For Immediate Release: November 14, 2012

Disaster Preparedness Experts Address Hurricane Sandy Environmental Impacts

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Panel of N.Y. and N.J. Disaster Preparedness Experts Address Hurricane Sandy’s Envirornmental Impact

(Washington, D.C.) New York and New Jersey environmental and disaster experts, including John Gray of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, will discuss cleanup regulations and the environmental costs of restoring critical services after natural disasters during the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Environmental Law and Hurricane Sandy teleconference Nov. 15.

Representatives from New York City and state environmental agencies will also speak. The discussion will focus on how permit waivers and other steps allow the restoration of critical services quickly while complying with environmental laws. Experts will share lessons learned from previous disasters and will discuss Federal Emergency Management Agency compliance and other requirements. For more information, please click here.

  • WHO:         Representatives of state and local agencies closest to cleanup operations
  • WHAT:        Environmental Law and Hurricane Sandy   Sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • WHEN:       Nov. 15    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
  • WHERE:     Teleconference

There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentials and more information, please contact Maria Gutierrez at 202-662-1091 or

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