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Storm Sewers and Impervious Cover in Maryland: A Further Update

USA - June 7 2022 The Maryland Department of the Environment has for many years sought to meet its obligations under the Clean Water Act and the Chesapeake Bay Total…

Update: Property damage claims even after cleanup under Massachusetts general laws chap. 21E

USA - March 18 2022 In 2018 I commented on this blog about an opinion of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concerning a claim by the developer of a condominium…

Penalties Under CERCLA for Denying EPA Access to Test

USA - January 4 2022 When your neighbor’s property is contaminated, the environmental regulators may want access to your property to investigate whether the contamination…

New York State environmental regulator issues draft plan to achieve GHG emissions-reduction goals

USA - December 29 2021 On Dec. 20, 2021, the New York State Climate Action Council (Council) voted unanimously to approve the most recent draft of the scoping plan, a…

The Value of a Right to Flood by an Additional 5.5 Feet

USA - November 22 2021 Last week, an intermediate appellate court in Pennsylvania held that a jury properly awarded no compensation for a right to flood a lakefront…

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court allows enforcement to require removal of unauthorized wetlands fill for three years after each new property transfer

USA - August 31 2021 On August 31, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the highest court in the Commonwealth) decided that the local conservation commission (and…

Storm Sewers and Impervious Cover in Maryland: An Update

USA - May 10 2021 The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has been trying for some time to require counties that operate municipal separate storm sewers…

NEPA and State Law Condemnation in Pennsylvania

USA - April 26 2021 Last week, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an unreported opinion in an eminent domain case of potential interest in anticipation of an…

The Biden Earth Day Climate Announcement: Not Just Clean Air Act Regulation

USA - April 23 2021 On April 22 - Earth Day - President Biden announced that the United States would commit to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to 50% of the…

TRANSITION THOUGHTS: How Will President Biden’s Elevation of Environmental Justice Within the EPA Affect Your Permitted Facility or Redevelopment Project?

USA - February 3 2021 The Biden administration continues to make many major environmental policy actions aimed at climate change, enforcement, and several other issues. GT…