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New Jersey Joins Legal Challenge to EPA’s...

Nov 05, 2015No Comments518 Views

The EPA Clean Power Plan New Jersey recently joined 23 other states in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, also known as

On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final version of its “Clean Power Plan,” which seeks to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by fostering the creation of renewable energy.

EPA Finalizes Controversial Carbon Emission...

Aug 27, 2015No Comments607 Views

On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final version of its “Clean Power Plan,” which seeks to reduce carbon emissions from

The goal of the “permit shield” established under the Clean Water Act (CWA) is to allow permit holders to conduct their operations without concern that an unanticipated discharge might result in significant environmental liability.

Is the CWA’s Permit Shield Losing Its Pow...

Jun 04, 2015No Comments1310 Views

The goal of the “permit shield” established under the Clean Water Act (CWA) is to allow permit holders to conduct their operations without concern that

Earth Day was first created as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970. Today, it is celebrated around the world.

In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business ...

Apr 22, 2015No Comments1080 Views

Earth Day was first created as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970. Today, it is celebrated around the world. The initial

New Jersey lawmakers are currently trying to determine how to allocate funding for open space preservation in the state.

Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey

Mar 02, 2015No Comments2330 Views

New Jersey lawmakers are currently trying to determine how to allocate funding for open space preservation in the state. Given the limited resources, it will

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that private claims for contribution made pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act) are not subject to the general six-year statute of limitations that applies to injury to real property.

Spill Act Contribution Claims Not Subject t...

Feb 18, 20151 Comment993 Views

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that private claims for contribution made pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill

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New Jersey Businesses: Disasters Are Not th...

Sep 18, 2014No Comments1702 Views

The 2014 hurricane season has been kind to New Jersey so far. However, some New Jersey Businesses are still feeling the repercussions of their conduct in

Spill Act Contribution Claims Can Be Filed ...

Aug 12, 2014No Comments957 Views

Under a recent decision by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, businesses can pursue contribution claims under the Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act)

EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent ...

Jul 31, 2014No Comments862 Views

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward on new rules that will require certain industrial facilities across the United States that emit hazardous pollutants

BP is Heading to the Supreme Court

Jun 02, 2014No Comments609 Views

BP has announced it will take the battle over its multibillion-dollar Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the meantime,