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New Michigan Underground Storage Tank Fund Helps Owners Comply With Release Requirements

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Underground storage tank owners and operators can apply for funds to help pay cleanup costs for release of materials into environment. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Liability, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Regulation, Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Environmental Incidents can Lead to Lost Corporate Assets, Individual Criminal Penalties

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The corporate liability shield may not protect individual shareholders, owners or executives in certain environmental exposure situations. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Liability, Environmental Regulation, Shareholder Liability

Regional Water Deal Promising, but More Political Will Needed to Invest in What's Necessary

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Detroit regional water system deal punctuates the need for regional cooperation and infrastructure investment, here and across the United States. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Water, Environmental Liability, Waste Water

State Taking Action on Owners of Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

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Michigan Court of Appeals upholds substantial civil penalty award against owner and operators of leaking underground storage tanks for failure to complete closure activities. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Liability, Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Supreme Court’s Decision on EPA, Greenhouse Gas: There's no Going Back

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While the Supreme Court trimmed a little of EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources, it left in place EPA’s authority to do so. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Clean Air, Environmental Liability, Environmental Regulation

Michigan Bills Allow Reuse of Incinerator Byproducts; Here's What we can Expect

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Michigan bills allow reuse of byproducts from incinerated coal and municipal waste in landfills, fertilizer, building materials, among other uses Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Legislation, Environmental Liability, Solid Waste

File Legal Claims on Time or Risk Losing Them Entirely

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State statutes of repose can bar environmental tort claims from proceeding even if contamination goes undiscovered for decades. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Liability, Environmental Liability

What Happens to Environmental Costs in a Bankruptcy?

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While the federal Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code allows for such well known measures as payment of creditors on a priority basis, it also addresses other obligations, including the payment of environmental costs incurred while the entity proceeds through bankruptcy. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Environmental Liability
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