Ground Rules: A Knauf Shaw Blog

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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Fire

State Supreme Court Annuls Town’s Spot Zoning

Jonathan Tantillo

A Court in Madison County has annulled a local law passed in 2019 by the Town of Lenox, New York…

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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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Solar Panels

Public Service Commission Requests Comment on Community Host Benefit Program for Renewable Energy Projects

Dwight kanyuck

New York’s new renewable energy siting process requires renewable energy project developers provide a “host community benefit” to a municipality…

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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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Solar Power

New Renewable Energy Siting Process Passed Into Law Bypasses Community Engagement

Dwight kanyuck

The new renewable energy siting process proposed by Governor Cuomo was passed into law on April 3 as part of…

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Coronavirus 4972480 Scaled

NY Issues Guidance on Enforcement of Executive Orders on COVID-19 for Code Enforcement Officials

Amy Kendall

New York has issued guidance for code enforcement personnel concerning the Executive Orders issued by the Governor in response of…

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Municipal Emergency Powers Amidst COVID-19

KnaufShaw

On March 7th, Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in…

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Solar System

Governor Cuomo Proposes New Renewable Energy Siting Process

Dwight kanyuck

In recognition that the existing process for siting large renewable energy projects pursuant to Article 10 of the Public Service…

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NEWS

Kendall honored by peers

Partner Amy Kendall has been recognized by her peers as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law in Rochester, NY in the upcoming 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.®

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Welcome Samantha Rubino, Esq.

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Rubino has joined Knauf Shaw as an Associate.

Samantha R. Rubino