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State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: NY, NJ Take Different Paths To Sandy Recovery
Posted on 1 Apr 2013 by State Net

NY, NJ TAKE DIFFERENT PATHS TO SANDY RECOVERY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) are taking vastly different approaches to residents seeking to rebuild their coastal homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Christie wants... Read More

UNFCCC makes major step towards incentivising wetland restoration
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by Malcolm Dowden

By Malcolm Dowden, Solicitor and Environmental Law Consultant Despite widespread disappointment at the outcome of last year’s climate change summit in Copenhagen, quiet but significant progress has been made on issues such as reducing emissions... Read More

Can New York Communities Use Land Use Law To Keep Hydraulic Fracturing Out Of Their Backyards?
Posted on 20 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Professor Michael Gerrard of Columbia Law School laid out the pluses and minuses fracking and climate change mitigation at a recent panel discussion. On the plus side: burning natural gas yields about one-half the amount of carbon dioxide as burning coal... Read More

Flooding from Irene: Whither the Flood Plain?
Posted on 7 Sep 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English My train this morning usually continues to New York. Today it terminated in Philadelphia, a victim of the deluge delivered by Hurricane Irene. Amtrak explained: Most Northeast Regional service will... Read More