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Young/Sommer has been ranked for nineteen 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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New York Green Lights Construction Start on 1,250 MW Renewable Transmission Line from Quebec to New York City

The New York State Department of Public Service issued a Notice to Proceed to Construction this week, allowing work to... READ MORE

ORES Issues First Conditional Notice to Proceed With Site Preparation

On February 10, 2023, the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) issued the first Conditional Notice to... READ MORE

Jim Muscato Presents on Battery Storage Permitting and Siting Issues

The Nassau County Bar Association hosted a panel discussion entitled “Meeting the Challenges of Battery Storage for the Renewable Energy... READ MORE

Northern Long-Eared Bat Now Endangered Species

On Wednesday on November 30, 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a final rule to reclassify the... READ MORE