• 03.29.22

    California’s New Environmental Board Will Shake Up DTSC Oversight

    In an article for Bloomberg Law, Manatt Partner Matthew Williamson and Associate David McGrath discussed the creation of California’s new Board of Environmental Safety and its role in deciding appeals of the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) permitting decisions.According ...

  • 08.16.21

    Key Funding Opportunities In Senate Infrastructure Bill

    Steven Polan, June DeHart and David McGrath co-authored a Law360 article on President Biden announcing his support for a $1.2 trillion bipartisan framework for investing in U.S. infrastructure over an eight-year period.

  • 07.12.21

    Controversial program targets warehouse emissions

    David Smith and David McGrath co-authored a Daily Journal article on The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s 2021 adoption of an “indirect source rule” regulating warehouse operations throughout its jurisdiction and why it could potentially spur litigation among ...

  • 07.02.20

    California’s Hazardous Waste Enforcement Scheme Could Spur Litigation

    Litigation partner Matthew Williamson and environment associate David McGrath authored an article for Bloomberg Law discussing how the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)’s 2019 Violations Scoring Procedure (VSP) upended enforcement proceedings and could lead to more ...

  • 05.22.19

    EPA Dips Toes Into PFAS Drinking Water

    “On April 25, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) for public review and comment. The comment period ends on June 10, ...

  • 08.30.16

    Lessons Between the Lines in Fed's Final Guidance for Evaluating Climate Change Impacts in NEPA ...

    On August 1, 2016, after nearly six years and two drafts, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a final version of its guidance for considering greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of climate change under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (Final ...

  • 07.21.16

    Update to Federal and California Environmental Agencies' Steps to Advance Environmental Justice

    Environmental officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Environmental Protection Agency have recently taken steps to further incorporate the concept of environmental justice into their rulemaking and enforcement policies. EPA defines environmental ...



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