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Federal Environmental Law at this Moment: Earth Day 2024

Written by / Published Tuesday, 23 April 2024 10:14
EPA in April listed two ubiquitous “forever” PFAS chemicals -PFOA and PFOS- as hazardous substances under Superfund (CERCLA), triggering reporting, testing, cleanup, and monitoring responsibilities for arrangers, transporters, treaters, disposers and other Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs), including manufacturers, users, and property owners under Superfund’s strict, joint and several, and retroactive liability.

Massachusetts Environmental Law at this Moment: Earth Day 2024

Written by / Published Monday, 22 April 2024 15:26
On the state level, the new Massachusetts Climate Law, An Act Creating a Next-generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy, set ambitious statewide limits on emissions to achieve net zero by 2050. With interim emissions reduction goals, this new statute should revitalize the need for quick climate solutions and collaborative processes across all sectors.

Massachusetts’ 2024 Environmental Justice (EJ) Strategy

Written by / Published Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:33
On February 15, 2024, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) published Massachusetts’ first-ever “Environmental Justice Strategy” (EJ Strategy).1 This EJ Strategy comes as a result of the Commonwealth’s 2021 Environmental Justice Policy, which directed all EEA agencies to develop their own environmental justice (EJ) strategies.2

McGregor Recognized as a Massachusetts "Go-to-Lawyer" on Environmental and Energy Law

/ Published Friday, 19 January 2024 11:53
Annually the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly publication, the legal newspaper of record for practicing attorneys, selects leading lawyers to recognize in an important field of law. For 2023 the subject was Environmental/Energy and our firm founder and senior partner Gregor I. McGregor was so honored.

Classic McGregor PowerPoint on "Massachusetts Environmental Law From A-Z" Updated and Now Available

Written by / Published Tuesday, 08 August 2023 11:36
Firm Senior Partner Gregor I. McGregor has updated his popular PowerPoint covering environmental law from "A to Z." This means it surveys Massachusetts state and local environmental laws, regulations, bylaws and ordinances, as well as related federal laws and legal doctrines, from Air Pollution to Zoning and everything in between!

Public Lands Preservation Act Codifies EOEEA Policy and Article 97 “No Net Loss”

Written by / Published Friday, 31 March 2023 12:45
Article 97 of the Amendments to the Massachusetts Constitution, approved by the voters in 1972, established a right to a clean environment including its natural, scenic, historical, and aesthetic qualities for the citizens of the Commonwealth.
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