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Digest for Week of May 4th, 2016

Environmental Law Case Summaries and Blog Posts

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Public Could Have Right to Access Martin's Beach, Court Rules

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
April 28, 2016

The public could be getting access to Martin's Beach again, after a ruling by the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco yesterday. Surfers, picnickers, and beach goers had accessed Martin's Beach in Half Moon Bay for decades,...
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Environmental Law Case Summaries

Navajo Nation v. US Dep't of the Interior

April 6, 2016
Administrative Law, Indian Law, Environmental Law
(United States Ninth Circuit) - In an Indian law action, challenging the National Parks Service's inventory of human remains and funerary objects previously removed from the Navajo Reservation, the district court's dismissal is reversed where the Park Service's decision to inventory the items was a final agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act and established jurisdiction.
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In re N.Y.C. C.L.A.S.H.

March 31, 2016
Environmental Law
(Court of Appeals of New York) - In a health action challenging the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPHRP)'s regulation prohibiting smoking in certain outdoor locations, the Appellate Division's order is affirmed where the OPRHP acted within the confines of legislation in enacting the regulation at issue.
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In re Sand and Stone Corp.

March 31, 2016
Environmental Law, Property Law & Real Estate
(Court of Appeals of New York) - In an environmental action, challenging a Town Board's positive declaration under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and requiring a draft environmental impact statement, the trial court's dismissal of the petition is affirmed where the positive declaration is not justiciable and the case not ripe for judicial review.
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