Environmental Law Clinic Brings Action to Prevent Damage to Natural Resources From Hydrofracking
Media Contact: Nancy L. Goldfarb, 212-854-1584 or [email protected]
New York, Sept. 7, 2011—Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic has filed a lawsuit in response to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (“DRBC”) proposed guidelines for natural gas well development in the Delaware River Basin.
The suit alleges that both the DRBC and the Army Corps of Engineers—the federal member of the DRBC—violated the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) by failing to assess environmental impacts prior to issuing draft regulations governing the extraction of natural gas through hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Representing the National Parks Conservation Association (“NPCA”) in the matter, Columbia Environmental Law Clinic students will work on all phases of litigation, including discovery and brief-writing.