Standing Rock North Dakota Pipeline Ruling, DOJ Response

Today, a district court judge ruled that the North Dakota pipeline, protested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others, could go through. However, in under an hour, the Department of Justice had issued a statement that the pipeline raises serious legal issues, for example under NEPA and related to native american sovereignty, asking for construction … More Standing Rock North Dakota Pipeline Ruling, DOJ Response

Check out: “Pigeons May Predict Lead Contamination, Study Finds”

We came across this interesting article in the NY Times. Here is a quick summary. On Monday, the journal Chemosphere published a study that found Manhattan neighborhoods where many children presented elevated blood lead levels had pigeons with elevated lead as well. These study results suggest that scientists may be able to use the birds to … More Check out: “Pigeons May Predict Lead Contamination, Study Finds”

Coney Island’s Amphitheater Construction

The NYELJP’s own Joel Kupeferman has been quoted in The Village Voice. The article entitled “Behold: Coney Island’s $61 Million Amphitheater Boondoggle”, talks about the construction of the Coney Island Amphitheater scheduled to open Saturday. The $50 million construction project was opposed by Coney Island’s Community Board in a 14 to 7 vote. The board decision … More Coney Island’s Amphitheater Construction

Summary of NYTimes Article: New Solar Plants Generate Floating Green Power

This article by Erica Goode from the New York Times that touches on some new developments in solar energy. 50,904 solar panels will be installed in the Yamakura Dam reservoir, in Japan. They will float atop the water generating approximately 16,170-megawatt hours of electricity a year. That is enough energy to power almost 5,000 homes. The … More Summary of NYTimes Article: New Solar Plants Generate Floating Green Power

Summary of NYTimes Artice: Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Raise Questions About Cancer Risk

The research began when scientists from Wales, found talc particles in ovarian and cervical tumors. They found this out in 1971. Other studies have found that African American women who use the talcum powder near their genitalia have a 44% higher risk of for developing invasive epithelial ovarian cancer. However, Johnson & Johnson denied this … More Summary of NYTimes Artice: Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Raise Questions About Cancer Risk

TPP Text Released

Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership The text of the Agreement was released by TPP Parties on 5 November 2015 and can be accessed by chapter below. The text will continue to undergo legal review and will be translated into French and Spanish language versions prior to signature. *via New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and … More TPP Text Released

NYELJP Returns to Court to Advocate for Environmental Protection and Park Space in Coney Island

Today, NYELJP met nearly sixty clients and supporters at the Kings County Supreme Court for a rehearing on their clients’ Article 78 petition against the City and Developer iStar Financial.  After a rally on the courthouse steps, Executive Director Joel Kupferman, along with Of Counsels Rajiv Jaswa and Seth Korman, argued that the proposed Seaside Park … More NYELJP Returns to Court to Advocate for Environmental Protection and Park Space in Coney Island

NYELJP advocates for West Coney Island residents and community gardeners against planned $53m amphitheater development

On December 15, NYELJP will return to court on behalf of Coney Island community members, gardeners, and environmental activists for a rehearing in a suit against the City and a private developer, who together are seeking to build a $53m amphitheater and commercial space along the Coney Island boardwalk.  The development, a pet project of former … More NYELJP advocates for West Coney Island residents and community gardeners against planned $53m amphitheater development

NYELJP and Urban Justice Center File Lawsuit Against NYCHA’s Proposed Land Lease Program

  The Urban Justice Center and NY Environmental Law and Justice Project, together with tenants’ rights groups and resident associations, filed a lawsuit today in NYS Supreme Court to prevent the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) from accepting any bids to construct luxury high rise developments in five NYCHA sites targeted for the Land … More NYELJP and Urban Justice Center File Lawsuit Against NYCHA’s Proposed Land Lease Program