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Committee: Environmental Law

Statement on Rio+20 Outcome Document “The Future We Want” (June 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sustainable Development

Comment to Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulation (December 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Hydrofracking

Comments and proposed initiatives to the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability for the PlaNYC Update of 2011 (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Policy

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Principles (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Climate Change

Materials from Program: Running Out of Water? The Future of Water Supply, Quantity, and Quality, June 3, 2009
Subject area: Water Supply

Statement to the Obama Administration's transition team regarding environmental issues that have particular resonance for New York City (December 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Law

Comments to the New York State Department on Environmental Conservation on the Departments Draft Guide for Assessing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission in Environmental Impact Statements (October 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Greenhouse Gas

A Guide to Understanding Climate Change Legislation (March 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Climate Change

Comments on the proposed revisions to the laws concerting the Brownfield Redevelopment Tax Credit and the Brownfield Cleanup Program introduced by Governor Spitzer as part of the 2008-2009 State budget process ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Law

Letter to Mayor Bloomberg regarding undertaking an analysis of the New York City's Solid Waste Management Plan ( PDF format )
Subject area: Solid Waste Management

Letter to Governor Elect Eliot Spitzer highlighting important issues to be considered during his term Including advocating for federal legislation that creates effective greenhouse gas caps; modifying Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law so citizens are not denied standing if they cannot demonstrate harm different from the public at large; ensure more effective delivery of the Brownfield Opportunity Grants; and require an environmental life-cycle analysis as a component of the development of solid waste management plans ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Law

Letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation supporting in general the implementation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in New York ( PDF format )
Subject area: Greenhouse Gas

Letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation commenting on the recently proposed brownfield regulations ( PDF format )
Subject area: Land Use Planning and Zoning

Program Handout: Lessons from 9/11: Environmental and Land Use Issues Raised in Response to a Catastrophe ( PDF format )
Subject area: Mass Disaster Planning

Report supporting A.114/S.2380 which would amend the Environmental Conservation Law to ensure that petitioners who challenge state and city actions under SEQRA are not denied standing soley on the grounds that they do not suffer an alleged injury that fiffers in kind or degree from the injury suffered by the public at large ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Law

Letter to the Task Force on the National Environmental Policy Act commenting on its draft report and recommendations to improve the National Environmental Policy Act ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Law

Letter to Congress opposing S.1711 which would grant the Environmental Protection Agency unprecedented legal authority to ignore federal and state environmental laws for a period of 18 months after it takes effect in order to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Law

Letter to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation commenting on the proposed amendments to NYCRR Part 621, Uniform Procedures ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Permits

Letter to Congress urging they take up and approve Treaty Doc. 103-39: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ( PDF format )
Subject area: Marine Environment

Letter to Governor Pataki in support of S. 5786/A.7603-A which would modify Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law making environmental impact statements available on the internet ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Impact Statements

Letter to NYC Counseil Speaker Gifford Miller commenting on the proposed energy Efficiency and Green Building Legislation (Intro. No. 324) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Green Building

Comments on Proposed Solid Waste Management Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement ( PDF format )
Subject area: Solid Waste Management

Amicus Brief, Kruger v. Bloomberg ( PDF format )
Subject area: Education

Intro 108-A - A Bill to Amend the Administrative Code of the City of New York, in Relation to City Contracts Involving the Purchase of Wood Products and Materials ( PDF format )
Subject area: Environmental Law