Barone Law Office News

Tooher & Barone, LLP Welcomes Richard Webster as Senior Staff Attorney

Tooher & Barone, LLP is pleased to announce Richard Webster as a new addition to the firm. In his new role as Senior Staff Attorney, Richard will primarily focus on the firm’s environmental litigation matters. Richard is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in state and federal courts. He has a proven track record of…
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Rise of Ghosts: The Fight to Save the East’s Coastal Forests

Along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast, sea level rise is accelerating the rate by which forests are vanishing – leaving remnant blocks of trees called “ghost forests.” The Delmarva Peninsula is ground-zero for this environmental threat, resulting in the disappearance of its tidal marsh habitat and coastal forests. In 2022, the visibly altered landscape of…
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Staying Connected in the Northeast

As a partner in a New York law firm, it is easy to focus on local and state issues that are likely to impact our clients. However, appreciating that environmental issues are not constrained by state boundaries, this article looks at the work of land trusts and other nonprofits throughout the Northeast to address land…
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FERC Decision provides a path for the Constitution Pipeline

On August 28, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an Order on Voluntary Remand regarding the proposed Constitution Pipeline, putting the pipeline project back on track. Specifically, FERC determined that New York waived its right to grant or deny a water quality certification, relieving the pipeline of this obligation and nullifying New York’s…
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EPA Proposes changes to “Waters of the United States”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on December 11, 2018, its anticipated proposed change to the definition of “Waters of the United States.” The “Waters of the United States” is a regulatory definition establishing the scope of the Federal Government’s rule making authority under the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act was passed…
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Welcome to our NEW website!

Welcome to the new Tooher & Barone, LLP website. We are excited to introduce you to the firm and how we can help you. While the website is new, Tooher & Barone is not. Established in 2011 by Meave Tooher and John Barone, Tooher & Barone has dedicated itself to helping individuals, businesses, and not…
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