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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

by Scott Troia On  October 21st,  Pace Law School hosted the “Partners in Sustainability:  Renewable Energy and the Canadian/U.S. Relationship” panel discussion cosponsored by the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Pace Energy and Climate Center, Consulate General of Canada, and the Quebec Government Office in N.Y..  The panel discussion brought together scholars from both […]

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by Christopher Rizzo Several litigants have filed a purported class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging various fraud-related claims against the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the owner of the LEED cerification system for buildings.  (Gifford et al. v. U.S. Green Building Council et al., […]

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by Jessica Silver On October 19, students in Pace Law School’s UN Environmental Diplomacy Practicum were privileged to meet with one of the world’s top climate negotiators, His Excellency Dr. John Ashe, the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations and chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for […]

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by Karl Coplan On October 14th, the Pace Law School Federalist Society and Environmental Law Society co-sponsored a debate between Professor John C. Kunich of Appalachian Law School and myself.  The Federalist Society advertised Professor Kunich as a climate change denier who would make the case that  “man made . . . climate change  . […]

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by Christopher Riti Pace Law School proudly hosted its annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on October 18, this year featuring renowned scholar James Salzman, the Samuel F. Mordecai Professor of Law and Nicholas Institute Professor of Environmental Policy at Duke University. His lecture, entitled What is the Emperor Wearing? A Critical Look at the […]

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David Cassuto (x post from Animal Blawg) Long ago, miners used to use canaries to measure the build up of toxic gases in the mines where they were working.  If the canary died, it was time to head out because the air was dangerous.  We don’t use canaries in mines anymore.  Now we use polar […]

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NYU Launches Animal Studies Initiative

David Cassuto X-Post from Animal Blawg Oh to be young again.  NYU is launching an Animal Studies Initiative.  NYU students will soon be able to minor in animal studies and the initiative will also create opportunities for interdisciplinary courses, conferences and other research projects.  Professor Dale Jamieson, who heads NYU’s Environmental Studies Program and has […]

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by Sam Capasso The Pace Law environmental faculty along with several environmental law and LLM students were fortunate enough to get a private after-hours tour of the Museum of Modern Art‘s Rising Currents exhibit which closed this weekend. Primarily an architecture and design showcase, the exhibit’s premise was adapting the five selected areas of New […]

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by Jamie Van Nostrand A comprehensive energy and climate bill, including a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions, is dead for the foreseeable future. Ryan Lizza’s article in the October 6 issues of The New Yorker, “As the World Burns,” tells the complete story of how the White House and the Senate dropped the ball […]

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Yesterday, the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies sponsored a tree planting event on campus in coordination with Bill McKibben’s (of 350.org) Global Work Party Day (10/10/10). Across the globe, organizers, activists and volunteers devoted their time and effort to a broad range of over 7,000 environmental projects – from record-setting tree and community garden […]

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