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Encyclopedia > David Sive

David Sive is an attorney, environmentalist, and professor of environmental law, who has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of United States environmental law, and is credited with helping create the field of environmental law. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Columbia Law School in 1948. In the early 1960's he was involved in a landmark environmental case opposing construction of a power plant on Storm King Mountain located on the Hudson River in New York State, called Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference v. Federal Power Commission, 354 F.2d 608 (2d Cir. 1965). The Scenic Hudson case established some of the basic first principles of standing in United States environmental law and is credited with having helped inspire the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act and the creation of environmental law as a field and career. (Card, Skip, Scenic Standing; The 40th Anniversary of Scenic Hudson and the Birth of Environmental Litigation, New York State Bar Association Journal, Sept. 2005). Sive also was involved in the preservation of the "forever wild" clauses of the New York State Constutition preserving the Adirondack State Park and Catskill mountains. Sive has been described as a "pioneer" and "elder statesman" of environmental law by the New York Times. (Reinhold, Robert, The Law; Coming of Age of the Environmental Lawyer, New York Times, April 29, 1988). Sive is a founding partner of the environmental law firm Sive, Paget & Riesel, located in New York City. An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Environmentalist is a term used to describe an advocate of environmentalism. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Jerome L. Greene Hall, home of the Arthur W. Diamond Library. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Storm King Mountain is along the west bank of the Hudson River south of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... In law, standing is the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The National Environmental Policy Act (or, NEPA) was signed into law on January 1, 1970 by US President Richard Nixon. ... The Adirondack State Park, also known as the Adirondack Park is a large state park in northeast New York. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ...


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Further Reading

  • Ann E. Carlson, Standing for the Environment, 45 UCLA L. Rev. 931 (1998)
  • Oliver A. Houck, More Unfinished Stories: Lucas, Atlanta Coalition, and Palila/Sweet Home, 75 U. Colo. L. Rev. 331, fn.1 (2004) ("In the late 1960s, Mr. Sive represented plaintiffs in the seminal administrative standing and environmental cases surrounding Storm King Mountain. See Oliver A. Houck, Unfinished Stories, 73 U. Colo. L. Rev. 867 (2002). Mr. Sive went on to become a leader of the environmental law movement, annual Chair of the annual ALI/ABA Conference on Environmental Law in Washington, D.C., and a perceptive analyst and scholar. Retired from practice, he currently teaches at Pace Law School.")
  • William H. Rodgers, Jr., The Most Creative Moments in the History of Environmental Law: The Who’s, Washburn Law Journal

 
 

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