On his first day in office, President Biden issued Executive Order 14008, calling on federal agencies to prioritize environmental justice and find ways to address disproportionate pollution impacts on
Continue Reading Cumulative risk by any other name: Seeking environmental justice in an era of statutory, regulatory, and scientific uncertainty

A review of the environmental cases decided by the Pennsylvania appellate courts last year follows.  Please forgive any omissions of cases or detail in this catalogue.  Many of these cases
Continue Reading Environmental Cases in the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts in 2021

When one cleans up contaminated property, often the cleanup calls for a neighbor to allow some action to address contamination migrating onto that neighbor’s property. A case from the Court
Continue Reading Neighbors’ Tort Claims Even After a Cleanup

On Oct. 6, 2021, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced Phase 1 of a proposed two-phase rollback of the most significant substantive changes included in the National
Continue Reading Turning Back the Clock: CEQ’s Recently Announced NEPA Amendments Aim to Restore Pre-Trump Administration Approach to Environmental Review

Tune in to the latest episode of Greenberg Traurig’s Legal Environmental Insights podcast for analysis from GT Shareholders Bernadette Rappold and Christopher Torres on some of the most significant environmental
Continue Reading Legal Environmental Insights Podcast: Episode 11 | What the Largest Litigation Cases and Law Decisions of 2020 Mean to the Practitioner

Last week, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an unreported opinion in an eminent domain case of potential interest in anticipation of an infusion of federal funding for infrastructure development. Montgomery
Continue Reading NEPA and State Law Condemnation in Pennsylvania

The incoming Biden Administration intends to take many major environmental policy actions aimed at climate change, enforcement, environmental justice, and several other issues, many of which entail reversing actions taken
Continue Reading TRANSITION THOUGHTS: The Presidential Transition, NEPA, and Project Review

In 2016, the incoming Trump Administration stated its intention to reduce substantially federal environmental regulation. The president issued executive orders requiring two rule repeals for each new rule and directing
Continue Reading Rolling Back Environmental Rollbacks in the New Administration