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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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NYSERDA and DEC Kickoff Initial Stage of Pre-Proposal Outreach for Cap-and-Invest Program

One of the major recommendations of the Climate Action Council’s (“Council” or “CAC”) Scoping Plan for New York’s Climate Leadership... READ MORE

Office of Renewable Energy Issues Siting Permit for 94-Megawatt Solar Facility Under Section 94-c Renewable Energy Siting Process

On May 18, 2023, Governor Hochul announced that Moraine Solar Energy Center, LLC, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables North America,... READ MORE

Attorney General’s Office and Young/Sommer Successfully Defend New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and the Office of Renewable Energy Siting

On May 18, 2023, the Third Department upheld Albany County Supreme Court’s ruling dismissing an Article 78 action filed by... READ MORE

Y/S Connects Announcement

A new twist on everyone's favorite environmental club!