Earth Matters - October 2012

In This Issue:

- Updated Siting Process for Power Plants in New York

- Sustainability in Leasing Series – Part I: The Green Rider

- Sustainability in Leasing Series – Part II: The Green Lease Policy Statement & Practical Solutions to Implementing Green Goals

- Save the Pine Bush Revisited: Appellate Court Provides a Common Sense Limitation

- New Legislation Should Promote Cell Tower Improvements

- Phillips Lytle Succeeds in Overturning a Zoning Denial for a Client

- Spotlight

- Excerpt from Updated Siting Process for Power Plants in New York:

New York has once again changed the regulatory landscape for major electric generating facilities, with a goal of streamlining review and ensuring the availability of reliable energy sources. Article X of the Public Service Law, which had expired eight years earlier, was reauthorized and amended on August 4, 2011. The revised Article X continues to be a one-stop licensing process for the siting of new power plants, by consolidating power plant licensing under the Public Service Commission and exempting such plants from State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requirements and most local laws...

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Published In: General Business Updates, Energy & Utilities Updates, Environmental Updates, Commercial Real Estate Updates, Zoning, Planning & Land Use Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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