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Professor Karl Coplan comments on anticipated SCOTUS ruling regarding the EPA

Professor Karl Coplan comments on anticipated SCOTUS ruling regarding the EPA

In the publication “Natural Resource Today,” Professor Karl Coplan commented on the anticipated decision by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Environmental Protection Agency and mercury emissions from power plants. The case involves Section 112 of the Clean Air Act and at what point the EPA must consider industry’s compliance costs in the process of […]

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Prof. Kennedy calls NYS fracking ban a “substantial milestone”

Pace Law Professor Robert F. Kennedy participated in a Q&A with senior correspondent Jon Lentz from “City & State.” The two discussed environmental issues, especially as they relate to New York State. Professor Kennedy is co-director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, an on-campus environmental law practice where students represent public interest groups. “There are […]

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NYS challenges lawsuit brought by Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic

The New York State Thruway Authority has approved an additional $300,000 for legal expenses to defend itself against a lawsuit brought by the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic. The suit addresses the state’s efforts to use clean water funds for the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. “They got caught with their hand in the […]

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Hartford Courant reports on newly formed Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition

Pace Law School is one of two university members of the newly formed Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition. As reported in the “Hartford Courant”, they join solar business representatives and universities from nine states that are combining forces to push for uniform clean energy policies across the Northeast. The Coalition has received $600,000 from the […]

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Prof. Estrin comments on actions of law firm representing fracking company

Prof. Estrin comments on actions of law firm representing fracking company

Professor Dan Estrin, supervising attorney for the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, commented on a situation where a law firm is pressuring landowners to sell the rights to their land or risk losing those rights by eminent domain. The landowners received letters from the law firm that is representing a developer trying to build $750 million […]

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Albany “Times Union” quotes Prof. Estrin regarding the TZB funding

Albany “Times Union” quotes Prof. Estrin regarding the TZB funding

In its continuing coverage of New York State’s efforts to finance the rebuilding of the Tappan Zee Bridge with money from a federally funded clean water program, the Albany “Times Union” quoted Professor Dan Estrin. Professor Estrin is one of the Pace Law professors affiliated with the Environmental Litigation Clinic. The Clinic represents several of […]

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Environmental Litigation Clinic challenges pipeline project

Environmental Litigation Clinic challenges pipeline project

The actions of Pace Law School’s Environmental Litigation Clinic featured prominently in the press coverage of a legal challenge to a proposed pipeline project in upstate New York. The Clinic is representing “Stop the Pipeline,” a collection of environmentalists and landowners who are challenging a plan to construct a pipeline intended to transport natural gas […]

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Westchester Climate Change Summit

Pace University Law School’s Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies and Federated Conservationists of Westchester County (FCWC) hosted a daylong conference on the impacts of climate change in Westchester. A crowd of over 150 gathered on September 25, 2014 at the New York State Judicial Institute at Pace Law School.  The conference was co-sponsored by […]

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CBS New York talks with Prof. Coplan about the financing of the TZB project

CBS New York talks with Prof. Coplan about the financing of the TZB project

CBS New York spoke with Professor Karl Coplan about the latest twist in the Tappan Zee Bridge project. When the Environmental Protection Agency denied almost all of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s request to use clean water funds to pay for the rebuilding of the bridge, reporter Lou Young asked Professor Coplan what the ramifications might be. […]

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Prof. Estrin comments on Army Corps of Engineers settlement for the WSJ

Prof. Estrin comments on Army Corps of Engineers settlement for the WSJ

In a story distributed by the Associated Press that appeared in “The Wall Street Journal,” the supervising attorney for the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Dan Estrin, commented on the new requirement that the Army Corps of Engineers disclose the levels of pollutants discharged over dams controlled by the Corps. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed […]

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