Environmental and Land Use Law

Updates on Environmental and Land Use Law in New England and the US from Anderson & Kreiger LLP

Archive for October, 2013

Posted In: Insurance

National Flood Insurance and Businesses: The Price of A Clam Roll May Be Rising

The National Flood Insurance Program’s redrawing of flood maps and roll-back of flood insurance subsidies for some properties have caused an uproar from homeowners in coastal and other areas where…

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Posted In: DEP

What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? Court Narrows the Definition of a “Willful” Violation of Environmental Law, but Not Enough

A new SJC decision narrows the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) authority to impose penalties without notice, but leaves that authority unfairly broad. The Administrative Penalties Act (G.L. Chapter 21A,…

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Posted In: Real Estate

How to Implement EOEEA’s Environmental Justice Policy

A South Boston recycling project – facing opposition from its surrounding environmental justice community – illustrates the perils to both neighborhoods and developers trying to get projects off the ground…

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