Ground Rules: A Knauf Shaw Blog

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COVID-19 Response Efforts Lead to Negative Environmental Impacts


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


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

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Restore Mother Nature Bond Act: Awaiting Voter Approval


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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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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Alan Knauf to Present on Oil Spill Law

Alan Knauf will be presenting his annual case law update at the NYSBA EELS Oil Spill Forum on May 7, 2024.

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Knauf Shaw is proud to support Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast's Upstate NY Brownfield Symposium on May 22, 2024.

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