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DOJ Announces Another Nail in Supplemental Environmental Projects’ Coffin

USA - September 3 2019 The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) will no longer use Supplemental Environmental Projects (“SEPs”) in settlements with states and municipalities as a…

Conrad Bolston, Ronald J. Tenpas.

Environmental Enforcement Update

USA - June 2 2019 This program discussed new developments in environmental enforcement, including the increase in statutory penalties under the various environmental…

Supreme Court To Review Expansive Interpretation of the Clean Water Act

USA - March 6 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review the scope of the federal Clean Water Act (“CWA”), which prohibits the discharge of pollutants into…

Jennifer S. Freel.

Fifth Circuit Opinion Confirms Federal Courts Closed for Cleanup Claims Against the State of Texas; State Courts Still an Option?

USA - August 24 2018 In a recent opinion, United States Oil Recovery Site Potentially Responsible Parties Group (“USOR Site PRP Group”) v. Railroad Commission of Texas, No…

EPA Memorandum Expands Headquarters Role in Enforcement Referrals to DOJ

USA - June 14 2018 Earlier in the year we posted blogs discussing policy changes at EPA and DOJ that signaled changes in federal enforcement and a rethinking of the use…