Advancing Environmental Equity in New York City

Attorneys from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and the Natural Resources Defense Council, along with their clients, discussed pressing local environmental justice issues, including: mold in NYCHA buildings, private waste transfer stations, and equity in climate change adaptation. They also outlined ways that New Yorkers, including lawyers, can advance environmental equity in the city.

Climate Justice and Community Owned Renewable Energy

Shiva Prakash, Staff Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Overview of Environmental Justice and a Private Waste Transfer Station in North Brooklyn

Patricia Lopez, Cleanup North Brooklyn
Melissa Iachan, Senior Staff Attorney, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Rachel Spector, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Baez v. New York City Housing Authority: Using the Americans with Disabilities Act to Fight Mold and Moisture in Public Housing

Michael Stanley, Lead Organizer, Manhattan Together and South Bronx Churches
Sara Imperiale, Staff Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council



Sponsoring Association Committee
Environmental Law Committee, Joseph Kevin Healy and Amy E. Turner, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Association Committee
Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair
Task Force on Legal Issues of Climate Adaptation, Stephen L. Kass, Chair
New York City Affairs Committee, Jerry H. Goldfeder
Housing & Urban Development Committee, William H. Vidal and Daniel Weisz, Co-Chairs