Entries tagged: environmental law

Suffolk County’s Plastics Ban: What Your Business Needs to Know

By: Don Rassiger, Esq.

Posted: May 8th, 2019

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Suffolk County is the first county in New York State to restrict the use of plastic straws according to County […]

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Southampton Bans Plastic Straws and Styrofoam in Food Establishments

By: Don Rassiger, Esq.

Posted: April 3rd, 2019

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In 1988, Suffolk County passed the nation’s first law banning polystyrene “Styrofoam” food packaging due to its threat to the […]

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Supreme Court Settles Important Taking Question

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: June 29th, 2017

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On June 23, 2017, in Murr v. Wisconsin, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed whether adjacent properties owned by the same […]

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What You Should Know About Pesticides on Your Lawn

Posted: May 23rd, 2016

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Spring is here and with it, our thoughts turn to battling weeds.  To wage our battles, we often hire landscapers […]

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Court of Appeals Restricts the Ability to Challenge a SEQRA Positive Declaration Requiring Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: April 22nd, 2016

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If an agency such as a Town Board, Planning Board, or a Board of Zoning Appeals finds that an application […]

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Court of Appeals Expands Environmental Standing to Challenge SEQRA Determinations

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: November 23rd, 2015

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On November 19, 2015, in Sierra Cub v. Village of Painted Post, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, […]

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SAPA and Timely and Sufficient DEC Permit Renewal Applications

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: September 25th, 2015

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As published in the September issue of the Suffolk Lawyer On August 27, 2015, Newsday reported that Baykeeper, an environmental […]

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Pharmaceuticals in our Waters

Posted: July 8th, 2015

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Published in the Hauppauge Reporter On May 28, 2015, the HIA-LI Environmental/Green Industries Committee presented a well attended program entitled […]

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Pharmaceutical Disposal – A Work in Progress

Posted: July 8th, 2015

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Printed in the Suffolk Lawyer The disposal of pharmaceuticals is a growing area of concern in our over-medicated society. According […]

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The Towns Must Step Up Environmental Review of Commercial Solar Projects in Suffolk County Because They Can’t Rely on LIPA to Do It

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: June 22nd, 2015

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LIPA apparently believes, contrary to all evidence, that it need not comply with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”)[1] […]

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