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Jenner & Block: National Research Council Updates Contaminated Groundwater Sites Report
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block At least 126,000 sites across the U.S. have contaminated groundwater that requires remediation, and about 10 percent of these sites are considered "complex," meaning restoration is unlikely... Read More

Marten Law: In Second Obama Term, Expect Significant Changes to Energy and Environmental Law
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Marten Law PLLC Excerpt from the Commentary: This Emerging Issues Analysis from Marten Law provides an overview of the major changes to energy and environmental laws that the Obama Administration is expected to advance in the next four... Read More

EPA Floats Proposed New Enforcement Initiatives for 2017 – 2019
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The US EPA has proposed its National Enforcement Initiatives (“NEI”) for calendar years 2017 through 2019. US EPA develops a set of NEI every three years, focusing federal resources on industries with noncompliance issues on a regional or... Read More

The 2012 California Environmental Legislative Recap--The Calm Before the Storm
Posted on 22 May 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Get the latest expert analysis on California's enacted environmental legislation. The article describes recent California legislation addressing climate change, air quality, energy and fuels, water quality and supply, hazardous waste, land use, environmental... Read More

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
Posted on 11 Mar 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

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... Read More

Exclusive Analysis of Oil Spills from Matthew Bender - The Oil Pollution Act of 1990
Posted on 1 May 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), passed by Congress and signed by the President on August 18, 1990, largely in reaction to the Exxon Valdez catastrophe, has literally revolutionized the area of oil pollution liability. The statute amends many of the... Read More