The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) confers considerable powers on New York State municipalities. In fact, most municipalities are probably unaware of the full scope of authority they are given by this statute.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Michael B. Gerrard,
Municipal Powers Under SEQRA,
N.Y. St. B. J.
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