Scott M. Press, an associate in the firm’s Environmental Law and Toxic Tort practice groups, wrote an article for Law360 discussing the ongoing development of renewable energy sources in New Jersey and New York.
In “NY, NJ Offshore Wind Bids Buoy State-Level Renewables Push,” Scott talks about each state’s offshore wind development efforts, including New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 92 and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal. Scott also talks about what it all means for industry stakeholders.
“There has been recent activity in both states to make these projects a reality. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued Executive Order No. 92 on Nov. 19, which more than doubles the New Jersey’s offshore wind goal to 7,500 megawatts by 2035. Meanwhile, on Oct. 23, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, announced it had finalized contracts for the procurement of offshore wind projects as part of the first phase of the state’s program, whose ultimate goal is to procure 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035.”
“NY, NJ Offshore Wind Bids Buoy State-Level Renewables Push,” Law360, December 13, 2019
Scott M. Press focuses his practice on complex litigation involving environmental law and land use, representing clients in environmental litigation claims, regulatory and compliance counseling, and enforcement. Scott provides clients with an in-depth knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act, and others. He routinely handles complex environmental litigation matters, as well as regulatory enforcement and compliance matters including hazardous waste, site remediation and federal and state cost recovery and contribution claims.