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Bethelite Community Church v. Department of Envtl. Protection

The court held that the lower court erred in granting a petition to annul a city's determination denying a church a full exemption from water and sewer charges. The lower court granted the petition without first affording the city an...

People v. Van Buren

New York's highest court held that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Water Supply Police are authorized to enforce traffic laws within the city's watershed. The DEP officers were authorized as police...

Kittay v. Giuliani

The court dismisses a property owner's complaint alleging that a New York City watershed memorandum of agreement (MOA) and its regulations violated the U.S. Constitution, the state constitution, and state statutory and common law. The...

New York City Envtl. Justice Alliance v. Giuliani

The court holds that environmental groups did not show that New York City's plan to sell or bulldoze lots containing community gardens would have an impermissible adverse impact on minority communities. The groups opposed the city's...

In re Riverkeeper v. New York Dep't of Envtl. Protection

The court enjoins New York City's environmental agency from implementing a September 18, 1998, memorandum allowing slopes that are greater than 15% but less than 20% to be modified to 15% or flatter through the use of fill in order to...

United States v. New York, City of

The court holds that the construction of a water treatment plant (WTP) by the city of New York does not involve alienation of parkland that requires the city to seek the approval of the state legislature. Pursuant to a consent decree...

South Bronx Coalition for Clean Air v. Conroy

The court dismisses environmental groups' motion to enjoin the sale of a former bus depot in the South Bronx, New York. The sale is part of a plan to develop a former rail yard adjacent to the depot. The plan provides for an intermodal...

New York, City of v. Slater

The court holds that the Secretary of Transportation's failure to issue an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with an order awarding takeoff and landing slots to airlines at LaGuardia Airport in New York did not violate...

Landmark West! v. U.S. Postal Serv.

The court upholds the U.S. Postal Service's (Postal Service's) determination that an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for a project involving the Postal Service's...