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Environmental Regulatory Update – January 2015

DEC Governor Cuomo vetoes brownfield tax credit extension; State announces hydraulic fracturing ban; DEC proposes new Part 212 process operations regulation; Lower ozone NAAQS proposed … Read More

EBC Meeting on February 6, 2015

Please join us for our next meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club where the topic will be “NYS Licensure of Geologists Signed Into Law” with… Read More

Happy New Year! No EBC Meeting on January 2, 2015

See you in February!

Environmental Regulatory Update – December 2014

DEC reproposes LNG permitting regulations; EPA revises CSAPR implementation schedule … Read More

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In an ever-changing environmental regulatory landscape, Young/Sommer LLC helps ensure its clients successfully meet their day-to-day environmental compliance and permitting needs.

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Young/Sommer LLC is a recognized leader in environmental and energy law in New York. Our attorneys’ decades of experience in private practice and State government allow us to understand the challenges facing small businesses, municipalities, large corporations and individuals. Our knowledge and skill in environmental law puts us at the forefront of our field, ensuring that we deliver the best and most cost-effective advice.

Young/Sommer has been ranked for eleven consecutive years among the top ten New York State environmental law firms by Chambers USA, for the leading lawyers for businesses.  Dean Sommer and Kevin Young have been consistently listed as top New York State environmental lawyers in the Chambers review and Mr. Sommer is listed among the top four “Leading Individuals” in environmental law.

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Second Circuit Finds SPCA Employees Acted Under Color of State Law During Animal Cruelty Investigation; Grants Qualified Immunity to Defendants

By James A. Muscato II, Dean S. Sommer, Sue H.R. Adler – Attorneys at Young/Sommer, including Sue Adler as lead counsel, recently won an important decision in a federal appellate case that examined the scope of the… Read More


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James A. Muscato IIJames A. Muscato II

Jim Muscato is a partner and his practice focuses on environmental and energy law and litigation. Jim assists clients in environmental permitting, State Environmental Quality Review Act issues, alternative energy project development, pollution cleanup and litigation. … Read More