Eric A. Goldstein, adjunct professor of law and a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has been active on a wide range of urban environmental matters. He was co-counsel in a public and private nuisance case representing a South Bronx community group and local residents against a city-owned sewage plant and privately operated sludge-processing facility; the parties recently reached a successful resolution and Goldstein is now assisting the clients in establishing an urban waterfront park as part of the city-funded settlement. Goldstein also represented environmental interests in recently concluded state proceedings that resulted in the issuance of a permit for New York City to acquire and preserve up to 100,000 acres of vulnerable lands around its Catskill Mountain reservoirs. He has just been appointed to the New York State High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel, on which he will be advising the Cuomo Administration regarding controversial proposals for industrial gas drilling.
He writes regularly at the NRDC’s Switchboard blog at switchboard.nrdc.org.