Gary A. Abraham, Esq.
Private public interest environmental/land use law/SEQRA
updated 6/2/2016
Workshop on NYSDEC proposed changes to Part 360 solid waste regulations

Chemung County Landfill Expansion Proposal

CWM Chemical Svcs. (Niagara County)

CAFO information links

residents living near a CAFO or other noxious facility can grieve their taxes to reflect diminution in value

The Farmersville landfill controversy in Cattaraugus County

Local laws allowing a wind farm in New York must undergo full environmental impact review

Industrial Wind Power Plants: Public Participation and Legal Requirements (an outline)

PPM Horse Creek Wind Farm in Clayton & Orleans NY

E.On Netz in Hartsville

Everpower Renewables in the Town of Allegany

Invenergy in the  Town of Orangeville

Horizon in Machias, Yorkshire and Ashford

Noble Environmental in Centerville

BP (formerly Acciona) in Cape Vincent

Town of Canadice local wind law


more on industrial wind energy policy:

wind energy law & policy (three-part article)

the true cost of industrial wind (3-6-09)

wind energy law & policy--an interview (WLEA, Steuben Co.)

slide presentation (5-16-09) (5.3 mb)

PSC's final Article 10 regulations

The disconnect between Big Environmentalism and the science of wind energy
"The current rush for large scale onshore wind developments, connected by a hugely centralised grid system shows a poverty of imagination and thinking rooted in the early 20th Century. If attention continues to be focused on increasing renewable energy targets, without any requirement to demonstrate what each development will achieve in greenhouse gas emissions reductions (including all aspects of the generation and transmission), we face a possible worst case scenario, where we achieve renewable energy targets through inappropriate developments and at great cost to important environments - only to discover that our greenhouse gas emissions are up, along with our energy consumption, and our energy supply is not secure." --John Muir Trust