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California Launches Updated Environmental Justice Screening Tool

USA - February 25 2021 As we have explained, environmental justice will be a central focus of the Biden-Harris administration. A recent Executive Order declares federal…

Advocacy Groups and Plaintiffs’ Experts Launch Two Challenges to EPA’s Asbestos Risk Evaluation - Are EPA Settlements Possible?

USA - February 24 2021 On January 26, 2021, a coalition of advocacy groups and prominent asbestos plaintiffs’ experts launched two challenges to “Part 1” of the asbestos…

A Preview of ESG Regulation under the Biden Administration

USA - February 16 2021 As the Biden Administration settles in and begins to appoint its designees to key executive and administrative agencies, a series of policy…

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Landmark Climate Legislation…Again

USA - February 2 2021 On January 28, 2021, and for the second time in a month, the Massachusetts Legislature passed historic legislation designed to holistically address…

Presidential Memorandum Directs Evolution in Regulatory Review

USA - January 29 2021 Among the flurry of executive actions signed by President Biden last week on inauguration day was a Presidential Memorandum aiming to revise the…

TCEQ Receives NPDES Program Authorization for Oil and Gas Discharges

USA - January 28 2021 On January 15, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”) received approval to implement the National Pollutant Discharge…

Resurrecting Federal “Backstop Siting” Authority for Interstate Transmission

USA - January 27 2021 Recently certain policy advocates have suggested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) should attempt to revitalize the Federal Power…

Tips For Minimizing Liability When Responding to a COVID-19 Incident

USA - January 21 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic remains a health crisis in the United States and presents many unique challenges for employers. Many employers have already…

New Memo Doubles Down and Bolsters Justice Department Positions on Limiting Supplemental Environmental Projects

USA - January 20 2021 A January 12, 2021 US Department of Justice (DOJ) memorandum extends and provides additional legal analysis to support the Government’s increasing…

Supreme Court grants Certiorari in Guam CERCLA Case

USA - January 19 2021 Earlier this month, the Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in Guam v. United States (No. 20-382), a case involving liability under the…