Ground Rules: A Knauf Shaw Blog

Green Amendment NY

Knauf Shaw Files Lawsuits Alleging Violations of the New Green Amendment to the NYS Constitution

KnaufShaw

Two lawsuits have been filed in New York State Supreme Court in Monroe County by Knauf Shaw LLP on behalf…

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Bulk Pertroleum Storage

NYSDEC Proposes Revisions to NYS Petroleum Bulk Storage Regulations

Melissa Valle

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) is proposing to revise its regulations on petroleum bulk storage. The…

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Cannabis

NY Recreational Marijuana Law Includes Environmental Goals, Municipality Options

Amy Kendall

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in New York for those over 21 years of age. The Marijuana Regulation and…

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High Water Shield Setting

Biden Executive Orders Address Climate Change

Julia O'Sullivan

During the first few weeks of the Biden Administration, multiple executive orders (“EOs”) have been issued to address climate change…

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Pollution

Petroleum Spill Reporting

Melissa Valle

Reporting a petroleum spill in New York can be confusing and an overwhelming experience. There are numerous spill reporting requirements,…

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Oil

Petroleum Case Law Update 2020

Melissa Valle

Each year, the Petroleum Spills Committee of the Environmental & Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association…

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Pollution

NY Adopts Regulations to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Cap by 30%

KnaufShaw

On December 1, 2020, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and New York State Energy Research and…

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Face Mask

COVID-19 Response Efforts Lead to Negative Environmental Impacts

Julia O'Sullivan

Shortly after the outbreak of COVID-19 researchers began looking into how environmental factors, such as heat and sunlight, influenced the…

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Dakota Lake

Court Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline Pending Environmental Review

KnaufShaw

On July 6, 2020, a federal judge for the District of Columbia ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline be emptied…

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Leaf

Restore Mother Nature Bond Act: Awaiting Voter Approval

KnaufShaw

On April 2nd, 2020, the Restore Mother Nature Bond Act was passed as part of the NYS 2020-2021 Budget. The…

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E Bikes

New York legalizes e-bikes and e-scooters

Jonathan Tantillo

New York legalized the use of “e-bikes” and “e-scooters” as part of the newly passed state budget. The vehicles, termed…

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Water Drop Fracturing

Hydrofracking Ban Codified in New York

Amy Kendall

On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a budget bill that codifies the State of…

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Knauf Shaw Files Lawsuits

Alleging Violations of the New Green Amendment to the NYS Constitution.

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