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25 Jul 2018Will a longstanding environmental mystery finally be solved?
This blog post was co-authored by Sean Griggs and Jennifer Baker. Twenty years ago, the Indiana General Assembly enacted the Environmental Legal Action (ELA) statute, Ind. Code § 13-30-9-1 et seq., to allow recovery of costs related to remedial or removal actions that address “the release of a hazardous substance or petroleum into the surface or
12 Jul 2018PHMSA Enforcement Actions – What’s Trending?
This post was co-authored by partner Paul Drucker, and Summer Associate, Zachary Miller. A review of the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) enforcement statistics continues to emphasize enforcing “lesser” safety violations committed by hazardous liquid pipeline operators. This trend may be part of an enforcement strategy to prevent more sizable and dangerous violations
06 Jul 2018Three Tips to Find Real Environmental News, Real Fast
If your inbox is like mine, you received at least a dozen messages announcing that U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned on July 5. There is sure to be a flood of news stories predicting how this may affect either the administration in general or the EPA in particular. This post isn’t one of them.