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Richard Toshiyuki Drury
Richard

Lozeau Drury LLP

1939 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612

Richard Toshiyuki Drury is a partner with the Oakland-based law firm of Lozeau Drury LLP where he represents environmental organizations, individuals and workers in environmental matters. Mr. Drury is a 1990 graduate of the Yale Law School, where he received the Raphael Lempkin Prize for outstanding work in the field of international human rights, and where he served on the editorial board for the Yale Journal of Law and Liberation. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry and a B.A. degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude. He served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Thelton Henderson of the United States District Court in San Francisco from 1990 through 1992. From 1993 to 2003 he was legal director and attorney for Communities for a Better Environment (CBE). Prior to working for CBE, he was an environmental law fellow at the law firm of Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger in San Francisco. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California from 2006 through 2009, and was chair of the Sections annual environmental law conference from 2007 through 2009. Mr. Drury was the chair of the United States Environmental Protection Agencys National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Pollution Trading Work Group from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Drury has been an adjunct professor of environmental law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt), Golden Gate University School of Law, and New College Law School in San Francisco. Mr. Drury appeared on 60 Minutes in 2015 in a program concerning formaldehyde in certain flooring products sold by Lumber Liquidators. Mr. Drury has received numerous awards, including the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award in 2011, 2009 and 2002, the Ecology Law Quarterly Environmental Leadership Award in 2003, and the Super Lawyer Award (2008-2022). He has published several articles on environmental justice law, and a leading article on pollution trading (Pollution Trading and Environmental Injustice Los Angeles Failed Experiment in Air Quality Policy. IX Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum 231). He was co-author of a book published by Beacon Press on international human rights law in the West Bank entitled Plowshares and Swords, and a chapter in the book, Common Law Remedies to Environmental Problems (ELI, 2007). He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Center on Race Poverty & the Environment, Communities for a Better Environment, Impact Fund. Richard plays keyboards in the Oakland-based funk band, Phat Luv. He has been involved in numerous successful published cases in the California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal, and federal courts, including a successful unanimous decision against ConocoPhillips Oil Company from the California Supreme Court (partial listing) FEDERAL COURT Todays IV v. Fed. Transit Admin., 2014 WL 3827489 (C.D. Cal. 2014). Coalition for Clean Air v. VWR Int'l, LLC, 922 F. Supp. 2d 1089 (E.D. Cal. 2013) League to Save Lake Tahoe v. Tahoe Reg'l Planning Agency, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65753 (E.D. Cal. July 30, 2009) Communities for a Better Environment v. Cenco Refining Co., 179 F.Supp.2d 1128 (C.D.Cal. 2001), affd, 35 Fed.Appx. 508 (9th Cir. 2002) Communities for a Better Environment v. Cenco Refining Co., 180 F.Supp.2d 1062 (C.D.Cal. 2001) Bayview Hunters Point Community Adv. v. Metropolitan Transp. Commn, 212 F.Supp.2d 1156 (N.D.Cal. 2002), revd, 366 F.3d 692 (9th Cir. 2004) Bayview Hunters Point Community Adv. v. Metropolitan Transp. Commn, 177 F.Supp.2d 1011 (N.D.Cal. 2001) Coalition for Clean Air v. South Coast Air Quality Management Dist., 1999 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 16106 (C.D.Cal. 1999) STATE COURT Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (ConocoPhillips Company), 48 Cal. 4th 310 (2010) Covington v. Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Dist., 43 Cal. App. 5th 867, 256 (2019) Parker Shattuck Neighbors v. Berkeley City Council, 222 Cal. App. 4th 768 (2013) Coalition for Clean Air v. Visalia (VWR Intl), 209 Cal. App. 4th 408 (2012) Center for Self-Improvement & Community Development v. Lennar Corp., 173 Cal. App. 4th 1543 (2009) Plastic Pipe and Fittings Assoc. v. California Building Standards Comm. 124 Cal. App. 4th 1390 (2004) Communities for a Better Environment v. California Resources Agency, 103 Cal.App.4th 98 (3rd Dist., 2002)

Work Phone:
510-836-4200
Email:
richard@lozeaudrury.com
Website:
www.LozeauDrury.com

EPA Region:
Region 9 - (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and certain territories)
Year of induction:
2022
Degrees:
Yale Law School. JD (1990) University of Illinois. BS. Chemistry (1987) University of Illinois. BA. Philosophy (1987)
Admissions:
California
Court Admissions:
California - All Courts United States District Court, Northern District of California United States District Court, Central District of California United States District Court, Eastern District of California United States, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States Supreme Court
Professional Societies and Organizations:
National Lawyers Guild California State Bar Environmental Law Section
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Communities for a Better Environment California (former legal director) Center on Race Poverty and the Environment (former board member)
Representative Publications:
Pollution Trading and Environmental Injustice Los Angeles Failed Experiment in Air Quality Policy, (IX Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum 231). Plowshare and Swords, (Beacon Press, 1991) Common Law Remedies to Environmental Problems, Moving a Mountain (ELI, 2007).
Citations of Major Published Cases:
FEDERAL COURT Todays IV v. Fed. Transit Admin., 2014 WL 3827489 (C.D. Cal. 2014). Coalition for Clean Air v. VWR Int'l, LLC, 922 F. Supp. 2d 1089 (E.D. Cal. 2013) League to Save Lake Tahoe v. Tahoe Reg'l Planning Agency, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65753 (E.D. Cal. July 30, 2009) Communities for a Better Environment v. Cenco Refining Co., 179 F.Supp.2d 1128 (C.D.Cal. 2001), affd, 35 Fed.Appx. 508 (9th Cir. 2002) Communities for a Better Environment v. Cenco Refining Co., 180 F.Supp.2d 1062 (C.D.Cal. 2001) Bayview Hunters Point Community Adv. v. Metropolitan Transp. Commn, 212 F.Supp.2d 1156 (N.D.Cal. 2002), revd, 366 F.3d 692 (9th Cir. 2004) Bayview Hunters Point Community Adv. v. Metropolitan Transp. Commn, 177 F.Supp.2d 1011 (N.D.Cal. 2001) Coalition for Clean Air v. South Coast Air Quality Management Dist., 1999 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 16106 (C.D.Cal. 1999) STATE COURT Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (ConocoPhillips Company), 48 Cal. 4th 310 (2010) Covington v. Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Dist., 43 Cal. App. 5th 867, 256 (2019) Parker Shattuck Neighbors v. Berkeley City Council, 222 Cal. App. 4th 768 (2013) Coalition for Clean Air v. Visalia (VWR Intl), 209 Cal. App. 4th 408 (2012) Center for Self-Improvement & Community Development v. Lennar Corp., 173 Cal. App. 4th 1543 (2009) Plastic Pipe and Fittings Assoc. v. California Building Standards Comm. 124 Cal. App. 4th 1390 (2004) Communities for a Better Environment v. California Resources Agency, 103 Cal.App.4th 98 (3rd Dist., 2002)