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Feb 07, 2022

EPA unveils cybersecurity action plan for water utilities

As the U.S. formulates a national plan to increase the resilience of its critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has laid out an action plan to ramp up protections for the water and wastewater sector over the next three months.


Jan 31, 2022

PFAS Update: CERCLA Listing for PFOA and PFOS Is One Step Closer

On January 10, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) submitted a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) as ”hazardous substances”...


Dec 17, 2021

All (New and Improved?) Appropriate Inquiry ALL

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”)...


Nov 16, 2021

Biden signs infrastructure bill into law

President Biden officially signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Nov. 15. The bill, which had been the center of partisan debate for much of Biden’s presidency, was passed by Congress Nov. 5.


Nov 10, 2021

EPA’s PFAS Plan Likely To Generate News, If Not Fixes, in 2022

The Biden administration has laid out an ambitious roadmap to confront pollution from PFAS, a family of chemicals with potential health effects found in products throughout our consumer and industrial economy, including fast food wrappers and grease-resistant pizza packaging.