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Hazardous Waste Claims Client Settlement Reached

Today we finalized a settlement between our client, a research institution, and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, resolving claims related to hazardous waste transportation and storage at our client’s facility, thereby avoiding an enforcement lawsuit by DTSC. Under the agreement, half of the agreed-upon penalty amount will be directed to Supplemental Environmental Projects […]

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United States District Court Approved a Consent Decree

Today, the United States District Court approved a consent decree to settle a lawsuit by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for cleanup and oversight costs of a property located in Pomona, California. Under authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the California Hazardous Waste Control Law, DTSC […]

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We’re Honored!

Jennifer Novak has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section’s Executive Committee. The Section’s mission is to further the education of its members in fields of law affecting the environment and environmental regulation. Its members span the range of environmental law, including water, air, energy, CEQA […]

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We’re Three!

On our second anniversary, we decided to begin a tradition, celebrating each year of our firm’s success by making a donation to a local cause. This year, to celebrate our third anniversary, we’ve become a Community Sponsor for the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, located in San Pedro, California. Since 1935, the Aquarium has used both natural […]

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Mentoring, Continued…

Today, the California State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section hosted its Environmental Law Negotiations Competition. Jennifer Novak served as a volunteer judge, offering critiques, praise, and real-world parallels to some of the competitors. This is the fourth time in seven years that Ms. Novak has judged the competition, which is held every other year in […]

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