Kate Sinding is a Senior Attorney and Deputy Director of the New York Urban Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she specializes in New York regional issues, including a variety of energy, land use and solid waste matters. Prior to joining NRDC in November 2006, Kate was a partner in the specialty environmental law firm of Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C. She has taught Environmental Law at Columbia University Law School. Kate is a graduate of New York University Law School, the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and Barnard College.