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


    Message from the Chair
    (Michael Lesser)

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

    Message from the Student Editorial Board
    (Sarah A. Valis 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: Walter Mugdan
    • Member Profile: New Member: Claudia Braymer
    • Member News
    • In Memoriam: Henry L. Diamond
    • Scenes from the Annual Meeting
    • Letter from Honorable Thomas P. DiNapoli
    • Committee Reports

    Property Contamination and Leasing: The Federal Law
    (Larry Schnapf)

    Resolving Conflicts Between Endangered Species Conservation and Renewable Energy Siting: Wiggle Room for Renewable?
    (Gregg Badichek)

    Siting Renewable and Other Electric Generation Under Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law
    (Sam Laniado)

    SMPIL Comments on the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan
    (Frank Piccininni, J.D., M.S. and Kristin A. Perret, Ph.D)

    The Third Department Gives Some Teeth to the Statutory Protections Afforded to Conservation Easements under the Environmental Conservation Law
    (Philip Oswald)

    Glow-in-the-Dark Watch Dials, the First Toxic Tort Litigation, and the Birth of the Occupational Safety Movement
    (Walter Mugdan)

    Administrative Decisions Update
    (Robert A. Stout Jr.)

    Recent Decisions and Legislation in Environmental Law