The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the statute that requires the preparation of environmental impact statements (EISs) for discretionary actions by state and local governments that may have a significant effect on the environment, has long been by far the most fertile source of environmental litigation in New York. That is still so, but the volume has declined, probably because much of such litigation grows out of disputes over proposed construction projects, and there are fewer of those in the recent recession.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Michael B. Gerrard,
Litigation Under SEQRA Declining, Exemption Use Is Rising,
N.Y.L.J., August 5, 2010
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