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EPA Will Not Require Financial Assurances From Electric Power Sector

EPA’s decision to forego financial requirements will likely face opposition by eNGOs. By Claudia M. O’Brien and Stacey L. VanBelleghem On July 2, 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed decision not to impose new financial responsibility requirements on the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution industry under Section 108(b) of the … Continue Reading

Brownfield Re-Development for Renewable Energy Projects and CERCLA Joint and Several Liability

By Taiga Takahashi A popular concept in renewable-energy-project siting is the use of contaminated properties for potential projects.  EPA’s initiative, “RE-Powering America’s Land,” reflects the federal government’s encouragement of this concept.  But the use of contaminated land presents its own risks to developers, industry, property owners, and state and local governments.  Under the Comprehensive Environmental … Continue Reading