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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Pressure from institutional investors such as BlackRock vanguard and State Street and environmental groups, employees, customers, and other corporate stakeholders has contributed to an increased focus and urgency on environmental, ...
Lenders need to consider the scope and extent of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment ("Phase I ESA") they routinely utilize in connection with the acquisition and financing of real estate projects...
In mid-March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule approving ASTM International (ASTM) Standard E1527-21...
Kudos to David Abel of the Boston Globe for a thorough and balanced report on the dire state of the coastal waters of Cape Cod and what might be done to improve it.
ICYMI. . . the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's or Agency's) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) office is moving into evaluating whether there is unreasonable risk at...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
He added that the costs are difficult to estimate and could be well higher than the SEC believes.
Inside EPA reports that EPA has been looking at "techniques and procedures" to apply CERCLA, also known as the Superfund statute, differently to "folks who are not responsible for causing"...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Recent rulings in the United States and overseas, coupled with the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) recently proposed disclosure rules covering climate-risk disclosures,...
Duane Morris LLP
On May 5, 2022, Attorney General Merrick Garland made three significant announcements regarding the Department of Justice's (DOJ) approach to so-called environmental justice enforcement.
Arnold & Porter
Regulation of wetlands is one of the most significant ways that the government controls land use. While federal jurisdiction over wetlands is buffeted by the political and judicial winds...
A non-profit research group, First Street Foundation, recently released data that calculates the wildfire risk for each property in the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
On May 11, 2022, the Biden administration1 issued its Permitting Action Plan (Action Plan) to "ensure the timely and sound delivery of much-needed upgrades to America's infrastructure"...
Proskauer Rose LLP
After a more than 26 year hiatus, on July 1, 2022, the Superfund chemical excise tax (the "Superfund Chemical Tax") will again become effective.
On May 11, 2022, the US Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") announced that it had joined the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System ("NGFS").1 The FHFA is the latest US regulator...
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan recently announced a series of significant actions to advance environmental justice.
Law 360 reports that Brenda Mallory, the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, was in the Senate yesterday telling members of the Committee on Environment and Public Works...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
On Thursday, May 19th, the International Advertising Association will be hosing a fireside chat with Raelene Martin, the Head of Sustainability of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
It is hardly news that ESG investing is a significant aspect of the asset management industry. According to Barron's, $400 billion was invested in U.S. mutual funds and assets that have an ESG orientation in 2021.
On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published its much-anticipated draft corporate sustainability and due diligence directive (the Draft Directive).