Viewpoint: Leveraging EPA's Orange River to Abate the Threat of Abandoned Mines

By Mark Gibson

If you recall publicity on the Eagle Mine near Beaver Creek or the Yak Tunnel in Leadville, you could predict that the U.S. 1,123 more words

Water Quality

The Story of Love Canal

In the 1890s, a man named William T. Love had a great idea. He was going to dig a canal in western New York State from the Niagara River, around Niagara Falls, and into Lake Ontario. 877 more words


High Court’s Displacement Doctrine Extends to CERCLA Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

High Court’s Displacement Doctrine Extends to CERCLA

By Rachel Fullmer, Staff Contributor

For the first time, a federal district court has determined that CERCLA[1] 1,090 more words


A Delicate Balance - Environmental liability in commercial leases

A recent court case highlights how seemingly innocuous decisions, rather than the more obvious overstating square footage, in real estate transactions can create major liabilities.  331 more words

Due Diligence

EPA Proposes More Stringent Requirements for Oil Spill Dispersants

On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to Subpart J of the National Contingency Plan governing the use of dispersants and other chemical and biological agents used to respond to oil spills in waters of the United States. 267 more words

Environmental Law

The Challenges of Funding Superfund:

It was a nice day in July of 1978 in the peaceful town of Niagara Falls when a disaster of epic proportions happened. In this neighborhood of Niagara Falls known as the Love Canal the ground shook, homes and buildings burned, and rising out of the ground in to the homes of innocent bystanders was hundreds of thousands of gallons (about 21,000 tons) of toxic chemical waste. 1,000 more words


About the Portfolio: From Brownfields to Development Opportunities

Today’s topic is one that is very important in the world of economic development and urban planning, but not well understood outside of those realms.  When I worked for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in Indianapolis last year, one of our primary concerns as a community development organization was the the decline of the urban core of the city.   1,179 more words

Economic Development