Environmental & Energy Law Section

  • Welcome to the Environmental Law Section
    Welcome to the Environmental & Energy 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.
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    Environmental and Energy Law activities are January 25 and 26. More details will follow.
  • Upcoming Events
    • October 20-22: Registration Now Open for the Fall 2017 Meeting!

      Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall Meeting

      October 20-22, 2017
      Embassy Suites | Saratoga Springs, NY

      Register Online or Download Meeting Registration Form

      Program Agenda 

      Topics will include:
      - The Impact of the Trump Administration on Federal Environmental Law and New York’s Response
      - Renewable Energy; Issues Surrounding Development of wind/off-shore wind
      - Key Energy/Environmental Cases of 2016-2017
      - DEC’s Proposed Revisions to SEQRA
      - DEC’s Proposed Revisions to Part 360 (Solid Waste)    

      Book your hotel accommodations
      You can reserve your room online by going to: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/A/ALBESES-NBA-20171020/index.jhtml   

      You can also call (518) 290-9090 ask for reservations and use code NBA to receive the preferred rate of $169 per night plus applicable taxes.   The hotel cut-off date has been extended to October 17th. Availability of overnight rooms is not guaranteed up to the cut-off date.

      For more information, please contact Lori Nicoll at (518) 487-5563 email lnicoll@nysba.org 


    • October 31: Art of the Brownfield Deal

      ART OF THE  ^  DEAL

      Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
      570 Lexington Avenue, Second Floor, New York, NY 10022

      3.0 MCLE Credits; 2.0 Credits in Skills, 1.0 Credit in Professional Practice

      Member: $90
      Environmental and Energy Law Section Member: $50
      Real Property Law Section Member: $50
      Nonmember: $150

      Interested in registering more than one attorney?
      Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount.
      Program Co-sponsors
      Real Property Law Section
      Environmental & Energy Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      Click here for additional information and/or to register online.

    • Fall: October 19-21, 2018 Emerson Resort & Spa, Mt. Tremper, NY


      The Emerson Resort and Spa is a hidden treasure located a mere two hours from Manhattan. Designed with the splendor of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley in mind, open spaces and oversized windows expose stunning views and bring the beauty of the outside in. Enjoy spacious accommodations in the contemporary Inn or Adirondack-style Lodge, restorative treatments at our luxury spa, “Catskill Creative Cooking” in our Woodnotes Grille restaurant, shopping in the Country Stores and the not-to-be-missed World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. Hiking, biking, tubing, fishing and outdoor concerts are just a few of the numerous nearby activities. Or, explore the eclectic and historical towns of Phoenicia, Woodstock and Saugerties. 

      Join your colleagues next year at this family-friendly resort to earn some CLE credits, network and enjoy the beautiful Catskills in the Fall. 

  • Envirosphere- Blog

    About Envirosphere

    Welcome to Envirosphere, the blog created and managed by the Environmental & Energy 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.

    It 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.

    To receive your issue of The New York Environmental Lawyer in an electronic format only, send an email to NYSBA's Member Resource Center at mrc@nysba.org.

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  • Online Community

    We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Environmental and Energy Law Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way all the way to national and international experts in many categories of environmental law. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

    Enter here. (Member log-in required).