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RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative Publishes Fact Sheet on Financing Renewable Energy Projects

EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative, which seeks to promote the siting of renewable energy projects on previously contaminated brownfield and mining properties, has now developed a fact sheet on financing tools that can help make these deals a reality. The financing … Continue reading

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New Enforcement Protection for Brownfield Renewable Energy Projects

In a December 2012 Guidance Memo, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Assistant Administrators for Enforcement and Solid Waste set forth enforcement principles intended to enhance protections for developers of renewable energy projects on contaminated or previously contaminated “brownfield” properties.  The … Continue reading

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Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites

A prior blog post and Pepper Hamilton LLP Client Alert discussed the issuance of a new report from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) titled “Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites.” On Wednesday, December … Continue reading

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National Academy of Sciences Recommends Adoption of Guidance To Incorporate Sustainability Remedy Selection Factors in Cleanup Decisions Where Permitted By Law

On November 8, 2012, the National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), released a report, “Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites” (available from the National Academies Press at http://www.nap.edu or from news@nas.edu), … Continue reading

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NEW APPROACHES ENVISIONED FOR SUSTAINABLE SITE REMEDIATION

The National Academies of Science (NAS) Committee on Long-term Management of Contaminated Groundwater is studying ways to “improve hazardous waste management at problematic sites where the presence of recalcitrant and/or poorly accessible contaminants,” including  methods of cleaning up sites “sustainably”.  … Continue reading

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