Environmental Law Advisor

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Meera Gorjala, Daniel J. Deeb
On April 10, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final PFAS drinking water rule, setting new drinking water standards for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
J. Michael Showalter, Samuel A. Rasche
Policy debates normally focus on substance. Is climate change real? How can business entities weigh environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their decision-making?
Meera Gorjala, Joshua R. More
On March 1, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced finalized amendments to the Clean Air Act’s Risk Management Program (RMP) through the Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention Rule (Final Rule).
J. Michael Showalter, Amy Antoniolli, Vyasa Babu
A Texas federal judge recently permitted an environmental, social, and governance- (ESG) related Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) case filed by an airline pilot against his employer and its benefits plan to proceed into discovery.
Meera Gorjala, Joshua R. More
One of the recent efforts to promote the circular economy has included Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws that give manufacturers responsibility for managing the waste associated with their products beyond the point of sale.
Robert A.H. Middleton, J. Michael Showalter
The Biden Administration’s embrace of a “whole of government” approach to address environmental justice (EJ) issues occasioned litigation across the country.
J. Michael Showalter, Samuel A. Rasche
The Biden Administration’s efforts to address environmental justice (EJ) concerns continue. This month, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced modifications to EPA’s Equity Action Plan.
Robert A.H. Middleton
On January 31, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposed rules to facilitate the targeting of PFAS.
J. Michael Showalter, Amy Antoniolli
As we move into 2024, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concepts continue to feature prominently in policy debates.
Meera Gorjala, Joshua R. More, J. Michael Showalter
Historically, regulations under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and related state laws divided the world into “stationary” and “non-stationary sources.” “Stationary sources” included facilities like power plants and factories and “non-stationary” sources targeted vehicles, engines, and other things that moved.
J. Michael Showalter, David M. Loring
Environmental justice (EJ) issues continue to feature prominently in national headlines in 2024. Below, we unpack two Louisiana EJ-focused court decisions and outline seven takeaways for the regulated community.
J. Michael Showalter, Vyasa Babu
Beyond being no fun, handwashing dishes wastes water. And according to a colonel from the Montana Highway Patrol, dishwashers that complete a normal cycle in one hour or less “are desirable in the bunkhouse setting.”
J. Michael Showalter, Samuel A. Rasche
Climate change litigation continues in the headlines, this time with an Oregon federal court evaluating claims by 21 children that the federal government violated their constitutional right to a habitable environment.
J. Michael Showalter
State and local governments have weighed in at increasing frequency in past years. While some environmental issues are global in scope, local governments are progressively engaged on issues affecting climate, waste disposal, and environmental justice (EJ).
J. Michael Showalter, Francis X. Lyons, Amy Antoniolli, David M. Loring, Bina Joshi, Malerie Ma Roddy
The regulated community faces a complex and evolving landscape. As we head into 2024, our team of energy, environmental, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) attorneys provide insights and guidance on how to navigate the changing environment.
Amy Antoniolli, J. Michael Showalter, Daniel J. Deeb, Meera Gorjala
2023 saw terms like “ESG,” “greenwashing,” and “circular economy” come into common use. We also saw a tsunami of other environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related developments at the international, federal, and state levels.
Daniel J. Deeb, Alex Garel-Frantzen, Meera Gorjala
On October 7, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed three new bills into law mandating disclosures and reporting related to greenhouse gas emissions, climate risks, and emissions reductions claims.
J. Michael Showalter, Bina Joshi
Environmental and energy issues were in the headlines for much of 2023.
J. Michael Showalter
A first-of-its-kind environmental justice (EJ) lawsuit filed by a group of Louisiana churches and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) was dismissed this week.
J. Michael Showalter, Alex Garel-Frantzen
Everyone loves recycling. However, when it comes to plastic, questions about how recycling occurs and whether it can meaningfully occur generate a fair amount of controversy.
J. Michael Showalter
A recent Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii decision permitted climate-related claims against major petroleum and gas companies to proceed toward trial.
On November 2, 2023, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated a 2021 decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that had halted the use on agricultural crops of the pesticide product known as chlorpyrifos.
J. Michael Showalter, Bradley S. Rochlen
Costs to clean up environmentally impacted real estate have continued to increase. A variety of factors have caused this trend including: listing of new contaminants, enhanced focus on contamination pathways like vapor intrusion, and changed circumstance caused by infrastructure challenges from shifting weather patterns and greater population density all pose risks to parties fulfilling cleanup obligations.
Francis X. Lyons, J. Michael Showalter
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued its inaugural report highlighting recent activities related to the incorporation of environmental justice (EJ) principles into its enforcement efforts.
J. Michael Showalter, Samuel A. Rasche
The US Supreme Court has announced it will evaluate whether “impact fees” associated with permits can violate the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.