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On December 15, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published the final amendment to the All Appropriate Inquiry Rule (40 CFR Part 312) (AAI Rule) that establishes the environmental due diligence needed to be eligible for liability protections under the federal superfund...
Two federal programs administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) provide financial assistance in the form of grants and rebates to public and non-profit entities seeking to replace their existing buses and trucks into clean vehicles. The most recent program was...
The Inflation Reduction Act (the “IRA”), signed into law on August 16, 2022, appropriates nearly $27 billion to provide financial assistance to certain entities in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. This “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund” (the “Fund”) is available to a wide range of recipients...
On October 17, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published interim soil remediation standards (Interim SRS) in the NJ Register (54 N.J.R. 1980(a)) for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds: perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA); perfluorooctanoic acid...
Saul Ewing Partners Andy Bockis, Justin Danilewitz and Sean O'Neill will speak at the 2022 Oil & Gas Law Conference on October 26, 2022. Their topic will be "Will the SEC's Proposed Climate Reporting Rules Survive a Major Questions Challenge."
NAVIGATING VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURES UNDER NEW EPA/OIG GUIDANCE TO MITIGATE VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES Pamela Goodwin, Co-Chair of the firm's Environmental Practice, will speak on a Strafford webinar advising environmental counsel on current EPA policies regarding voluntary self-disclosures. The panel...
Groups seek to halt Nice Bridge demolition, preserve bike/pedestrian path “Defendants never built the bridge they approved or reviewed in 2012; they built something else,” wrote the lawyers for the plaintiffs, Thomas K. Prevas and Anamika R. Moore of Saul Ewing LLP. “The new bridge provides no safe...
On July 27, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced legislative proposals and initiatives that would prevent State Board of Administration (SBA) fund managers from considering environmental social and governance (ESG) factors when investing the state’s money. Instead, the proposed legislation...
On August 4, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) filed suit against Monsanto Co., Pharmacia LLC and Solutia, Inc., seeking to hold them liable for PCB contamination throughout New Jersey. (Complaint). While the suit also addresses contamination at Monsanto’s...
New Jersey’s landmark Environmental Justice Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1D-157 (“EJ Law”), signed by Governor Murphy in September 2020, authorizes the NJDEP to deny or condition certain permits based on an assessment of a “facility’s” contribution to environmental and public health impacts in the State’s...
On June 30th, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in West Virginia v. EPA. The Court concluded that the EPA had exceeded its authority under the Clean Air Act by establishing emission caps in the Clean Power Plan (CPP) that would have required a shift in electrical generation from...
The law firm of Saul Ewing invites you to their 7th Biennial Energy and the Environment Symposium in Houston, Texas. This half-day hybrid MCLE brought together in-house counsel, prominent industry representatives and government officials - virtually and in-person - to share their insights on the...
Saul Ewing LLP, a full-service law firm with attorneys in 16 offices, today announced that 59 attorneys from the Firm received the distinguished honor of being recognized for legal excellence and client service by Chambers USA 2022. Several of the Firm’s practice areas also earned high rankings...
On May 26th, the EPA released an update of its Legal Tools to Advance Environmental justice – a compilation of the legal authorities it relies upon to protect public health and the environment for all persons in EJ and all communities. The tool kit replaces the “Plan EJ 2014 Legal Tools” and...
MANAGING REGULATORY AND LITIGATION RISKS RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE During the Association of Corporate Counsel New to In-House Network May Legal Update, Partners Sean O'Neill and Michael Gold presented along with Charles "Chuck" Neff, Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel at...