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ExxonMobil Found To Be Negligent and Ordered To Pay $236 Million For MTBE Contamination To Groundwater
Posted on 10 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

CONCORD, N.H. - (Mealey's) A state court jury in New Hampshire on April 9 found that ExxonMobil Corp. was negligent in adding methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) to gasoline and that it should pay $236 million to remediate groundwater contamination... Read More

Neil A. Stein Of Kaplin Stewart On the Potential Risks for Green Building Projects
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Neil A. Stein, a principal of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Kaplin Stewart, has represented landowners, developers, institutions and non-profit groups for more than 25 years in each and every phase of the real estate transaction. including structuring... Read More

California adds methyl isobutyl ketone, a widely used solvent, to the Prop. 65 list of chemicals
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Methyl isobutyl ketone (CAS No. 108-10-1) is a very widely used solvent. The Office of Health Hazard Assessment (known affectionately as OEHHA [o-we-hah]) published a notice Sept. 16, 2011, that it intended to list MIK pursuant to the "labor code... Read More

Recent California Decisions Favor Solar Developers Over Environment
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

By Laura Mulry, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School April 2011 was an eventful month for massive solar projects in California and their unlikely opponent: the desert tortoise. As climate change, overpopulation, and development place... Read More

Neil A. Stein Of Kaplin Stewart On the Potential Risks for Green Building Projects
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Neil A. Stein, a principal of the Philadelphia-area law firm of Kaplin Stewart, has represented landowners, developers, institutions and non-profit groups for more than 25 years in each and every phase of the real estate transaction. including structuring... Read More

California adds methyl isobutyl ketone, a widely used solvent, to the Prop. 65 list of chemicals
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Methyl isobutyl ketone (CAS No. 108-10-1) is a very widely used solvent. The Office of Health Hazard Assessment (known affectionately as OEHHA [o-we-hah]) published a notice Sept. 16, 2011, that it intended to list MIK pursuant to the "labor code... Read More

William A. Ruskin: FTC Cracks Down On ‘Greenwashing’
Posted on 6 Jan 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Law 360 reported recently that that the FTC is taking decisive action against companies that make deceptive environmental marketing claims. “Greenwashing” involves misleading consumers concerning the environmental benefits... Read More