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EPA Extends Comment Period on Significant Proposed Rule Under the Clean Water Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that it has extended the comment period on a proposed rule that has the potential to significantly expand the authority of the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of...more

10/20/2014 - Clean Water Act EPA Federal Jurisdiction Public Comment Rulemaking Process US Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the United States

United States Supreme Court Holds that CERCLA Allows State Statutes of Repose to Limit Plaintiffs’ Injury Claims

This week, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling of interest to any Potentially Responsible Party regarding the effect of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) on state...more

6/17/2014 - CERCLA CTS v Waldburger Environmental Liability Environmental Policies Preemption SCOTUS Statute of Limitations Statute of Repose Stern v Marshall

Big Changes to Federal Jurisdiction over Waters of the U.S. through the Clean Water Act

On March 25, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) announced the release of their proposed rule redefining what waters fall under federal jurisdiction under the...more

5/21/2014 - Clean Water Act EPA Federal Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Mining Oil & Gas Pipelines Real Estate Development Waters of the United States

Recent Ruling Confirms That Cost of Compliance with a PRP Letter Is Insured Under CGL Policies

In a recent ruling of interest to any company named as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) at a Superfund site anywhere in the country, the Alabama Supreme Court has followed the majority of state courts and held that a...more

2/8/2013 - CERCLA Commercial General Liability Policies Contaminated Properties Duty to Defend Environmental Remediation Costs EPA PRP Letter Superfund

In Alabama, Cost of Complying with a PRP letter Now Insured Under CGL Policies

In a recent ruling of interest to any company named as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) at a Superfund site, the Alabama Supreme Court has held that a PRP letter constitutes a “suit” under a comprehensive general...more

1/16/2013 - CERCLA Contaminated Properties Duty to Defend EPA Liability Insurance Notice Requirements PRP Letter Superfund

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