The New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, known around the New York legal community as SEQRA, triggers any time a public action may have an adverse impact on the environment. The determinations of this process, intertwined with public actions such as, site plan approvals, variance requests, or any other land use or public action, are often challenged by those parties who are unsatisfied with the result. This article discusses the extensive case history regarding when SEQRA actions are ripe for legal challenge.
John R. Nolon & Jessica A. Bacher, SEQRA Challenges: Court Creates New Rule on Statute of Limitations, N.Y. L.J., Feb. 18, 2004, at 5, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/692/.