Environmental

Compliance & Litigation

CMBG3’s Comprehensive

Environmental Services

Meeting Compliance

Identify legislation that will impact your business and recommend action steps to avoid disruption of business

Help clients develop comprehensive compliance programs to lower risk and reduce costs

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Specialists in California’s Proposition 65, which regulates over 900 chemicals and requires detailed compliance steps from companies that sell, distribute, or manufacture
products in California

Suzanne Englot, former Environmental Health and Safety Consultant, provides unique
expertise to ensure regulatory compliance

Health & Safety

Develop ways to integrate regulatory compliance systems with environmental
monitoring and measuring

Help clients achieve compliance objectives with health and safety training and
implementation

Create policies and procedures that encompass employee health and safety

Help companies with workplace violations achieve quick compliance

Environmental Litigation

Examples of environmental litigation cases that we have handled include:

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Post-fire contamination cases

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Hazardous waste site cleanup cases

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Transportation of hazardous waste cases

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Underground oil tank and boiler release cases

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Land, property, and water contamination, including CERCLA claims

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PFAS contamination

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Prop 65 litigation cases

Strength

in Numbers

Connecticut PFAS Lawsuits Reflect Growing Trend

In April 2023, we wrote regarding the state of Maine's unique approach to litigating seeking costs for remediation for PFAS in the state's...

PFAS MDL Settlements: Red Herrings For Downstream Companies

Leading up to the aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) MDL litigation bellwether trial in June 2023, questions circulated regularly about the end game...

EPA PFAS Air Testing Methods Signals Step Towards Emissions Standards

EPA PFAS air testing method standards were recently published by the EPA to measure substances such as PFAS in air emissions. The new standard is...

John Gardella Recognized As Top 20 Environmental Litigator In Massachusetts

Congratulations to Attorney John Gardella for being named one of the 20 Go To Lawyers for Environmental Law in 2023 by Massachusetts Lawyer's...

John Gardella Interviewed On PFAS By New Lede Publication

Attorney John Gardella was recently interviewed by Shannon Kelleher, contributing writer for The Guardian and The New Lede publication, for her...

IARC PFAS Findings Will Influence Litigation and EPA Challenges

On December 1, 2023, the International Agency For Research On Cancer (IARC) released its findings with respect to the carcinogenicity of PFOA and...

Ohio PFAS Lawsuit Settled For $100 Million

On December 1, 2023, it was announced that the state of Ohio had settled an environmental pollution lawsuit (State of Ohio v. E.I. du Pont de...

PFAS State AG Lawsuits Update: Delaware Enters the Fray

2023 has proven to be an extremely busy year for PFAS state AG lawsuits seeking environmental pollution remediation costs from PFAS manufacturers...

PFAS and WHO: Major Conference This Week Will Impact Litigation

This week, the International Agency For Research On Cancer (IARC) is holding a week-long conference in Lyon, France to discuss the carcinogenicity...

Michigan PFAS Drinking Water Case Is Appealed

On several occasions, we wrote regarding a Michigan state court ruling that struck down Michigan’s PFAS regulations related to drinking water...

Regulated chemicals for which we counsel clients

Team members specializing in environmental issues

States in which we represent clients for environmental issues

Experts in California’s Prop 65 regulations

Overturning Massachusetts DEP’s Decision to Levy Fines

Our client was a light industrial company that, due to the nature of its work, stored several types of liquid and chemical waste on its property for later disposal. A fire damaged a large portion of the company building where the chemicals were stored. It was determined to be an accidental fire; however, the fire caused several containers of chemicals to explode, leading to contamination of the company’s land. The Massachusetts DEP investigated the chemical runoff from the fire and alleged that the chemicals had permeated public land and waterways at levels above allowable concentrations. Our investigation of surrounding industrial sources of pollution, our site inspections, and soil and water samples performed by an expert LSP enabled us to write a comprehensive response report to the DEP showing that the chemical pollution was confined to the company’s property and had likely never contaminated public soil or waterways. With our report and negotiations with the DEP, the agency dismissed the Notice of Responsibility against our client, thereby saving our client thousands of dollars in fines.

California Team

Christine D. Calareso

Christine D. Calareso

SVP, Business Development | Partner

Gilliam F. Stewart

Senior Counsel

New England Team

John P. Gardella

Shareholder

Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder

Alexandra M. Fraher

Attorney

Jessica L. Deyoe

Attorney

How We Can Help You

While all of our attorneys litigate environmental cases, should you need help with an issue in a specific state in which we regularly handle environmental legal matters, please contact

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