Imagine that you are environmental, health, and safety (“EHS”) counsel or general counsel for a company dealing with a natural disaster. The company’s facilities are only partially functional, employees have lost their homes, and business unit functionality has been severely disrupted. You find yourself managing the myriad demands of the federal, state, and local environmental agencies, the company’s employees, and the public. Amidst all this, the media reports that a criminal investigation is forthcoming due to the company’s alleged failure to adequately prepare for the event. What could you have done to better prepare for disaster?

I discuss these issues in this month’s Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly column. Read Weathering the Storm: Mitigation of Environmental Risks Caused by Extreme Weather, 42 Pa. L. Weekly 25 (June 18, 2019), by clicking here.