Environmental Law Committee

The Environmental Law Committee addresses current legal and policy issues related to the regulation of New York City’s environment and natural resources. Through meetings, events, and reports, the committee’s focus spans local environmental issues, such as New York City’s PlaNYC sustainability initiatives, as well as state and national issues which impact New York City’s environment, such as the ongoing debates over hydraulic fracturing and climate change.

Of Interest

11 Ways to Reform the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (February 19, 2015) (PPT)

EVENT RECAP: Leading by Example: State and Local Governments as Catalysts for Action on Climate Change – September 22, 2014

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Policy Recommendations for New York City’s Next Mayor (PDF)

Prior event podcasts

Video: The Environmental and Energy Stakes of the 2012 Elections