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- Massachusetts Environmental Fine Demonstrates Need to Adhere to Permit Requirements
A Salisbury, Massachusetts marina recently incurred a $14,380 penalty for its failure to adhere to the terms of an Activity and Use Limitation (AUL) attached to the property after the previous owner discovered a spill.
- Proposal to Add Vineland NJ to Superfund List of Hazardous Waste Sites
The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed that the former Kil-Tone Company factory site in Vineland, New Jersey be added to the United States’ list of “most hazardous waste sites.”
- New Vapor Intrusion Guidelines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released two official guideline manuals on vapor intrusion emissions.
- Most Polluted Cities in America
Roughly four in ten Americans are at risk of suffering health effects due to poor air quality, according to the American Lung Association’s recently released State of the Air 2015 report.
- Remediation of PCE Contaminated Dry Cleaning Sites
Dry cleaners have been using a chlorinated solvent called perchloroethylene (PCE), also known as tetrachloroethylene, since 1934.
- The EPA's Coal Ash Regulation and Proposed Litigation
New coal ash regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December, 2014 classify coal ash as solid waste, rather than hazardous waste. [“Docket No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640”].
- If You See Your Company Polluting, Who Do You Call?
It is a sad fact, but every day thousands of companies around the world violate laws designed to protect the environment in order to cut costs and increase profits. If you suspect your company is doing so, or if you have witnessed the pollution yourself, you may be wondering what you can do to prevent it and whether there are any laws in place to protect you from the company's wrath after you do so.
- Environmental Claims Law
Environmental claims law is highly specialized and if a person is seeking to build a case and potentially seek damages for issues, a qualified and experienced attorney in the field of environmental claims law is a must.
- Untested Nature of Carbon Capture May Present Loophole for Coal and Electric Industry
The Obama administration has been cracking down on environmental regulations, particularly with regard to global warming. Faced with this increased pressure, the coal and electric industries are applying a new legal strategy they believe will allow them to take advantage of a loophole and prevent most EPA enforcement measures.
- Failing to Disclose Environmental Defects in Property Sales
Have you purchased a piece of land only to discover after the sale that there was pollution on the property? Are you thinking of selling a house and wondering how much you need to disclose? Understanding the laws related to environmental disclosures can mean the difference between a costly lawsuit and a smooth transaction.