NYC Can't Reopen Solid Waste Plant At Brooklyn Park

Law360, Los Angeles (January 7, 2014, 7:01 PM EST) -- A New York state judge has blocked New York City from reopening a dormant solid-waste management facility in Brooklyn that allegedly doesn't allow public access, ruling that it violates the public trust doctrine, according to a filing made public Tuesday.

Granting summary judgment to the plaintiffs, Judge Bernard J. Graham said in a Dec. 20 ruling that city officials can't reopen the facility unless they get approval from state legislators to use the parkland for a nonpark purpose.

In the long-running dispute, New York/New Jersey Baykeeper...
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