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New York State Bar Association presents a teleconference: Lighthouse Pointe Decision and its Implications for New York State Brownfields

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
05:00 am London - 05:00 am London

On February 18, the New York State Court of Appeals handed down its long-awaited decision in Lighthouse Pointe Property Associates LLC v. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  The Court's unanimous rejection of DEC's actions denying entry of two sites into state's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), as well as DEC's general approach to the question of site eligibility, is likely to have a significant impact on other brownfield sites in New York State and on the future of the BCP.

The New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and its Hazardous Waste/Site Remediation Committee are sponsoring a conference call seminar on Lighthouse Pointe decision and its implications for New York State brownfields on Monday, March 22 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Panelists will include:Alan Knauf, Section Chair and counsel for the petitioner in Lighthouse Pointe;James Tripp, General Counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund;Jody Kass, Executive Director, New Partners for Community Revitalization;Andrea Kretchmer, Board Chair, New York City Brownfield Partnership; andDavid Freeman and Lawrence Schnapf, Co-Chairs of the Section's Brownfield Task Force.

Please RSVP to

no later than March 18. A call-in number and passcode will be provided for this complimentary teleconference.

Limited in-person seating will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, 75 East 55th St., NYC.  You are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch; soft drinks and coffee will be provided.  Please email Fran Zimmerman at

if you are interested in attending in person.

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