New EPA Draft Report Links Contaminants Found In Groundwater To Fracking

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block On December 8, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("U.S. EPA") issued a draft report noting a need for the collection of more baseline data, greater transparency on the chemical composition of fracking fluids and more...

Superfund Site Reopened to Address Vapor Intrusion Issues

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block In 1992, a consent decree was entered into between U.S. EPA and two PRPs to address contamination at an NPL site in Mountain View, California. In June 2001, U.S. EPA certified completion of remediation activities per the 1992 consent agreement. Almost...

Communications Between DOJ Attorneys Representing Separate Agencies Ordered Disclosed

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block DOJ attorneys representing the United States Army Corps of Engineers (the "Corps") and the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") found themselves unable to rely on the attorney work product, attorney-client, or deliberative...