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Environmental Law: Update: NY litigation over Marcellus Shale development

As previously reported in this column, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is still weighing public comments and considering proposed regulations to address Marcellus Shale development. But now, many local communities are beginning to act on the issue. ...

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Environmental Law: Is it time to amend the Navigation Law?

One of the most perplexing and frustrating environmental issues that arises in connection with the acquisition of real property has been the draconian, and many would argue  inequitable, use of the Navigation Law to affix liability for spills or releases ...

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Environmental Law: Local regulation of Marcellus shale development

As the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation accepts public comments on proposed regulations to address Marcellus shale development, many local communities are beginning to weigh in on the issue. The DEC needs to finalize state regulations before it ...

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Environmental Law: Revised recommendations on Marcellus Shale development

The development of the natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale formation across the southern tier of New York and Pennsylvania has taken off within the last few years. While leasing and exploration in New York has continued, well permitting and development has been on hold ...

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Environmental Law: Soil vapor intrusion: A volatile issue

More than a decade has passed since the New York State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency discovered they had significantly underestimated the potential for contaminated soil and groundwater to “off-gas,” and for the resulting chemical vapors ...

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Environmental Law: A look at New York DEC’s proposed SEQR form revisions

The New York State Environmental Quality Review Act was adopted in 1976 and requires that state and local agencies evaluate potential environmental impacts of projects prior to granting approval. Since enactment, it has served as the principle environmental planning tool ...

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Environmental Law: Matter of Veltri v. New York State Office of State Comptroller

Appellate Division, Third Department Environmental Law Strict Liability — Discharges — Underground Tanks Matter of Veltri v. New York State Office of State Comptroller 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 00761 Article 78 Proceeding; Supreme Court, Albany County Background: A landowner brought ...

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Environmental Law: Goodspeed Airport LLC v. East Haddam Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission

U.S Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Environmental Law Wetlands Goodspeed Airport LLC v. East Haddam Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission 10-516-cv Appealed from the District of Connecticut Background: Goodspeed Airport sought declaratory and injunctive relief establishing and protecting its right ...

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