In Memoriam: David Sive, A Founder of Environmental Law

This past week, the environmental community lost a second founder of environmental law in the form of David Sive who passed away at the age of 91.  Sive, one of Pace Law School’s own, was a scholar and inspiration to hundreds of students over the years as an Adjunct Professor of Law.  Aside from his work at Pace, Sive was probably best known for his work as a pioneering environmental litigator.  Some of David Sive’s notable achievements include, co-founding the Natural Resources Defense Fund (NRDC), founding the environmental specialty firm of Sive, Paget & Riesel, as well as his work on the famous Storm King Case. Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference v. Federal Power Commission, 354  F.2d 608 (2d Cir. 1965).

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