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EPA Advances Clean Trucks Initiative

Wed Jan 15th, On Environmental Law, by

On Monday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it plans to advance the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) in New York and New Jersey. The Cleaner Trucks Initiative is a part of the regulations allowed under the Clean Air Act and seeks to develop cleaner emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks. This week’s announcement is an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the second step in the process begun in late […]

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Bick Law LLP And Alan Bick Recognized By U.S. News & World Report

Wed Jan 8th, On Firm News, by

U.S. News and World Report recently released its annual lists of Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers in America. Among the honorees are twenty-one members of the Environmental Law Network, including Bick Law LLP and our own Alan Bick, who has been singled out as one of America’s Best Lawyers. Lawyers selected by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers publication are chosen by their peers in the legal industry. […]

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Superfund PRPs to Closely Monitor Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Gregory A. Christian, et al., Set for Oral Argument December 3, 2019

Tue Nov 12th, On Environmental Law, by

Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Gregory A. Christian, et al. (Case No. 17-498) is set for oral argument before the Supreme Court on December 3, 2019, and the outcome could have broad implications for private parties seeking to recoup costs from PRPs for cleanup activities that are beyond the scope of EPA’s chosen remedy under CERCLA. The case involves the Anaconda Smelter Superfund Site in Butte, Montana.  Contamination from the Anaconda […]

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Trump Administration Announces New Rules That May Weaken Endangered Species Act

In efforts to conserve endangered and threatened species, Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act of 1973 into law.  The Act establishes various programs to aid threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants in the United States.  Subsequently, the Act has saved over two hundred species from extinction, including “the peregrine falcon, the humpback whale, the Tennessee purple coneflower and the Florida manatee.”  Under the Act, authority is given to […]

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