Upcoming Environmental Law Events At the NYC Bar Association-44th Street

New York Environmental Year in Review

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:00 am-10:00 am 

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)

Leading practitioners and professors of New York environmental law will review the year’s most significant judicial, regulatory, and administrative developments. Featured topics will include the regulation of high volume hydraulic fracturing, new developments under the State Environmental Quality Review Act, events at DEC, and more. Breakfast will be served at 8 AM and discussion will begin at 8:15 AM.


After the Flood: Impact of Climate Change on Region’s Transit Infrastructure

Monday, February 27, 2012 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)

An aspect of climate change that has received little attention in the popular press is its potential impact on transportation infrastructure. Especially in densely-populated coastal regions such as our own, climate change and rising sea levels will present challenges for future generations, which transit planners must address now. This panel of experts will explore what lies ahead.


Environmental Justice: EPA’s “Plan EJ 2014” and Environmental Decision-Making in New York 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new roadmap for integrating environmental justice into its policies, programs and daily work. In January 2012, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation proposed regulations implementing the environmental justice provisions of New York’s recently-enacted power plant siting law. EPA officials and environmental justice advocates and scholars will discuss these and other recent developments.

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