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State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: NY, NJ Take Different Paths To Sandy Recovery
Posted on 1 Apr 2013 by State Net

NY, NJ TAKE DIFFERENT PATHS TO SANDY RECOVERY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) are taking vastly different approaches to residents seeking to rebuild their coastal homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Christie wants... Read More

New York Lawyer Wins Green Nobel Prize
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James and Dianne Saxe. Helen Slottje, a lawyer in Ithaca, New York, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work “helping towns across New York defend themselves from oil and gas companies by passing local bans... Read More

New York’s Highest Court Hears Oral Arguments on Local Zoning Bans
Posted on 17 Jun 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael C. Murphy . On June 3rd, the New York Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the authority of a municipality to ban certain oil and gas activities within its jurisdiction. The Court is reviewing two lower court... Read More

A Tree Growing Over a Property Line Belongs to Both Neighbors, According to Our Neighbors Up North
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

A court in Toronto, citing the Ontario Forestry Act, has ruled that a large tree that extended over the boundary between two parcels is not the sole property of the owner where the tree has its roots. This ruling prevents one owner from arbitrarily and... Read More