Jillian Kirn authored an article titled “Constant Vigilance: Why Environmental Criminal Enforcement Still Matters” in The Legal Intelligencer. According to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC), federal prosecutions for environmental crimes are down 40 percent from 2013 levels. Still, despite these recent declines, environmental criminal enforcement remains a potent regulatory tool. To read the … Continue Reading
Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice was selected to write the 2018 Chambers Environmental Law Global Practice Guide. The Practice Guide explores key topics facing the environmental sector including the regulatory landscape, enforcement, licensing and permitting, corporate, personal, and lender liability, climate change, and many other issues currently challenging the industry. To access the Practice Guide, please … Continue Reading
On November 19, EPA issued a discussion draft of its fiscal year 2014-18 strategic plan. This draft is notable for an explicit statement that EPA intends to reduce very significantly the resources it devotes to enforcement. That is good and bad for regulated entities. On the negative side, private NGOs may fill the void of … Continue Reading
My September column for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and Legal Intelligencer considers a question that arises from time to time: can EPA or a state agency sue to convert its administrative order into a judicial order without being able to prove that the defendant is out of compliance? Read Administrative Action: Must There be Noncompliance … Continue Reading
Last week was a busy week for federal stormwater regulators in New England, with the announcement that three separate stormwater-related enforcement cases had been settled. Two of these cases involved municipal sewer systems operated by Boston and Gloucester and the third involved a horse race track that the regulators determined was a concentrated animal feeding … Continue Reading
One June 6, Mexico published a new General Law of Climate Change calling for emissions monitoring, control of deforestation, and adoption of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures at the federal, state, and municipal level.
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David Mandelbaum's monthly column in The Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly discusses Sackett v. EPA as does a recent GT Alert by Jerry Stouck and David Weinstein. Sackett allows pre-enforcement review of Clean Water Act enforcement orders.
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