New York State's Budget; Beverage Alcohol Law: Regulation and Policy; Public Authority Reform; Freedom of Information Law; and Climate Change. Edited by Rose Mary K. Bailly, the Government, Law and Policy Journal is published twice per year and is available to NYSBA members free of charge. NYSBA members may be added to the mailing list by sending a request to

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    Summer 2013

    Message from the Chair
    Catherine A. Christian

    Editor’s Foreword
    Rose Mary K. Bailly

    Guest Editor’s Foreword
    Charles Gottlieb

    Renewable Energy in New York: Past, Present and Future
    Keri Vanderwarker

    Article 10 and the Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities in New York State
    Paul Agresta

    Feasibility of Backyard Alternative Energy Systems under Different Zoning Schemes 
    Emily Ekland

    Tribes Get a New Lease on Renewable Energy Development:Regulatory Reform in Surface Leases for Indian Trust Lands
    Laura Bomyea

    Transitioning to Renewable Energy: Development Opportunities and Concerns for Rural New York
    Adam Blair, Rod Howe and David Kay

    The Road to Energy Conservation: Climate Smart Steps Which Begin at Home
    Elisabeth N. Radow

    Introduction to Renewable Resources
    John Williams, Carl Mas and Sean Ferguson