On December 31, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a cumulative impacts bill (S.8830/A.2103D) into law for the state, which amends the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) to require the consideration of both long- and short-term effects of any proposed action “on disadvantaged communities, including whether the action may cause or increase a […]
New York has passed legislation to ban the sale or lease of new gas-powered cars and trucks in the state beginning in 2035. Governor Kathy Hochul signed Assembly Bill A4302/S2758 into law on September 8. The law set the goal for the state to require zero emissions for any new cars, trucks, off-road vehicles, and […]
On May 5, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the HERO Act (S.1034B/A.2681B) into law, authorizing the state’s labor commissioner to establish a workplace safety and health standard for COVID-19 exposures. While the law applies to all workplaces in the state, under current federal regulations (29 CFR 1952.24), New York is only authorized to […]
New York State Supreme Court Justice Gerald W. Connolly released his decision on August 20, 2020, upholding New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) right to enforce the state’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.
In its denial of a petition from New York State, the EPA continues to disagree with downwind states that argue that sources in upwind states should be forced to eliminate air pollution the downwind states allege contribute significantly to their inability to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
Q. Is there a single resource, which list by State, whether a licensed contractor is required to remove mold?
In a blow to the agricultural and land development sectors, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging EPA’s 2010 total maximum daily load (TMDL) program for the Chesapeake Bay. The case was launched in 2011 when the American Farm Bureau, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, the National Association of Home Builders, and others […]
Peabody Energy Corporation, the largest publicly traded coal company in the world, was recently muscled by the state of New York into revising its shareholder disclosures with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to include financial risks associated with climate change and potential regulations. Yesterday we reviewed SEC risk disclosure requirements. Today we will discuss […]
Peabody Energy Corporation, the largest publicly traded coal company in the world, was recently muscled by the state of New York into revising its shareholder disclosures with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to include financial risks associated with climate change and potential regulations. If you are a publicly traded company, what exactly are your […]
Given that the states will do the heavy lifting to come into compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants (October 23, 2015, Federal Register), it seems fitting that the states also intend to assume major roles in the upcoming legal slugfest over the CPP, which will […]