St. John’s School of Law School of Law CLE Program to have panel and discussion on Urban River Restoration: Gowanus Canal & Newtown Creak.
Urban Rivers Restoration: The Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just completed negotiations for the cleanup of the Hudson River, the largest environmental dredging project ever. EPA is also collaborating with over 70 potentially responsible parties to investigate and clean up the Passaic River. Now the same process is beginning for the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek, two City waterways that present unique challenges.
The panel will share lessons from the Hudson and Passaic River restoration projects that may guide the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek reclamation process, including:
The need for coordination among all interested parties
Impacts on area development
Technical challenges in identifying pollution, parties, and remediation methods
Negotiation and litigation strategies
Miriam E. Villani, Esq.
Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC
Walter Mugdan
Director, Division of Environmental Planning and Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
Paul Gallay
Executive Director and Hudson Riverkeeper
Riverkeeper, Inc.
Jeffrey B. Gracer, Esq.
Sive Paget & Riesel, PC
March 31, 2011
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
School of Law | Mattone Family Atrium | 4th Floor
This program qualifies for two (2) non-transitional CLE credits. The CLE fee is $50. Please complete the CLE Payment Form and return it as directed.
Claire McKeever
Assistant Dean for CLE and Alumni Relations
(718) 990-6006
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