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Sierra Club v. Village of Painted Post

A New York appellate court upheld a lower court decision invalidating a water sales agreement that would have allowed a town to sell approximately one million gallons per day from its water supply to an energy company for drilling and...

Wallach v. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A New York court dismissed a lawsuit seeking to compel the state to finalize its supplemental EIS on hydraulic fracturing. The trustee to a bankrupt energy company filed the lawsuit, claiming that the company's bankruptcy and inability...

Joint Landowners Coalition of New York v. Cuomo

A New York court dismissed mineral rights owners' lawsuit seeking to compel the state to finalize its supplemental EIS on hydraulic fracturing. The owners filed the lawsuit under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA),...

Gabrielli v. New Paltz

A New York appellate court reversed a lower court decision annulling a local law aimed at preventing the despoilation and destruction of wetlands and watercourses. The lower court ruled that the town enacted the law in violation of New...

Bronx Committee for Toxic Free Schools v. New York City School Construction Authority

New York's highest court held that the New York City School Construction Authority's EIS for the construction of a campus of four public schools in an area formerly used as a railroad yard violated the State Environmental Quality Review...

Save the Pine Bush, Inc. v. Common Council of Albany

New York's highest court overturned a lower court decision annulling a city's State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) determination regarding a proposed municipal project. An environmental group argued that the EIS was deficient...

City Council of Watervliet v. Town Bd. of Colonie

New York's highest court held that review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) is required before a municipality adopts a resolution approving the annexation of real property from an adjacent municipality, but the...

Gordon v. Rush

The court holds that a local coastal erosion board's issuance of a positive declaration under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requiring oceanfront property owners to conduct a draft environmental impact...

Spitzer v. Farrell

The court holds that New York City's sanitation department took a requisite "hard look" under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and reasonably concluded that its 1999 waste plan requiring diesel-powered sanitation...

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...