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Climate Change Litigation: Oregon Rejects Expansion of Public Trust Doctrine

USA - October 27 2020 On October 22, 2020, the Oregon Supreme Court rejected claims by youth climate activists seeking to expand the state's public trust doctrine to…

William J. Enoch, David C. Weber, Eric L. Christensen.

Oregon Releases Updated Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance

USA - October 13 2020 On September 29, 2020, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released updated guidance on Conducting Ecological Risk Assessments to…

Olivia D. Parish.

Washington Launches Expedited Voluntary Cleanup Program

USA - July 14 2020 Washington's Department of Ecology (Ecology) is now accepting applications for its new Expedited Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) under the Model…

William J. Enoch, Tracy Y. Williams.

Oregon Supreme Court Applies Landfill Closure Requirements Broadly in Kinzua Resources, LLC v. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

USA - July 14 2020 In a case involving a dispute over landfill closure requirements, the Oregon Supreme Court concluded last week that the owners of Kinzua Resources…

Lucy K. Infeld, Rachel K. Roberts.

Supreme Court Rules that Landowners at a CERCLA Site Cannot Require Additional Cleanup under State Law without Advance EPA Approval

USA - April 21 2020 Private landowners at a federal Superfund site cannot use state law claims to require additional remediation without advance EPA approval…

Lindsey K. Selba, Pamela D. Marks, Steven M. Jawetz.