Failure to Consider Key Evidence Leads to Reversal of Superfund Site Listing

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“DC Circuit”) has reversed EPA’s listing of the West Vermont Drinking Water Contamination Site (the “Site”). 411 more words

West Lake Landfill Superfund Site is an approximately 200-acre, inactive solid waste disposal facility located in Bridgeton, Missouri

The EPA thinks the best choice is alternative 4. The plan calls for about 70% of the waste would be removed from the site by digging down 16 feet deep. 316 more words


Mining Company and EPA Agree to Cleanup Residential Properties

Mining company Doe Run Resources and EPA submitted a Consent Decree to a federal court in Missouri that requires Doe Run to address lead contamination at over 4,000 residential properties in St. 250 more words

CERCLA Part 2: Reporting Ammonia Emissions Issues With Ashley Ellixson

In this episode, Paul is joined by Ashley Ellixson of United Dairymen of Arizona to discuss Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). 99 more words

CERCLA Part 1: Court Ruling Requires Livestock Operations to Report Ammonia Emissions

In this episode, Paul discusses a 2017 court ruling that will require livestock operations to report ammonia emissions under a federal law theComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). 104 more words

Environmental Law

Standing in Citizen’s Suits: Easy Now, but Will It Get Harder?

A recent decision by a federal district court in Houston, Texas demonstrates how easy it is for plaintiffs to establish standing in citizen’s suits.

All of the major federal environmental laws allow for citizen’s suits.  489 more words