SEQRA and Infill

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Michael Lewyn

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Date Written: 2013


New York's State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) is designed to protect the environment by requiring government to consider the harmful environmental impacts of its actions. However, SEQRA itself may create environmental harm by discouraging infill development.

Note: Reprinted with permission from: Municipal Lawyer, Summer 2013, Vol. 27, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.

Keywords: SEQRA, infill, environmental, impact statement, review

Suggested Citation

Lewyn, Michael, SEQRA and Infill (2013). 27 Mun. Law. 16 (2013); Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 14-27. Available at SSRN:

Michael Lewyn (Contact Author)

Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

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