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When performing environmental remediation services, expect the unexpected
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2011

Following the recent tragedy at the Fukushima nuclear site, recent estimates predict that environmental clean-up efforts may last decades and cost the Japanese government tens of billions of dollars

GSA issues recommendations for reducing contractor emissions
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

Continuing the Obama Administration's emphasis on increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued on July 8, 2010, its Recommendations for Vendor and Contractor Emissions regarding the feasibility of using reporting requirements and procurement preferences to reduce federal greenhouse gas emissions

Avoiding debarment does not mean “all clear”
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2008

In a recent case, OSG Product Tankers v. United States, 82 Fed. Cl. 570 (2008), the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) upheld a contracting officer's decision that a fifth generation (i.e., five levels removed from parent company) subsidiary was not a responsible contractor because of integrity and business ethics concerns caused by the parent company's environmental violations