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Monthly Archive for November, 2010

by Jamie Van Nostrand On November 9, the New York State Climate Action Council issued its Interim Report.  The climate action planning process in New York was commenced by Governor Paterson’s Executive Order No. 24, issued in August 2009, which calls for an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 1990 levels by 2050.  The work […]

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New York State’s interim Climate Action Plan outlines ways for the State to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

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by Richard Ottinger In an interview with Greenwire, Scott Segal, Electric Reliability Coordinating Council Director, predicts the possibility of bipartisan progress on EPA CO2 regulations, but only if Democrats are willing to accept delay in implementation and progress on renewable electricity standards. Democrats must be willing not only to include nuclear energy and expanded hydroelectric […]

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by Mark Shulman Lately I’ve started to give more thought to how different societies define environmental law.  That’s not as simple a question as it might seem. Learning more about how societies define this key field can tell you much about their environmental priorities, perceptions about the proper role of law for ordering their society, […]

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Old Climate Change Clip

by John Nolon Just came across this link to an old Frank Capra film clip (The Unchained Goddess).  It’s from 1958 and describes what we now know as climate change science, warning that “even now, man may be unwittingly changing the world’s climate through the waste products of his civilization.”  In less than a minute […]

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David Cassuto From the email — a cool-looking summer gig. SUMMER LITIGATION INTERN POSITION Compassion Over Killing (COK) is seeking Litigation Interns for Summer, 2011 (unpaid). Compassion Over Killing is a national nonprofit (501(c)(3)) animal advocacy organization. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on ending and preventing cruelty to animals in agriculture. […]

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David Cassuto (x-post from Animal Blawg) Photo by Scott Nelson for the New York Times From the morbid irony desk: In this article about the demoralizing struggles of an animal activist in the Arab world, we learn that: At the Basateen slaughterhouse, near the vast cemetery known as the City of the Dead, butchers stride […]

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David Cassuto Because it has 4 (count ‘em 4!) articles on animal law and animal legal education including one by Friend of the Animal Blawg, Bruce Wagman.

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David Cassuto (x post from Animal Blawg) From the email — another fab-o opportunity for students interested in animal issues. Animal Welfare Trust is currently seeking applicants for our 2011 Student Grant Program. The grant provides up to $5000 per recipient for graduate students to work on an independent research project under faculty supervision or […]

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by Daniel E. Estrin Supervising Attorney, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Inc. Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace Law School I am thrilled to report that, in partnership with the Office of the New York Attorney General and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the Hudson Riverkeeper has reached a settlement in its epic eight-year legal battle to […]

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