The Biden administration continues to make many major environmental policy actions aimed at climate change, enforcement, and several other issues. GT continues to track these changes in key areas on
Continue Reading TRANSITION THOUGHTS: How Will President Biden’s Elevation of Environmental Justice Within the EPA Affect Your Permitted Facility or Redevelopment Project?

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently released guidance on what constitutes “essential” construction in support of remedial activities pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 202.6 signed by
Continue Reading New York Environmental Regulator Issues Guidance on Essential Construction in Support of Cleanup Activities

From vapor intrusion systems to rooftop solar; green building to pollution legal liability insurance, environmental and real estate go hand-in-hand. Environmental issues are routine in all types of real estate
Continue Reading Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: Opportunity Zones, Brownfields Redevelopment, and Environmental Considerations in Real Estate Deals

On July 29, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted a new rule for the Brownfields Cleanup Program (BCP) to effectuate the brownfield amendments passed by the Legislature last year.
Continue Reading New York State Regulator Finalizes Definitions Under Amended Brownfield Program Relating to Eligibility For Tangible Property Credits For New York City Brownfield Projects

As described in our previous blog post, this spring New York enacted amendments to its Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) to, among other things, make eligibility for the lucrative tangible
Continue Reading NYSDEC Issues Draft Brownfield Regulations Defining “Underutilized” and “Affordable Housing Project”

In a departure from his budget proposal, the Legislature negotiated changes with the Governor to extend the tax credits for New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) with relatively modest changes
Continue Reading New York Lawmakers Agree on Brownfield Law Extension With Less Drastic Changes to Tax Credits

On October 31, the Maryland Department of the Environment (“MDE”) published a proposed regulation calling for reporting of hazardous substances found in the environment — that is, site contamination.  A
Continue Reading Maryland Proposes Contamination Reporting Rules Triggered by Concentration (not Quantity): Routine Transactional Due Diligence Could Pose a Problem