New York State Environmental Conservation Laws

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FindLaw codes may not reflect the latest version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please check the status of the code you are looking for with the state legislature or through Westlaw before relying on it for your legal purposes. When grassroots organizations in New Jersey successfully pushed the state to pass what many called the “holy grail” of environmental justice laws two years ago, they hoped the groundbreaking law would serve as a model for other states. “We hope New York and New Jersey pass this legislation and inspire other states to do the same,” Ullah said. This publication is available in a convenient softcover format. This book is a concise presentation of Chapter 43-B of the Consolidated Laws of New York. Environmental law touches on a wide range of human activities – for example, recreation, agriculture, land use, water rights, manufacturing, mining and real estate development. Environmental Conservation Law of New York offers lawyers and other professionals the opportunity to understand and ensure compliance with these complex laws in a comprehensive volume. A table of legislative amendments highlights new sections and changes to by-laws, and a comprehensive index allows quick and easy reference. New York law requires the state Department of Environmental Conservation to closely examine the cumulative pollution load a neighborhood would face before issuing permits for facilities in that community.

It`s not unique in itself — last month, the Biden administration reinstated part of the National Environmental Policy Act to require federal agencies to consider the cumulative impact of their actions, and several states have similar rules. “If you want to carry out a proposed project or action in these communities, you have to prove that it won`t make the existing damage worse,” said Anthony Rogers-Wright, director of environmental justice at Lawyers for the Public Interest in New York. But New York`s legislation goes even further by prohibiting the state agency from taking action or authorizing permits that could cause or contribute to a “disproportionate or unfair” pollution burden on communities that have a high percentage of minorities or low-income residents, are economically struggling, or already have high pollution levels. A version of the law, passed on April 27, was first introduced in the New York State legislature in the 1990s. For decades, it has been known that the government has allowed the construction of polluting facilities in communities of color and low-income communities because of racist zoning laws and their historical lack of political influence. “This issue of uneven location is one of the main issues the environmental justice movement started with,” said Sonal Jessel, director of policy at We Act for Environmental Justice. Yet the coalition of environmental justice groups, which has spent most of the year defending the law, needed a moment to celebrate. “Fermented beverages were drunk, but with the understanding that this is just the beginning,” Rogers-Wright said. The industry will no longer be able to build polluting facilities such as power plants, warehouses and landfills in communities that already have more than their fair share of pollution, according to a bill passed by the New York state legislature last week in April. Once the law is signed, New York will join New Jersey, which passed a similar law in 2020, as two states with the most ambitious environmental protection in the country. Full and complete presentation of Chapter 43-B of the NYS Consolidated Statutes.

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garbage transfer stations, warehouses and major highways. The legislation means “we will see an end to the viciously racist practice of installing polluting facilities in communities like ours,” Ullah said.