Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald

Phillips Lytle LLP

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Restructuring New York State's Utilities

New York State’s electric industry may undergo a drastic transformation. Recently, the New York State Public Service Commission (“Commission”) issued its Reforming the Energy Vision, NYS Department of Public Service Staff...more

5/12/2014 - Electricity Utilities Sector

Asbestos/Vermiculite Guidance

The New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) released a new guidance document to clarify questions and concerns about asbestos in vermiculate-containing materials (July 9, 2013 Guidance Letter”). Previously, the DOH...more

7/19/2013 - Asbestos Environmental Claims State Health Plans Toxic Exposure

Proposed Energy Bill Approximately $4 Billion Less Than President's Request

Recently, the House Appropriations Committee released its fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (“Energy Bill”)....more

7/2/2013 - Budget Cuts Energy Energy Policy Federal Budget Oil & Gas Proposed Legislation Renewable Energy

Earth Matters - April 2013: Cancelling EPA’s Self Audit Policy Program?

Last Spring, the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) released its Fiscal Year 2013 National Program Manager Guidance (“FY 2013 Guidance”), which sets forth, among other things, the methods that the United...more

4/29/2013 - Audits Enforcement EPA

Earth Matters - April 2013

In This Issue: - Making Solar Power More Affordable for New Yorkers - Fracking Moratorium Leads to Termination of Oil and Gas Leases - New Water Withdrawl Permit Requirements - Update on Federal Trade...more

4/19/2013 - Audits Compliance Environmental Policies EPA Fracking Bans Green Energy Oil & Gas Solar Energy Water

DEC Commissioner Suggests SGEIS May Be Delayed...Again

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) Commissioner, Joseph Martens, spoke to legislators about his agency’s 2013-2014 budget on Monday. During the sometimes-feisty hearing, legislators peppered...more

2/11/2013 - Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Impact Report Fracking SGEIS

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