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