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Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan

The courts decided 46 cases under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) in 2018. However, the most important action under SEQRA was in the Legislature, followed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Legislative Action

On July 18, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, L. 2019 ch. 106. Tucked in the back as Section 7(2), apparently not to be codified in the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) or elsewhere, is this provision:

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