Burley & Umoke with Client Jajean Rose-Burney.

Environmental Advocacy Clinic

The Environmental Advocacy Clinic focuses on state, national, and international environmental policy issues that have direct impact on Western New York as well as national and international implications.

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Kim Diana ConnollyDirector

University at Buffalo
School of Law
507 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
716-645-2167, law-clinic@buffalo.edu

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Water Equity and Environmental Justice

Buffalo is the nation’s third poorest city, and that means paying water bills can sometimes make it hard for families to afford food and other necessities. Clinic student attorneys are taking part in an overdue effort to help the City of Buffalo’s water system rates become more equitable and inclusive for its residents.

This new research to develop policies that will help everyday people of Western New York builds on the clinic’s history of providing legal and policy support to ensure that water and housing is free from lead poisoning and other environmental justice issues, such as the work presented in A Neighborhood’s Continuing Evolution - An Environmental Justice Walking Tour of Buffalo, NY’s West Side.

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