Carter H. Strickland, Jr.
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Email: carter.strickland@gmail.com

Carter H. Strickland, Jr., is the Senior Policy Advisor for Air and Water with the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.  He is responsible for the implementation of New York City’s sustainability plan, PlaNYC 2030, across all agencies and departments. With a focus on water, air, and natural resource issues, Mr. Strickland has overseen the development of a strategic plan to adopt alternative, green infrastructure solutions for the control of stormwater pollution, a white paper that discusses local approaches to wetlands protection, and policies to clean up the unregulated residential and commercial heating sectors.

From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Strickland practiced and taught environmental law at the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic, where he pursued impact litigation and legal reform under the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and state constitutional, statutory, and regulatory law,  and state and local land use law.  He also counseled environmental groups on a wide variety of organizational matters, including copyright protection, First Amendment rights, and lobbying restrictions.  His cases included decisions by the New Jersey Supreme Court that created the right to open beach access under the Public Trust Doctrine and state constitutional limitations on the exercise of eminent domain, and a Third Circuit ruling that curtained unregulated solid waste handling by railroads.  From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Strickland was an Assistant Attorney General with the New York Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Protection Bureau, where his work focused on toxic waste issues, including the prosecution of state and federal hazardous waste laws and the successful defense of New York State’s ban on the gasoline additive MTBE.  From 1996 to 1999, he was in private practice with a focus on antitrust, trade regulation, and intellectual property law. 

Mr. Strickland is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B., 1990) and Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 1995), where he was Executive Editor of the Columbia Environmental Law Journal and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  Following law school he clerked for the Honorable Joseph H. Young, U.S. District Judge, in Baltimore, Maryland.