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Tag Archives: Ronald G. Hull

Environmental Law: Makers of household cleaning products required to come clean about ingredients

In 1972, in the midst of a period that might be considered the boom time for new environmental law in New York, the Legislature enacted Article 35 of the Environmental Conservation Law relating to the distribution and sale of household ...

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Environmental Law: Not in my backyard? Article 10 and the siting of electric generating facilities

The proposal to locate a waste-to-energy facility on the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus in Seneca County has reignited interest in New York State’s uneven approach to local control over the siting of “locally undesirable land ...

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Environmental Law: The three legs of environmental law enforcement—the EPA, the DEC and citizens

A question frequently asked of environmental lawyers these days is to predict what the Trump administration will do regarding environmental regulation and enforcement. Certainly in relation to regulations intended to slow or stop climate change by eliminating emissions of greenhouse ...

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Environmental Law: Governor, senators back clean water and spending to improve infrastructure

For years, grassroots organizations such as Genesee RiverWatch, Hudson Riverkeeper, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the Nature Conservancy and others have advocated for improvements in water and wastewater infrastructure and watershed protection. Contaminated drinking water events in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh, Petersburgh and ...

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NYS schools must test drinking water for lead

On Sept. 6, 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation mandating that schools across the state test their drinking water for lead contamination. The same day the New York State Department of Health issued emergency regulations implementing the new law and ...

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Environmental Law: Cuomo seeks state brownfield cleanup program change – again

A brownfield is a developed, but now vacant or underutilized property, where redevelopment or reuse is hampered by the presence of contamination. There are thousands of properties fitting this description across New York state. Initial efforts to identify the most ...

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Environmental Law: Yogurt triggers new battles in environmental regulation war

Does economic development only come at a cost to the environment? This old question has dominated environmental news of late, but most of the attention has focused on the acrimonious and technologically mysterious subject of hydrofracking. Garnering less public attention ...

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Environmental Law: Renewable energy benefits from the ‘fiscal cliff’

Discussions about energy in New York have remained intensely and divisively focused on the extraction of reserves of natural gas from the Marcellus shale. Even as the Department of Environmental Conservation’s latest procedural deadline nears, polls show New Yorkers evenly ...

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