In her State Environmental Regulation column, Farrell Fritz partner Charlotte A. Biblow writes: Recently, the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council advocated a striking change to a longstanding rule, suggesting that the state "assert itself" as lead agency for the environmental review of proposed "regionally significant projects." There has been a great deal of reaction to this idea, including the introduction of legislation to maintain "local control" under SEQRA.
Is State Poised to Take SEQRA Decisions Away From Local Governments?
New York Law Journal
May 24, 2012
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