NBC New York: A study by Pace’s Energy and Climate Center results in pressure on Con Ed

A study by the Pace Energy and Climate Center reveals the true financial impact of the 2006 Queens Blackout which left 200,000 people in Queens without power for nine days.

The heat on Con Edison continues spurred by a just-released study managed by Jamie Van Nostrand of the Pace Energy and Climate Center. The study reveals the true financial impact of the 2006 Queens Blackout which left 200,000 people in Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside without power for nine days. Van Nostrand’s research shows “the utility reimbursed Queens customers for $17 million, out of $188 million in blackout losses.”
 
Tim Minton, reporting for “Today in New York” on WNBC-TV, went one-on-one with Con Edison’s CEO as the temperatures rise to just about the highest they’ve been since the blackout occurred. Watch a replay of the interview by clicking on this video link –

On NBC New York: Pace Energy and Climate Center study puts pressure on Con Ed

The Journal News Publishes on The Pace Law School Faculty Stance on Immigration

The Journal News has reported on the Pace Law School’s sixty-two faculty members that have denounced the new Arizona Immigration Policy. These faculty members are also in support of a boycott of an American Bar Association conference in Phoenix last month.

The Journal News has published an Op-Ed piece on Pace Law School’s sixty-two faculty members that have denounced the new Arizona Immigration Policy. These faculty members are also in support of a boycott of an American Bar Association conference in Phoenix last month.

The article was written by Vanessa Merton, Professor of Law and Faculty Supervisor of the Immigration Justice Clinic, and Jennifer C. Friedman, Director, Public Interest Law Center.

Read the complete article here:

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201006200230/OPINION/6200354

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. appears on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ on the Gulf oil spill

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance and a professor at Pace University who‘s looking into the gulf oil spill, appeared on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews.’

“The agency during the Bush administration which is responsible for promulgating regulations and for exercising oversight of the industry really became just a sock puppet for the oil industry. They almost completely ceased any kind of oversight, and they relied instead on what they call the voluntary regimen so that the industry would regulate itself.
“And one of the outcomes of that we know was that the—that the Deep Water Horizon, the drill rig on which this tragedy occurred, was not equipped with a piece of equipment, which was an acoustical dead man‘s switch, which BP—which is required in Europe. It‘s required in Brazil and other nations. It‘s used almost universally by the oil industry all over the world.  But BP was not required to use it.
“Although BP uses these on its own oil rigs in the North Sea, it was not required to use it in this country. And that‘s—and the reason for that was because this agency, the Minerals Management agency, really had simply lost—had a seamless relationship with big oil.”
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

MSNBC: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance and a professor at Pace University who‘s looking into the gulf oil spill, appeared on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’: