Clean Water Restoration Act
The current Clean Water Act extends only to “navigable waters.” But the recently introduced Clean Water Restoration Act would replace the current "navigable waters" language for the broader “waters of the United States.”
From the Chair
The section council is the voice of the ISBA’s Environmental Law Section and is committed to serving the needs of its members.
Is your remediation green enough?
It is self-evident that remediation of environmental contamination benefits the environment. But is the remediation itself green enough? This is a hot topic for federal and state regulators and is affecting how remediations are actually conducted.
New CERCLA settlement obstacles
A look at the recently decided case of Agere Systems, Inc., et al. v.Advanced Environmental Technology Corporation, et al, which will have a broad-reaching effect on potentially responsible parties.
New USEPA lead paint renovation rule
Earlier this year the U.S. EPA adopted new rules involving the renovation and repair of pre-1978 structures with suspected lead-based paint.