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    Environmental review faces important changes

    Sunday, June 4th, 2017

    More than 40 years have passed since New York implemented the State Environmental Quality Review Act, commonly known as SEQRA. The state Legislature enacted this sweeping law in 1975 to “establish a process to systematically consider environmental factors early in the planning stages of actions that are directly undertaken, funded or approved by local, regional and state agencies.” The state Department of Environmental Conservation then promulgated regulations for the law. (more…)