December 14, 2011 | CUNY School of Law
On Monday, November 28, the Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) at CUNY Law organized and hosted a panel to discuss New York State’s plan for hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, the legal challenges, the environmental threat, and the community response.
CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform aims to generate ongoing discourse on urban environmental justice and to revitalize participatory environmental decision-making to help community members, students, and policymakers communicate in ways that will lead to better, more sustainable decision-making.
The panel, “The Regulation of Hydrofracking in New York,” included:
- Bruce Ferguson, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
- Nick Kusnetz, ProPublica
- Corrine Rosen, Food and Water Watch
- Lemuel Srolovic, New York State Attorney General’s Office
- Eric Weltman, Food and Water Watch
- Prof. Rebecca Bratspies (Moderator), Director, CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform