NYDEC powers to regulate cleanups

New York’s highest court recently upheld New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (“NYDEC”) regulations regarding cleanups at contaminated sites.  In New York State Superfund Coalition Inc. v. New York State DEC, No. 189 (12/15/11), the New York State Superfund Coalition, a group of companies that own contaminated sites in New York, challenged NYDEC’s regulations