James J. Periconi, Esq. | June 29, 2012
Previously in our “Fracking NY” Blog Series, we summarized the two recent New York Supreme Court cases — Anschutz Exploration Corp. v. Town of Dryden, 940 N.Y.S.2d 458 (Sup. Ct. Tompkins Co. Feb. 21, 2012) and Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield, 2012 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1420 (Sup. Ct. Otsego Co. Feb. 24, 2012), [...]
James J. Periconi, Esq. | June 25, 2012
Since our last post regarding the current federal regulations of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (i.e., “fracking”) for extraction of natural gas from shale, there have been several developments on the federal level.
James J. Periconi, Esq. | June 18, 2012
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Clean Water Act does not allow citizen suits to enforce the conditions of a § 404 Permit. See Atchafalaya Basinkeeper v. Chustz, No. 11-30471 (5th Cir. Apr. 25, 2012).
James J. Periconi, Esq. | June 11, 2012
On May 1, 2012, the New York City Council unanimously approved changes to the New York City Zoning Resolution that will encourage green construction for new buildings and green retrofits for existing buildings, among other environmentally-sound innovations. These “Zone Green” amendments are complementary to Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC program, the goal of which is to make [...]