The recent damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria has been disastrous and the true extent of the destruction is only just beginning to be uncovered. According to a report by Moody’s Analytics, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have cost the U.S. between $150 and $200 billion while Jose and Maria may have caused between $45 and $90 billion worth of damage to Puerto Rico. The series of […]
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In Emhart Industries, Inc., v. New England Container Company, Inc., 2017 Wl 3535003 (D. RI 2017), the U.S. District Court found the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) remedy was arbitrary and capricious. Administrative Record Judicial review under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) is strictly limited to reviewing the administrative record to determine if EPA’s action was arbitrary and capricious, but the court ruled it could review EPA’s […]
Over the past few weeks, a series of devastating storms have battered the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Eastern Coast of the United States. Hurricane Harvey, followed shortly by Hurricanes Irma and Jose, have claimed the lives of at least 100 people so far and are estimated to have caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage to local communities and infrastructure. Hurricanes Irma and Jose made landfall as […]
Kimberly Bick, founding and co-managing partner of Bick Law LLP, published an article in DRI’s Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee newsletter titled Department of Justice Restricts Supplemental Environmental Projects in Civil Enforcement Settlements. To read the article, click here.