Late last month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a public water supplier could be liable in a citizens’ suit brought under the imminent and substantial endangerment provisions of RCRA, where the plaintiff alleged that the groundwater used by the supplier had been contaminated...
The village of Endicott in Broome County, New York was the birthplace of IBM, so it was painful when the firm left town nearly two decades ago to avoid paying real estate taxes.
Environmental justice is clearly an idea whose time has – finally – come. The need to find the intersection between the search for racial justice and efforts to save the planet is undeniable.
Amending Fund Finance facilities to replace LIBOR as the primary benchmark interest rate has all the makings of a potential client experience disaster for your Fund sponsor clients.
The world has become increasingly more urbanized, especially in America. Despite being one of the largest countries on the planet, over 80% of the U.S. population currently is concentrated in key metropolitan areas, and this urban concentration is only expected to increase in the coming years.
The Texas Property Code allows developers and their attorney wide discretion on the types of provisions that may be set forth in a set of governance documents for a community.
Title VIII of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), the infrastructure bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate, includes several important amendments to Title 41 of the...
When it comes to helping the planet, having a smaller footprint helps. But when it comes to smaller real estate firms adjusting to an era of energy efficiency, sustainable construction and data reporting, being a mom-and-pop investor can make going green seem burdensome, or even impossible.
Every eight years, ASTM International's standard-setting committees are required to reevaluate existing ASTM standards. The ASTM E1527-13 Standard Practice on Phase I ESAs is required to be revised, reapproved as is or abandoned this year.
Across the U.S., cities are proposing to remove inner-city highways. Constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, these massive highways razed low-income, Black communities. They also sacrificed land used for housing, parks, and businesses and led to...
For urban planners, parking rules established decades ago have become a contentious 21st-century challenge. Parking takes up about one-third of land area in U.S. cities; nationwide, there are an estimated eight parking spaces for every car.
The ASTM is in the process of updating its Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I.
Whenever a regulated UST system is upgraded or removed, it is important for the owner/operator or contractor to understand the following: when is an environmental site assessment required...