The Supreme Court can only decide so many cases. If we are to have a constitutional environmental provision with relevance to the interaction of private activities with the government, Pennsylvania
Continue Reading Is the Pa. High Court Deciding the Most Helpful Environmental Rights Amendment Cases?

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decided a case this week clarifying the limitation on a municipality’s ability to regulate wetlands and waterway construction more stringently than would the Department
Continue Reading Local Preemption and Wetlands in Massachusetts: An Update

This article is an effort to hit the “reset” button on the frequently breathless commentary on the recently argued Supreme Court case (West Virginia et al v. EPA) addressing
Continue Reading Journey to the U.S. Supreme Court – Regulating Power Plant Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In yet another “sue and settle” case, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed entering into a consent decree agreeing to rule on the Center for Biological Diversity’s (CBD) petition
Continue Reading EPA Considers Classifying Discarded PVC Plastic as Hazardous Waste

In 2018 I commented on this blog about an opinion of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concerning a claim by the developer of a condominium development against the City of
Continue Reading UPDATE: Property Damage Claims Even After Cleanup Under Massachusetts General Laws Chap. 21E