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Barnes & Thornburg
When a company or other potentially responsible party (PRP) takes on a hazardous waste cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Both republican and democratic senators from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have met to discuss potential paths forward for a multi-year reauthorization of the Brownfield Program.
Foley Hoag LLP
What are the politics of climate change? A new poll done by Stanford University and Resources for the Future suggests that the public may be more ready to regulate carbon carbon taxthan has previously been thought.
Foley Hoag LLP
After Sackett, the question on everyone’s mind was "How far does it go?" The first test of that question was the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals – not known as a bastion of liberalism – in Belle Company v. Corps of Engineers, holding that a Corps jurisdictional determination is not final agency action subject to judicial review.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Guidance recently issued by the U.S. EPA details the Obama administration’s national strategy for encouraging municipalities to utilize existing and new green infrastructure to help alleviate climate change.
Foley Hoag LLP
For your humble blogger, Executive Order 562, recently issued by Governor Baker, is the gift that keeps on giving.
Fox Rothschild LLP
When private parties litigate environmental remediation claims, must a plaintiff file suit within a certain time?
Barnes & Thornburg
Settling federal environmental enforcement actions is one of the most important environmental legal challenges faced by regulated entities, be they multi-national corporations, small family businesses...
Foley Hoag LLP
Earlier this week, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing the District Court, found that EPA has no obligation to make a so-called "necessity determination", so long as...
Foley Hoag LLP
Last Friday, I posted about Governor Baker's Executive Order 562, which requires cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis – and more – before state agencies can promulgate regulations.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Effective immediately, a new EPA rule (RIN 2060-AR47) updates the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for off-site waste and recovery operations.
Foley Hoag LLP
One particularly complex issue arises in a private cost recovery action where some but not all the PRPs have settled with the private party.
Foley Hoag LLP
I have never agreed with those in the environmental community who are opposed to cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis.
McCarter & English
Following principles of strict statutory construction and refusing to "unsettle a decades-long understanding in this State,"...
Holland & Knight
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued a significant decision in Maryland Department of the Environment, et al. v. Anacostia Riverkeeper, et al., holding that the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment to Montgomery County, Md., violated the Federal Clean Water Act and state of Maryland law.
The McLane Law Firm
Those who have tried to keep up with the development of environmental law into the second decade of the 21st century will not be surprised, as others may be, by the attention now focused on reuse of soil.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, District Judge Ralph Beistline allowed the summary judgment motion filed by the United States Forest Service, and dismissed citizen claims challenging the Forest Service decision...
BakerHostetler
Last week the Southern District of Ohio held that air emissions from DuPont’s Teflon production operations at its Washington Works Facility in West Virginia constituted disposal of solid waste under RCRA.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 19, 2015, the White House issued an executive order directing federal agencies to reduce their direct greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent from 2008 levels by 2025.
Proskauer Rose LLP
There will be a new and expedited liability-release-only cleanup program (known as the BCP-EZ program) for sites willing to forego tax credits.
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Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Many companies rely on indemnification and additional insured provisions in their contracts for protection against losses arising from a contractual relationship.
Holland & Knight
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued a significant decision in Maryland Department of the Environment, et al. v. Anacostia Riverkeeper, et al., holding that the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment to Montgomery County, Md., violated the Federal Clean Water Act and state of Maryland law.
McGuireWoods LLP
A release of ammonia poses grave risks to company employees and potentially to neighbors and communities.
Venable LLP
SASB (the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) wishes to bring sustainability considerations in SEC-required disclosures to a whole new level.
Blank Rome LLP
This ruling is consistent with a seeming trend toward limiting arranger liability since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in 2009 in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. United States, 556 U.S. 599 (2009).
BakerHostetler
Last week the Southern District of Ohio held that air emissions from DuPont’s Teflon production operations at its Washington Works Facility in West Virginia constituted disposal of solid waste under RCRA.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In Griepenburg v. Township of Ocean, 220 N.J. 239 (2015), the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a down-zoning to one home per 20 acres in the Township of Ocean, Ocean County.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Lately, I have been asked a lot of questions about the Clean Water Act ("CWA").
Dentons (US)
The legislative proposals come on the heels of a California Court of Appeal decision upholding the offset component of the State's GHG cap-and-trade program.
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