Distinguished environmental advocate and lawyer ALBERT K. BUTZEL visits the department

Albert K. Butzel, a New York City environmental lawyer, will visit with the students at CRITICAL THEORY AND THE ARTS  in the Spring 2015 semester. Mr. Butzel specializes in anti-establishment lawsuits, and was instrumental in successfully organizing public citizens against a proposal to build a power plant in the Hudson Highlands in the Storm King Mountain case. The ruling held that groups with “special interest in aesthetic, conservational, and recreational aspects” had legal standing to be included in the class of ‘aggrieved’ parties. This was the first decision of a court to grant standing on such terms, and is considered to be the basis of modern environmental law.

Click here for a New York Times profile of Albert K. Butzel by Jan Hoffman:
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/07/nyregion/public-lives-persistence-and-striped-bass-wins-a-park.html