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New York Environmental Legal Research Guide: New York City

A legal resource guide for information relating to New York State and New York City environmental law including primary and secondary source materials, quick links, and database resources.

Conducting environmental law research in New York City (NYC) is very similar to such research in New York State. However, there are some different sources of information at this level of government.

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for protecting public health and the environment through the provision of clean drinking water, collection and treatment of wastewater, reduction of air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution.