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Environmental law history

In California, environmental law is an important area of concern in real estate, development, industrial practice, and many other aspects of life. It stems from a growing awareness of the importance of environmental resources as well as an appreciation for their...

Judge rejects EPA finding that popular pesticide is safe

During the administration of President Donald Trump, the federal Environmental Protection Agency issued many rulings that were, to say the least, very controversial. One of the most controversial of such rulings was the declaration that the weed killer Roundup does not pose a serious health risk and was “not likely” to cause cancer. The regulation was challenged in the courts,…

Understanding hazardous waste disposal in San Diego

San Diego businesses dealing with hazardous materials have a litany of rules and regulations they must adhere to in avoiding being sanctioned, facing lawsuits and having their entire existence threatened. Those that deal with hazardous materials are required to handle and dispose of those materials in certain ways to ensure the environment is not negatively impacted. Knowing how to properly…

DISH Network fined millions for improper hazardous waste disposal

Far too many businesses in California underestimate the importance of abiding by hazardous waste disposal laws. This is especially problematic because once regulators catch the violations, they’ve usually been going on for a significant period of time. As a result, the penalties that are imposed can be significant, causing substantial damage to the business in question. DISH Network faces massive…

How to appeal a denied hazardous waste disposal permit

Managing hazardous waste in California is more challenging than many people realize. There is a plethora of local, state, and federal regulations that you have to abide by, and failing to adhere to them can result is serious penalties. That’s why if your business deals in hazardous materials of any kind, then you need to have an understanding of the…

Minimizing liability under impending ‘forever chemicals’ regulation

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new plan for the cleanup of potentially hazardous substances known as “forever chemicals.” This plan could lead to liability for some businesses. The EPA plans to combat poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in progressive stages: Research, which includes defining and categorizing individual PFAS to determine toxicity levels in pollution mitigation. Restrict, through statutory…

Purchasing water rights for your business

The process of purchasing water rights for your California business can be complex. When you purchase a water right, you do not own the water, but you obtain a legal right to use it in a useful manner. The State Water Resources Control Board issues water permits to businesses. There are two main types of water rights in California. Riparian…

Do you know how to deal with Clean Water Act violations?

The Clean Water Act is aimed at curtailing pollution of America’s waterways. The regulations related to the Act can be onerous for businesses but failing to abide by them can lead to significant penalties that could shake the viability of your business. It could even lead to more severe action that could force your business to close. How are Clean…

Our attorneys can help minimize your company’s environmental law risks

Environmental issues are guaranteed to impact your business, no matter what industry you are in. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day, making it extremely difficult to thoroughly address these environmental concerns, on top of everything else business owners have to deal with. The good news is that the attorneys of Caufield & James LLP have the knowledge…