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Endangered species

Riverhead wins decade-old lawsuit challenging new endangered species regulations adopted by DEC without public hearing

by Mar 1, 2022
A State Supreme Court judge in Albany County has sided with the Town of Riverhead in a decade-old lawsuit challenging regulations adopted by the State DEC in 2010 to protect endangered species. The court ruled on Feb. 18 the new regulations are null and void because the Department of Environmental Conservation failed to hold a public hearing prior to adopting them.