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Jeff Gracer Kick Starts Upcoming Climate Change Panels with ALI CLE Program

On February 6, 2020, SPR principal Jeff Gracer spoke at the annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Conference in Washington, DC co-chaired by SPR principals Daniel Riesel and Pamela Esterman. Jeff’s presentation focused on state and local climate change legislation, including New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and New York City’s Buildings Emissions Law…

Meg Holden

Meg’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, environmental review and permitting, environmental due diligence of development projects, and renewable energy development. Meg has experience with matters arising under a variety of federal and state environmental laws, and has represented clients in litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA),…

Alexis Saba

Alexis focuses her practice on environmental and land use law and litigation. Most recently, she has been working with clients to understand and comply with New York State and City climate and building decarbonization requirements such as NYC’s Local Law 97 of 2019, including green leasing, landlord/tenant negotiations, solar/storage development, penalty mitigation, and strategic planning….

New York Seeks to Procure Minimum of 2,000 MW in Third Offshore Wind Solicitation

On July 27, 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA’s) third competitive offshore wind solicitation seeking to procure ORECs (offshore wind renewable energy credits) for at least 2,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy—enough to power at least 1.5 million New York homes. New York currently has…

Building-Generated Greenhouse Gas Emissions Addressed in Multiple New York City Council Bills This Session

In pursuit of New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 (a goal known as “80×50”), the City Council is considering multiple bills this session that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from city buildings. Buildings—through their electricity use, heating, and cooling—account for at least two thirds of all greenhouse…

DEC Releases Flood Risk Management Guidance Affecting the Flood Hazard Area Applied to State Permit Applications

On June 20, 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) released two draft flood risk management guidance documents intended to advise New York state agencies on how to incorporate the consideration of future climate risks, including risks of sea-level rise, storm surge, and flooding, into existing regulatory processes. The non-binding guidance is…