This article will discuss the Lloyd Moratorium as it exists today. Section two of this article discusses the geological framework, hydrogeology, pumpage, and saltwater intrusion of the Long Island Aquifer System. Section three discusses the history, development, and agency interpretation of the moratorium. Section four analyzes the likelihood of a community being granted a permit to drill a new well and explores the possibility of a particular community on Long Island with a contaminated aquifer obtaining a permit to drill into the Lloyd Aquifer. Section five concludes by proposing that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation should promulgate regulations that provide a clear interpretation of the moratorium’s conditions.
Recommended CitationKrista M. Tenney, Denial of Access to the Lloyd Aquifer: The Impossibility of Overcoming the Lloyd Moratorium, 30 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 1222 (2013)
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