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NJSBA Environmental Law & ABA Environmental Law - Sandy Law Conference

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Valid from: April 11, 2013 08:00AM - April 11, 2013 05:00PM

New Jersey Law Center
New Brunswick, NJ

Recovery and Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy: Legal Perspectives on What We Know and Where We Go.

New York:  Thursday, April 4, 2013- 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus, Uniondale, NY


New Jersey: Thursday, April 11, 2013- 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ


Superstorm Sandy revealed significant vulnerabilities in our housing, transit, electric power systems and infrastructure. In separate day-long sessions that will be held in New York and New Jersey, panelists will assess the vulnerabilities revealed by Sandy and suggest ways of integrating infrastructure and ecosystem resilience into planning and development.


The panelists will discuss how making our communities more resilient will require rethinking of physical changes to our environment and also a reconsideration of local federal and state land use and environmental laws and regulations.  After an assessment of vulnerabilities, the conference will take a hard look at how planning, infrastructure, and environmental laws and regulations will need to be changed to address the new paradigm. The panelists include senior State and local public officials, law professors, public interest advocates, as well as private practitioners and consultants.

Speakers & Course Outline:



Welcome:           Mitchell H. Kizner, Flaster/Greenberg PC, Chair, NJSBA Environmental Law Section

Keynote:             TBD


What went wrong: assessing the policies which contributed to state-wide vulnerability

Panel 1: 9:15 – 10:30


Tim Dillingham, Executive Director, American Littoral Society

Laurie J Sands, Counsel, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP


Improving State-Wide Resiliency: Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services 

Panel 2: 10:45 – 12:30


Ed Lloyd, Professor, Director of Clinical Programs, Columbia University School of Law, Envt’l Law Clinic

Chris Len, Staff Attorney, NY/NJ Baykeeper

Joe Siegel, Attorney, EPA Region 2

Alexandra Dunn, Executive Director, Assoc. of Clean Water Administrators & Chair, ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources


Lunch: Climate Change Adaptation at the Local Level

12:30 – 1:30


Tony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University


Improving State-Wide Resiliency: Planning and Development 

Panel 3: 1:30 – 3:00


Patricia Ruby, Executive Director, Hunterdon Land Trust

Neil Yoskin, Partner, Sokol Behot & Fiorenzo



Legal Implications of Recovery and Rebuilding & Conference Conclusions

Panel 4: 3:30 – 5:00


Sean Dixon, Coastal Policy Attorney, Clean Ocean Action

Pam Esterman, Principal, Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C

Dina Long, Mayor, Sea Bright, New Jersey

Hon. Bob Smith, New Jersey State Senator, Chair, Senate Environment and Energy Committee


NJ General: 7.2

NYP Trans/Non-Trans: 7.0

PA: 6.0 ($24.00 check payable to NJICLE)


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