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In a decision dated April 18, 2019, the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously and emphatically affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing the lawsuit challenging the legality of the American Museum of Natural History’s Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The Gilder Center will, inter alia, expand and modernize the Museum’s educational facilities, create … Read Post

By Elizabeth Knauer and Victoria Treanor. The development of the jurisprudence distinguishing claims properly brought under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) from those that should be brought under Section 113 of the statute continues in small steps.  In a ruling from the bench on March 26, 2019, Judge … Read Post

Last month, the White House released its “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” (the “Infrastructure Plan” or “Plan”), which contains a wide range of proposals for facilitating the construction of infrastructure projects. In addition to financial incentives and investment programs, the Infrastructure Plan proposes a series of changes in federal permitting and environmental review … Read Post

On December 27, 2017, a New York appellate court unanimously upheld the dismissal of a challenge to the mixed-use Pierhouse development bordering Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, ruling that the suit was barred by the governing four-month statute of limitations. Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C. represented Empire State Development; the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development … Read Post

On January 25, 2017, the Long Island Power Authority (“LIPA”) voted to approve a power purchase agreement (“PPA”) with Deepwater Wind for the South Fork wind farm, a proposed 90 megawatt (“MW”) offshore wind farm located approximately 30 miles southeast of Montauk. If constructed, the South Fork wind farm would be the largest in the … Read Post

Last week Sustainable Westchester unveiled Westchester Power, the online registration portal for its new Community Choice Aggregation initiative.  Through Westchester Power, residents of 20 participating Westchester County municipalities have aggregated their collective purchasing power to obtain favorable, fixed electricity prices, as well as an option for 100% renewable electricity. Starting in May 2016, approximately 110,000 … Read Post