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Do I Have to Think About Environmental Compliance?

Electric utilities, pulp and paper mills, and manufacturers of all types are subject to a wide range of environmental requirements. Other businesses—like retail facilities, warehouses, and property management companies—are...more

1/30/2014 - Batteries Chemicals Clean Air Act Compliance Environmental Liability Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazardous Substances Labeling OSHA RCRA

What to Expect From EPA in 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to spend more time and effort on promulgating new regulations than pursuing enforcement during 2014. The agency has acknowledged that budget cuts will affect the number of...more

1/7/2014 - Carbon Emissions Clean Water Act Compliance Enforcement Actions Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazardous Substances Waste

Time-Barred Claim? Fourth Circuit Invalidates State Statute of Repose in Contamination Cases

On July 10, 2013, a divided panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERLCA or Superfund), the federal law redressing disposal of...more

7/19/2013 - CERCLA Contaminated Properties Contamination EPA Hazardous Substances Statute of Repose

EPA Releases 2012 Enforcement Results

Under the headline “EPA Enforcement in 2012 Protects Communities from Harmful Pollution,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 17, 2012, released its annual report of enforcement activities for the 2012...more

1/16/2013 - Enforcement Environmental Crimes EPA Hazardous Substances Penalties

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