Cindy Monaco regularly works for industrial, commercial and energy clients on a broad range of environmental matters involving permitting, compliance, civil and administrative litigation, and general regulatory issues. Her more than fifteen years’ legal experience includes work for clients involved with oil and gas leasing and development, wind power development, cement manufacturing, pesticide application, traditional power generation, gas pipeline siting and regulation, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, mining operations, low-level radioactive waste management, and water regulation (water supplies and water withdrawals).
Cindy also has expertise in the application of a number of general environmental review statutes, including the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act and Coastal Management Program, as well as their federal counterparts. She likewise has experience in the application of a broad array of other state and federal environmental regulatory programs and frequently assists clients with their submissions to regulatory agencies in the permitting, compliance and enforcement contexts. In addition, Cindy has substantial expertise regarding application of New York State statutes governing oil and gas development, as well as oil and gas leasing issues.
Finally, Cindy has particular expertise in appellate advocacy. In this capacity, she has worked on a vast array of matters in the environmental arena, including novel statutory interpretation questions respecting New York’ s oil and gas law, as well as jurisdictional issues respecting in-state water withdrawals and suits arising under federal solid waste management statutes. She has also worked on a variety of other administrative and civil matters for her clients, including mineral lease interpretation issues, labor/prevailing wage issues, contract/lease preparation and enforcement, and arbitration issues.
Dormant Commerce Clause and Effective Waste Management: There Can Be Peaceful Coexistence. Syracuse University, College of Law (May 1994).
State Powers and Responsibilities Concerning the Flow of Waste. Presented at Waste Management ’92, Tuscon, AZ (March 1992) (co-author).
Cortland County’s Perspective on the NYS LLRW Siting Process. Presented at Waste Management ’92, Tuscon, AZ (March 1992) (co-author).
LLRW Storage Issues: Cortland County’s Perspective. Presented at U.S. Department of Energy Conference, Atlanta, GA (November 1991).
Distribution and Foraging Behavior of Northern Gannets in Relation to Downwelling-Favorable Winds in Eastern Newfoundland. M.S. Thesis (SUNY Stony Brook, 1990).
On the Category of Archimedean Vector Lattices with Strong Order Unit. M.A. Thesis (Wesleyan University, 1983).
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