Environmental and Land Use Law

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

Author Archive : Mina Makarious

Posted In: Insurance

Pollution Insurance Coverage: What Did the Insured Know and When Did It Know It?

A new Appeals Court decision (litigated on behalf of the insureds by Anderson & Kreiger) has restored the usefulness of pollution legal liability (PLL) policies, overturning a Superior Court decision…

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Posted In: DEP, Real Estate

Demystifying DEP’S New Cleanup Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) has issued significant amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (“MCP”), the massive set of regulations governing the cleanup of oil and hazardous materials…

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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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Posted In: Renewable Energy

New Ground in Zoning: A Case Developers, Abutters and Municipalities Should Bookmark

GPH Cohasset v. The Trustees of Reservations, a land court case approving a town’s permit for a wind turbine to be developed on conservation-owned land, reached a variety of interesting,…

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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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