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Overview of EPA, Region 2 Biennial Conference at Columbia University on May 21, 2010

By John Nevius, Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. The following is a summary overview of parts of the U.S. EPA, Region 2 Biennial Conference at Columbia University which was held on Friday, May 21, 2010: Marcellous Shale: property values in the southern third of NY state underlain by the...

A Conversation with Nancy Stoner, Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA Office of Water

Nancy Stoner clearly brings enthusiasm and energy to her new position as Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. EPA Office of Water. Her excitement is palpable as she describes her commitment to clean water and a healthy environment and the great things that she hopes to accomplish during her tenure with...

Ninth Circuit rules that owners of storm water systems (e.g., cities, counties, districts) are liable for discharges of polluted stormwater into rivers and ocean

It is well known that stormwater gathers a variety of pollutants as it flows across the landscape and even through stormwater drainage systems. See, for example, http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6 and http://www.epa.gov/owow_keep/NPS/index.html . In NRDC v. County of Los Angeles, Ninth...