Ground Rules: A Knauf Shaw Blog

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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Conesus Lake On A Sunny Summer Day

Judge Orders Illegal Superstructure in Finger Lakes Taken Down

Jonathan Tantillo

A long-standing steel frame on Conesus Lake which was constructed without necessary approvals from the Conesus Planning Board and Zoning…

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Fredericks Finger Lakes Farm

Road Salt Contamination from NYS Thruway Ruled A Trespass

Amy Kendall

The New York Court of Claims recently held that farmers impacted by surface and groundwater contaminated with road salt originating…

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Pollution

Petroleum Spill Reporting

KnaufShaw

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

KnaufShaw

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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NEWS

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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NEWS

KS SPONSORS BCONE EVENT

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

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