NEW YORK – OCT. 20, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has released its third episode of Empire Environmental, “New York Renewable Energy Siting, An Interview with Julie Tighe President of NYLCV.” Empire Environmental is a mini-series on the firm’s Legal Environmental Podcast, and is focused on environmental and energy issues impacting the State of New York.
In this episode, Steven C. Russo, podcast host and Chair of the firm’s New York Environmental Practice, interviews Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, about the latest legislation for renewable energy siting in New York. They discuss Article 10, New York’s new energy siting law passed in 2011, and the new Accelerated Renewable Energy and Community Benefits Act, proposed in early 2020 by Governor Cuomo to address the issues of Article 10 and to help meet the State’s ambitious climate goals.
The episode is available on the Greenberg Traurig website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
The firm’s Legal Environmental Insights podcast launched on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020. The podcast’s mission is to offer comprehensive summaries and concrete takeaways on the latest developments and trends in environmental law. It is designed to help business leaders, in-house counsel, and entrepreneurs stay current on environmental laws that impact their businesses.
Prior episodes include:
- EPA Finalizes Rule Limiting States’ Energy Veto Authority
- National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) Recent Changes
About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s New York Environmental Practice brings together legal, legislative, and industry professionals to represent clients in permitting matters and associated environmental review, Brownfields, transactions, regulatory enforcement, administrative proceedings, and litigation. They represent clients on large mixed-use and residential development projects, transportation, energy, waste management, sewage treatment and drinking water, and all laws and regulations applicable thereto, including all major federal environmental statues as well as local zoning laws and ordinances. Greenberg Traurig received a first-tier ranking in the "Environmental Law" and "Litigation — Environmental" categories in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2019 "Best Law Firms" report.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law