Gregg Macey

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-780-7998 |  Email  | CV
Areas of Expertise

Environmental Law
Organizational Theory
Disaster Law
Urban Planning

B.A., Duke University
M.A., University of California, Irvine
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Gregg Macey on the Legal Fight for Environmental Justice


Years ago, Professor Gregg Macey spent weeks in a computer lab with two colleagues assembling a mix of spatial, demographic, and public health variables to explore the challenging issue of lead exposure in South Central Los Angeles. They constructed models of health outcomes and were ready to run their final regression. What they found surprised them.

Recent Study by Professor Gregg Macey Finds Environmental Hazards Near Residential Areas

A recently published study co-authored by Associate Professor Gregg Macey examined air pollution near oil and natural gas production sites in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Ohio, and Colorado, finding potentially cancer-causing levels of chemicals in locations close to where people live.

Professor Gregg Macey on Potential Law Suit against BP for Gulf of Mexico Spill


The Department of Justice announced that it plans to sue BP and eight other companies in connection to the oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico that lasted throughout the summer of 2010. Professor Gregg Macey discussed the potential suit with Digital Journal. “BP’s potential liability is on the order of tens of billions of dollars,” he said. “DOJ is seeking to recover response costs and natural resource damages through the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) and civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA)... The maximum penalty under CWA, if BP is found grossly negligent, is $4,300 per barrel.”