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A number of environmental, health, and safety regulatory agencies are beginning to recognize that companies are challenged in their ability to meet deadlines, and no doubt more will follow.

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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 24, 2020
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The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (the “CSB”) has issued a final rule that, for the first time ever, requires direct accidental release reporting to the CSB of regulated substances under certain conditions (the “Final Reporting Rule”).

V&E Environmental Law Update

February 17, 2020
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The challenge demanded refined problem-solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple and, at times, conflicting priorities. Fortunately, Corinne Snow was up to the task. Recently, as counsel and chief of staff in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Snow helped manage the Division of more than 400 attorneys…

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February 17, 2020
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A coal mine was on the brink of closure. For environmentalists, it was welcome news. But for residents of a Native American tribal reservation who relied on mining jobs to support their families, the consequences of a closure would be devastating. As an attorney for the mining company during the Obama Administration, it was Patrick…

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January 6, 2020
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To the untrained eye, policy and data-driven discussions among a mild-mannered group of elected officials and panelists may not seem all that exciting. But at a recent congressional subcommittee hearing, V&E partner Ron Tenpas was in his element. “It was a lot of fun,” Tenpas, a member of V&E’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice, said….

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April 10, 2019
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It was far from a typical airplane landing. In 2008, when V&E partner Ron Tenpas was serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush, the U.S. Navy was facing a number of high-profile lawsuits. Environmental groups had sued the Navy…

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February 11, 2019
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When V&E Partner Margaret Peloso talks to law students about why she became a lawyer, she offers a simple explanation: sharks. As a student at Duke University majoring in Marine Biology, Peloso used to conduct underwater research off the coast of North Carolina, where bumping into sharks was not uncommon. “Having gone through that enough…

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August 21, 2018