Ground Rules: A Knauf Shaw Blog

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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Schoen Place

Special Permits Annulled For Failure To Comply With LWRP Law

Amy Kendall

On December 22, 2020, a court in Monroe County, New York annulled Special Permits issued in 2012 by the Village…

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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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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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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.