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Court Strikes Down Use of Municipal Harbor Plans for Tidelands Licensing

USA - July 15 2022 In a recent decision in Armstrong v. Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (July 12, 2022), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC)…

Leigh A. Gilligan

SEC’s Increased Scrutiny of Climate Risk and ESG Disclosures Likely to Lead to Agency Rulemaking

USA - January 31 2022 In fulfilling disclosure obligations under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, public companies are required to…

Howard E. Berkenblit, Jeffrey M. Karp

Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit

USA - July 16 2021 In a bid to rehabilitate the Brownfields Tax Credit ("BTC") application and approval process, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue ("DOR") has…

David J. Nagle, Eric J. Rietveld

Supreme Court Sets Test for Assessing NPDES Permit Requirement for Indirect Discharges of Pollutants Through Groundwater to Navigable Waters

USA - April 30 2020 In a busy week for environmental decisions, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on April 23, 2020 on its second major case,[1] County of…

Jeffrey M. Karp

Massachusetts Governor Files Bill and Issues Executive Order to Ease Permitting Process During COVID-19

USA - March 27 2020 Massachusetts continues to expand its response to the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19"), by taking additional steps to ease the burden on the…