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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The COVID-19 global pandemic has severely disrupted global and domestic M&A activity. Still, parties continue to identify strategic transactions, and one open question is how to properly due diligence environmental liabilities while living in a COVID-19 world…

First published in Law360, April 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Environmental

April 24, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

On April 10, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Land and Emergency Management released “Interim Guidance on Site Field Work Decisions Due to Impacts of COVID-19” (“Guidance”).1

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Energy Evolution

Environmental

April 14, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

On March 27, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the Bureau of Land Management’s (“BLM”) motion for summary judgment, upholding the agency’s decision to rescind, or roll back, hydraulic fracturing regulations finalized during the Obama Administration (the “2015 Rule”).

Environmental

April 3, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

Environmental

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 27, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

The Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an agency under the Department of Homeland Security, released advisory guidance on March 19, 2020, and updated the guidance on March 23, to help state and local governments identify essential business operations that remain exempt from shelter in place or other restrictions imposed as a result of COVID 19…

Environmental

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 24, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

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.

Environmental

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 24, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

Companies with environmental compliance obligations should think carefully about and plan ahead for how the coronavirus outbreak might affect their ability to comply…

Environmental

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 19, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

Guidance documents have always been important and useful tools for the regulated community to: glimpse how an agency might use its discretion, determine how an agency might apply a regulation, and simply understand complex statutes and regulations…

Environmental

March 2, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

Last week, the EPA announced two significant settlements for violations of the Clean Air Act relating to emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) from upstream oil and gas production facilities…

Environmental

January 28, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

On December 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a limited-time opportunity for existing owners of upstream oil and gas facilities to discover, correct, and self-disclose…

Environmental

December 23, 2019
Environmental
Environmental

In September 2019, a federal district court in Massachusetts ordered the owner of a fuel storage terminal to pay $1.2 million in civil penalties for violations of the Clean Air Act and the Clean…

Environmental

November 7, 2019