Is State Poised to Take SEQRA Decisions Away From Local Governments?

, New York Law Journal


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.

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