Entries tagged: environmental law

All Solar Power is Not Created Equal (So Slow Down PSEG-LI and LIPA and Get It Right)

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: January 7th, 2015

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I am a firm advocate for more solar power. The benefits are indisputable and can be read about elsewhere. New York has the potential to produce 11 times as much electricity from solar power as the state consumes each year. (“Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in New York”, Environment New York Research […]

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LIPA Must Come Clean About Its Time-of-Use Residential Billing Rates So Consumers Can Make an Informed Decision Whether to Return to Standard Rates

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: October 8th, 2013

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In an earlier blog, published on September 26, 2013 (“LIPA Residential Time-of-Use Customers Beware – Your Efforts to Shift Usage to Off – Peak Hours Is Probably Costing You Money Compared to Regular Residential Rate Payers Who Are Billed the Same Rate Regardless of Time-of-Use”), we urged LIPA residential rate payers who switched from standard […]

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LIPA Residential Time-of-Use Rates Are Unfair

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: September 26th, 2013

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LIPA Residential Time-of-Use Customers Beware – Your Efforts to Shift Usage to Off – Peak Hours Is Probably Costing You Money Compared to Regular Residential Rate Payers Who Are Billed the Same Rate Regardless of Time-of-Use. Have you switched your residential LIPA billing rates from the standard 180 rates to 184 or 188 rates (the […]

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Second Circuit’s Okay of NYC’s $104 Million Judgment Against ExxonMobil Opens the Door To Future Lawsuits Against Companies That Likely Would Not Have been Sued In the Past

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: August 20th, 2013

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United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Affirms $104.69 Million Judgment in Favor of New York City Against Exxon Mobil for MTBE Contamination Based on Common Law Claims, Opening the Door to Future Litigation That Will Include Companies and Individuals That Likely Never Would Have Been Named in the Past. Following an eleven […]

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Tidal Wetlands Permits and the Importance of Maintaining Old Bulkheads in Good Repair

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: July 25th, 2013

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If you own waterfront property and have a functional bulkhead that is at least 100’ long and has been in place since before August 1977, you have a very valuable asset. According to the regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”), anything landward of such a bulkhead is not subject to […]

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New York Navigation Law Update

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: July 11th, 2013

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New York’s Navigation Law deals with oil spills, who must clean them up, and who must pay for the damage. Despite the name, the law applies to discharges of petroleum on land that may adversely impact the “waters of the State,” which include groundwater. Some recent court decisions are of interest. Benjamin v. Keyspan Corp., […]

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