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EPA Proposes Adding 16 Chemicals to Toxics Release Inventory List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced  its plan to add 16 chemicals to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals.  Established as part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), TRI… Read More
Categories: Emerging Issues

California Supreme Court Upholds Strict Interpretation of CEQA 35-Day Statute of Limitations

On April 1, 2010, the California Supreme Court held that even if there are alleged flaws in the decision-making process underlying a CEQA notice of exemption (“NOE”) and the project approval, the 35-day time period in which to file a lawsuit chal… Read More

Utah Authorizes Use of Eminent Domain to Seize Federal Land

On Saturday, March 27, 2010, Utah governor Gary Herbert signed into law a pair of bills authorizing the use of eminent domain to seize some of the federal government’s most valuable land in the state. In Utah, where the U.S. government owns more… Read More

Statutory Contribution and Indemnity Claims Brought Under HSAA Are Barred By Good Faith Settlement Determination Pursuant To CCP §§ 877 and 877.6

On March 20, 2010, the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District, filed an opinion holding that a trial court’s determination of a good faith settlement under California Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) sections 877 a… Read More

Land Use Assessment

Environmental Impact Reports, Zoning, Land Preservation, Surface Mine Reclamation Read More
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Hazardous Waste Site Remediation

Environmental Law Consulting and Administrative Compliance in California and Nationally Read More
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Environmental Due Diligence

Site Investigation, Brownfields, Contract Counseling and Environmental Insurance Read More
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Natural Resource Damages

Assessment and Litigation Read More
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Environmental Litigation

Cost Recovery, Allocation, Product Liability, Toxic Torts, California’s Prop. 65 Read More
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Emission Rules Extended To Ships In North American Waters

The reduction of greenhouse gases from international shipping was a major focus for the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when the group met last week in London. In light of the outcome of the U… Read More
Categories: Clean Air