Environmental and Land Use Law

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Archive for 2013

Posted In: Insurance

It Might Get Messy: Environmental Site Cleanups under Boston Gas

Judge Hillman notes in Graphic Arts Mutual Ins. Co. v. D.N. Lukens, Inc. that his interpretation of insurance obligations for long-tail claims “has the potential for creating a maelstrom of…

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Posted In: DEP, Renewable Energy

MA’s New Solid Waste Master Plan: A Mixed Bag for Municipalities

The Massachusetts 2010-2020 Solid Waste Master Plan: Pathway to Zero Waste., released on May 7, is nothing if not ambitious. It calls for a 30% reduction in solid waste disposal…

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Posted In: Solar Energy

Reaching Deval Patrick’s New Solar Energy Goal

In a few short years, Massachusetts has seen widespread adoption of solar energy, thanks to solar-friendly legislation and aggressive promotion by Governor Deval Patrick. In 2008, he set a goal…

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Posted In: Stormwater

EPA Stormwater Permit for New Hampshire Municipalities: Phosphorus Sticker Shock

The EPA’s recently issued revised draft “Small MS4 Permit” for stormwater discharges from New Hampshire municipalities has brought sticker shock to communities now subject to phosphorus removal requirements not contained in the…

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Posted In: Ocean Management

The Country’s First Comprehensive Ocean Management Plan

Massachusetts recently unveiled proposed regulations to implement the country’s first comprehensive ocean management plan.  Future development projects in Massachusetts Marine waters will soon have another set of regulatory requirements to…

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Posted In: Section 106 Historical Review

Streamlining the Section 106 Historical Review Process

The historic review process can present a substantial hurdle for development projects.  For example, A&K is currently helping clients manage historic review procedures in a variety of contexts including: tribal…

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