New York Court of Appeals: Judges Broaden View on Standing to Challenge Under SEQRA

The New York Law Journal – Free Breaking News: Judges Broaden View on Standing to Challenge Under SEQRA

In a case closely watched by environmental groups and government regulators, the Court held that those who live in or adjacent to environmentally sensitive areas are not the only people who can challenge a project’s effects under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

But the judges cautioned in their ruling in Matter of Save the Pine Bush Inc. v. Common Council of the City of Albany, 134, that standing in environmental cases for interested parties is not automatic and that more than “perfunctory allegations of harm” are required.

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