Earth911 Podcast: Newday Impact’s Doug Heske on Responsible Energy Investing

Earth 911

Environmentally responsible investing requires we apply carbon sense thinking, says our guest, Doug Heske, CEO. The post Earth911 Podcast: Newday Impact’s Doug Heske on Responsible Energy Investing appeared first on Earth911.

‘RACER Trust’ and the Concinnity of CERCLA Sections 107 and 113

E2 Law Blog

Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust v. Last month, the U.S. National Grid USA , No. 20-1931-cv (2d Cir.


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War on science persists within Biden EPA as staffers allege chemical reports altered

Environmental News Bits

Four scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency are alleging that the “war on science” is continuing under the Biden administration, with managers at the agency altering reports about the risks posed by chemicals and retaliating against employees who report the misconduct. The government watchdog Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility… Read more → Publications U.S. Read the full story at Common Dreams.

ABM to Boost Energy Management, Sustainability Business with Able Purchase

Environmental Leader

Facility solutions provider ABM will acquire Able Services for $830 million; the acquisition will bolster ABM’s sustainability and energy efficiency offerings amid growing demand for environmentally responsible solutions, the company says.

ABM to Boost Energy Management, Sustainability Business with Able Purchase

Environmental Leader

Facility solutions provider ABM will acquire Able Services for $830 million; the acquisition will bolster ABM’s sustainability and energy efficiency offerings amid growing demand for environmentally responsible solutions, the company says.

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of CERCLA Contribution Claims by Settling Parties


United States that a party’s claim for contribution under Section 113(f)(3)(B) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C. On May 24, 2021, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Territory of Guam v. 9613(f)(3)(B), and therefore the commencement of the limitations period for such a claim, requires resolution specifically of… The post U.S.

Carbon Storage in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Law Columbia

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has indicated that offshore carbon storage projects may also be regulated under the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA). By Romany M.

Supreme Court Tries to Set a Bright Dividing Line on CERCLA Claims, but has it?


20-382 (May 24, 2021), the eagerly anticipated opinion on whether consent decrees and administrative orders that do not expressly resolve liability for claims under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) nevertheless give rise to a claim for contribution under Section 113(f)(3) of CERCLA. Less than a month after hearing oral arguments, the United States Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision in Guam v. United States , Docket No.

Seventh Circuit Interprets "Claim" to Rule that Buyer Must Indemnify Seller for Superfund Liability


Finding that mere notice of potential liability failed to meet that standard, the Court held that under the terms of the agreement, the buyer, Wisconsin Central, Ltd. (“Wisconsin Central”), must indemnify a seller, Soo Line Railroad Company (“Soo Line”), for liability arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”).

Third Circuit Holds that Air Emission Exceedances Governed by a Permit Are Not Subject to a Duplicative CERCLA Reporting Requirement


A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit held on January 29, 2021 that air emission exceedances governed by a state air permit and duly reported to state or local authorities pursuant to the permit need not be reported again to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) pursuant to the Section 103 reporting requirements of the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”).

Challenge to Superfund Settlement Rejected by First Circuit, Highlighting CERCLA Risks to Non-Settling PRPs


The First Circuit recently affirmed the District of Rhode Island’s approval of a superfund consent decree entered into between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the State of Rhode Island and several Potentially Responsible Parties despite opposition by third party PRPs that the settlement was arbitrary and capricious and contrary to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”).

Biden Administration Accelerates Federal Regulation of PFAS

Ohio Environmental Law

EPA is developing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate PFOA and PFOS as Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) “hazardous substances” for Spring 2022.

PUC Approves UGI Renewable Natural Gas Pilot Project

PA Environment Daily

The pilot, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania for a utility, is intended to explore how UGI Utilities can integrate renewable natural gas (RNG) into its supply portfolio to produce economic and environmental benefits for its Purchased Gas Cost (PGC) customers. The approval of this pilot program is a significant step forward as we continue to develop sustainable, environmentally responsible energy solutions for our customers,” said Robert F.

Colpoys Bay is under threat by a proposed land-based fish farm

Enviromental Defense

This industry does not have a good track record in terms of their environmental responsibility and their ability to adequately control the contaminants that would be added to the bay. This is a guest blog by Gwen MacGregor from Bruce Peninsula Water Watch.

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Phase l Environmental Site Assessment Standard Being Revised

Greenbuilding Law

The Phase l Environmental Site Assessment Standard E1527-13 will sunset in late 2021, eight years from its approval on November 6, 2013. This is hugely significant because a Phase l Environmental Site Assessment is conducted in the vast majority of the 5.6

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Supreme Court to DOJ: “No”

Cole Sholtz

Supreme Court unanimously held that a settlement of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”)-specific liability is required to give rise to a contribution action under §113(f)(3)(B). On Monday, the U.S.

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Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland Expand Utility Regulators’ Mandate to Include Climate Considerations, Marking an Emerging Trend by State Legislatures

Law and Environment

Despite the fact that utility regulators play a huge role in our energy sector–the sector primarily responsible for historical U.S.

Analysis: Tesla’s Bitcoin about-face is a warning for cryptocurrencies that ignore climate change

A Greener Life

The new focus on Bitcoin’s environmental costs makes it even more likely the currency will remain an outlier. Research shows most consumers are less willing to buy from a company that doesn’t take its environmental responsibilities seriously. By John Hawkins.

Montrose Environmental Group (MEG) Names Cory Davis Executive Vice President


4, 2021) – Cory Davis, an internationally recognized scientific consultant, will serve as Montrose Environmental Group’s newest Executive Vice President (EVP). Davis will be EVP of Montrose and CEO of the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH), a Montrose subsidiary specializing in environmental emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. About Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

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Implementing a Sustainable Business Strategy

Environment Blog

When you know what factors have the biggest impact, you know what actions have the biggest bearing on your business’s environmental impact, or that have the greatest return on investment. Compare the Financial and Environmental Impact of Each Decision.

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Well Done Foundation, Seneca Resources Partner On Orphaned Well Plugging Project In McKean County

PA Environment Daily

We applaud the WDF’s mission to reduce emissions and environmental impacts through the plugging of abandoned wells.” WDF initiated talks with the State of Pennsylvania earlier this year and has received the full support of the Department of Environmental Protection.

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What goes in the recycling bin?

Environment Blog

It is a simple task but it will give them the opportunity to contribute to the running of the household and it instills the importance of environmental responsibility. It can endanger the health and safety of the rubbish collection staff as well as be an environmental hazard.

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Climate Strike Perth, Western Australia


As a business that has fought for ethical and sustainable business practices for many years, it was so exciting to see so many in the business community also stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for how they conduct business. Why strike for climate?

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Onya On Tour With Plastic Free July


As a certified B Corporation , being socially and environmentally responsible in all aspects of our business is incredibly important to us at Onya. Taking the issue of plastic pollution worldwide.

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Only CERCLA Settlements Trigger CERCLA Contribution: Guam v. US

E2 Law Blog

May 24, 2021) , attempting to clarify which settlements with the United States or a state trigger a right to settling-party contribution under section 113(f)(3)(B) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), 42 U.S.C.

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Landmines For Your Landowner Liability Protections?


The ASTM E1527-13 Standard Practice on Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (“ESAs”) is required to be revised, re-approved as is, or abandoned this year. Very few environmental attorneys or their real estate clients are participating in this process, in part because it is so time consuming. For examples of controlled recognized environmental condition s , see Appendix X4. A de minimis conditions is not a recognized environmental condition.

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Supreme Court Green Lights State Law Claims in Superfund Context

Environment Next

Supreme Court held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) (i) does not preclude owners of contaminated property from pursuing state law claims for nuisance, trespass and strict liability, but (ii) requires EPA approval of any remedial action conducted on the landowners’ property. The Supreme Court also rejected the landowners’ argument that they were not potentially responsible parties because CERCLA’s limitations period had run.

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Flurry of PFAS Actions in the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: The Highlights

Cole Sholtz

However, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not yet established any enforceable drinking water or remediation standards for any PFAS chemical. As the body of evidence showing potential adverse health effects and the high prevalence of PFAS in the environment increases, so do the calls for federal regulation from environmental organizations, the public, and even Congress. Provides hazard identification, dose-response information, and toxicity values.

EPA Will Not Require Financial Assurances From Electric Power Sector

Clean Energy Law

CERLCA imposes a joint and several liability scheme that holds certain entities ( e.g. , certain owners and operators, generators, arrangers, and transporters of hazardous substances) liable for the costs or damages associated with environmental remediation.

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Environmental Law: Government and Public Policy Towards the Environment

Environmental Science

What is Environmental Law? However, the term “environmental law” does not just cover government legislation. It can also apply a method of land management on a kind of understanding of acting responsibly and ethically. Useful Environmental Law Terms.

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Environmental Perspectives

Environmental Science

I am an environmental engineer and was a consultant on that topic for 45 years. Environmental regulation. Environmental measurement is a 2-part problem: sampling and analysis. Environmental sampling is a 3-dimensional problem, which makes representativeness even more complicated.

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Moving the Needle on PFAS Regulation

Vermont Law

As public concern grew, so too did the push for environmental monitoring near likely PFAS sources. Efforts to protect public health and the environment from PFAS have been hampered by major gaps in both federal and state law and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) unwillingness to act. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. A Congressional Response? Vermont Journal of Environmental Law The “Forever” Chemicals.

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Houston, This is Harvey: Hurricanes are Hazardous

Vermont Law

in the intensity and frequency of major storms, industrial site owners and operators cannot and should not assume that they will be able to hide behind an “Act of God” defense to avoid liability or responsibility. Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Anti-Green-Washing-Soft-Policy: A Comparison of Transnational Eco-Labeling

Vermont Law

Eco-labels are soft-policy examples of progressive environmental policy with a consumer-empowering component. In fact, eco-labels illustrate powerful tools of consumer-driven environmental protection and show that green-washing can be stopped through soft law approaches. for instance, provide “practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities” while incorporating tools and strategies from over.

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Special Policy News #7: The Transition


Senate confirms Brenda Mallory as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The task force will also work to improve and increase adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, address current and historic environmental injustice, protect public health and conserve Department-managed lands, according to the order. Nominations: The full Senate confirmed Brenda Mallory as the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality by a 53-45 vote.

Policy News: July 27, 2021


This includes research about atmospheric composition, water and carbon cycles, computational modeling of climate systems, renewable energy technologies, materials sciences, and social, behavior and economic research on human responses to climate change.

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Policy News: May 17, 2021


Her extensive experience shows she is more than capable of handling the significant responsibilities that come with the role,” ranking member John Boozman (R-AR) said in a statement. However, Biden has set about reversing many of his predecessor’s environmental actions, including Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord. Climate: The Environmental Protection Agency released its Climate Change Indicators report for the first time since 2016.

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Eight Important Updates About Recent PFAS Regulatory Developments

Arnold Porter

In the months since our 2020 update on federal actions affecting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has continued to take action on its PFAS Action Plan.

The Chemical Compound—August 2021

Arnold Porter

This includes emerging contaminants as well as substances identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) under the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for prioritization, risk evaluation, or regulation.

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Policy News: May 6, 2021


Nature in America is in trouble,” Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory said during a call with reporters Thursday. The lack of hard numbers from the administration may indicate that it’s still consulting with local groups and governments to determine what exactly they would need to offer up acres for the conservation, said Sharon Buccino, senior lands director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group that advocates for conservation programs.

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