Matthew Jokajtys | March 25, 2013
On March 7, 2013, the New York State Assembly passed legislation to extend the moratorium in place on high pressure horizontal hydraulic fracturing – hydrofracking or fracking – of shale that has been in place since 2008. Though the bill, Assembly Bill 5424-A, passed the Assembly by a wide margin of 95 to 40, the [...]
Matthew Jokajtys | November 21, 2012
On July 26, 2012 the Appellate Division, Third Department affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s recently amended endangered species regulations. The regulations, contained in 6 NYCRR Part 182, included a requirement for a party contemplating development to obtain a DEC permit if that activity is likely [...]
James J. Periconi, Esq. | April 6, 2008
Although the possession of and compliance with all necessary permits is important information for a buyer expecting to continue a business or a lender depending on the viability of a business, representations regarding permits do not necessarily cover potential liabilities for remediation or third party damages.