Ground Rules: A Knauf Shaw Blog

NYSDEC Issues Guidance for Compliance with Climate Law

Amy Kendall

NYSDEC Issues Guidance for Compliance with Climate Law  On December 14, 2022, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s…

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NYSDEC Extends Time to Make Comments on Proposed PBS/CBS Regulations

Melissa Valle

The comment period for the proposed PBS/CBS regulations has been extended until January 24, 2023.

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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

KnaufShaw

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

KnaufShaw

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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KS Ranked in Best Law Firms!

KS ranked Tier 3 Nationally in Land Use & Zoning Law. Regionally, KS ranked in Tier 1 for Environmental Law, Environmental Law Litigation, Land Use & Zoning Law and Land Use & Zoning Law Litigation.

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KS presents at 2022 Annual Ethics Update

Join KS virtually on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, from 12:15pm-2:00pm for the 2022 Annual Ethics Update. Amy Kendall will join other panelists in discussing the newest developments in legal ethics.