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 Alleges Fraud

On October 13, 2020, a significant North Carolina PFAS lawsuit was filed by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed suit against DuPont and...

PFAS In Food Limit Set By Europe – Will The U.S. Follow?

On September 17, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced the publication of the final version of its latest scientific opinion on...

Climate Lawsuit To Be Heard By U.S. Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a Fourth Circuit climate lawsuit decision this month.  The City of Baltimore brought a climate...

EPA Science Panel Will Impact Asbestos Regulations

On October 1, 2020, the EPA announced the nominees for the approximately 15 additional spots on the TSCA Scientific Advisory Committee on Chemicals...

PFAS Ban In Cosmetics Is Precedent Setting Step In CA

We previously reported on the Toxic Free Cosmetics Act (Assembly Bill 2762) out of California, which was passed by the California legislature and...

PFAS Firefighting Foam Ban Passes In CA

Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newson signed into law SB-1044 (Firefighting Equipment and Foam: PFAS Chemicals). The bill is in essence a PFAS...

PFAS Levels In NH Ignored By Air Force

We recently reported on New Hampshire's legislation that set maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS) for...

Environmental Law In NJ To Protect Low Income Communities

New Jersey's Governor Murphy recently signed into law S-232, the “toughest” environmental law of its kind in the country, that is aimed at curbing...

PFAS GenX Study Draws Direct Comparisons With PFOA

A new study regarding the health effects of the much heralded PFAS named "GenX" shows results that compare in some ways to PFOA studies. While...

Glyphosate Litigation Takes Criminal Turn

Two name-partners in a plaintiff firm based in Richmond, Virginia were sentenced to one and two year prison terms for pleading guilty to attempting...

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.

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

California Team

W. Joseph Gunter

Partner
Northern California
W. Joseph Gunter

Partner

Northern California

Christine D. Calareso

Partner & Director of California Offices
Southern California
Christine D. Calareso

Partner & Director of California Offices

(949) 467-9605
Southern California

Luis A. Barba

Supervising Partner - Irvine
Southern California
Luis A. Barba

Supervising Partner - Irvine

Southern California

Gilliam F. Stewart

Of Counsel
Northern California
Gilliam F. Stewart

Of Counsel

(415) 957-2322
Northern California

New England  Team

John P. Gardella

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
John P. Gardella

Shareholder

(617) 279-8225
Boston, Massachusetts

Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder

Boston, Massachusetts

Clifford V. Pascarella II

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Clifford V. Pascarella II

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Ross Elwyn

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Ross Elwyn

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne Englot

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Suzanne Englot

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra M. Fraher

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Alexandra M. Fraher

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica L. Deyoe

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Jessica L. Deyoe

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

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