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

North Carolina PFAS Lawsuit Adds To Increasing State Legal Action

On November 23, 2022, a lawsuit brought by the state of North Carolina was removed to federal court. With the lawsuit, North Carolina became the...

Elections Impact On PFAS Initiatives

As the dust settles from the recent election cycle, anyone following PFAS developments closely must consider how the shifting balance of power will...

PFAS Medical Monitoring Goes To State Supreme Court

A year-and-a-half ago, we predicted that in the PFAS litigation world, medical monitoring claims would quickly become a claim that finds its way...

Michigan PFAS Regulations Struck Down By Court

On November 15, 2022, a Michigan state court struck down Michigan PFAS regulations related to drinking water enforceable limits. While several...

California PFAS Lawsuit Could Be Biggest State PFAS Lawsuit To Date

On November 10, 2022, California's Attorney general filed a lawsuit against over a dozen companies seeking damages for PFAS pollution to the...

CERCLA PFAS Comment Period Closes

We previously reported on the EPA's long-anticipated proposed rule to designate PFOA and PFOS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA. The public...

EPA’s Contaminant List Includes All PFAS

We previously reported on the EPA's announcement for its Draft Fifth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 5), which contemplated listing all PFAS as an...

Prop 65 PFAS Notices Increasing In Number

We previously reported on several significant actions by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) listing six types...

PFAS and Environmental Justice Cross Paths Again

Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report detailing its findings with respect to PFAS and environmental justice community...

Pennsylvania PFAS Drinking Water Standards Set

Last week, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board voted in favor of establishing drinking water standards for PFOA at 14 parts per trillion...

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

W. Joseph Gunter

Attorney

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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