This comment focuses on the increasingly difficult process of analyzing cumulative environmental impacts of a proposed project under New York's State Environmental Quality Review Act. Most approving agencies and developers are now seeking answers from the courts to the perplexing question of exactly when is this type of impact analysis needed? Finally, the courts are answering some of their questions, but many more remain. The author, using both New York Department of Environmental Conservation administrative hearing records and New York court cases, examines the current trends in this fast developing area of environmental impact review. The comment concludes with a call on the legislature and the courts to act promptly in alleviating the remaining ambiguities in this ever more important aspect of environmental impact review.
Recommended CitationScott A. Thornton, Cumulative Impacts in Environmental Review: The New York Standpoint, 9 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 253 (1991)
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