For over a century, vast amounts of toxic contaminants were discharged by industries into the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. Many of these contaminants now reside in river-bottom sediments ...
An increased borrowing limit for the U.S. was not the only change brought about by the recently enacted Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
The ability of unmanned aerial vehicle systems (i.e., drones) to assist in a variety of activities in the environmental and energy areas has been and is continuing to expand rapidly.
Property owners that allow access to their property for environmental work often seek to be included as “additional insureds” on insurance policies held by those doing the work.
How does the construction of a new building change who lives in the neighborhood? That question is at the heart of urban politics in America today, where everyone knows we need to build more homes, but nobody wants them in their backyard.
It’s tempting to draw lines on a map, but we can’t forget that cities should be designed for the people who live there.
It’s been a little less than a year since we first noted Rugged Robotics. The Houston-based startup developed a robot that prints building layouts on the floor of construction sites, so workers know where — and where not — to build. The “layout Roomba,” as the company puts it.
ASTM International released its revised standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments on November 1, 2021. The new standard (ASTM E1527-21) updates the 2013 version of the standard (ASTM E1527-13), which is widely used by the commercial...
Phase I environmental site assessments (“Phase I ESAs”) play an important part in real estate due diligence and can constitute “All Appropriate Inquiry” (“AAI”) under the liability protections afforded by the U.S. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”)...
For more than four decades, a massive coal power plant sat on the shore of Lake Ontario in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, with hulking towers that were visible from miles away.
Here's what CRE transaction parties need to know about the Phase I ESA standard changes.
On November 1, ASTM International (ASTM) released a revised standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I ESAs).
After a lengthy committee process, ASTM International revised its standard practice for Phase I environmental site assessments (ASTM E1527) for the first time since 2013.
Over the next few weeks and months, you’ll likely be hearing much discussion about the imminent revised and updated ASTM E1527 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA) standard.
On November 1, 2021, the environmental committee of ASTM International approved revisions to the organization’s E1527 standard practice for Phase I environmental site assessments.
At the same time that Federal courts are strictly enforcing the requirements for All Appropriate Inquiries, ASTM International has issued additional, potentially challenging revisions to the E1527...
The first phase of the implementation of the new Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils began on November 1st.