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Environmental Law News

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Posted on: Jul 17, 2019

Due to technical upgrades, the Office of Environmental Adjudication’s fax, (317) 233-9372, will not be available until mid-July. Please accept my apologies and my thanks for your patience.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2019

The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's air office skyrocketed through the ranks of Texas governmental agencies and an EPA regional office, giving her significant local experience that makes her a logical pick for an administration focused on delegating more responsibility to states.

Posted on: May 14, 2019

Needing to place an insurance carrier on notice of an environmental claim? Once clearing the dust from an old insurance policy buried in a client’s storage room, check out the registered agent information that insurers file with the Indiana Department of Insurance. 

Posted on: Apr 22, 2019

With the General Assembly session ending soon, now is a good time to check in on several environmental bills. Keep an eye out to see if these bills are enacted before the session closes on April 29.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2019

On April 2, 2019, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announced $9.83 million is available for clean air projects through the first round of the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Trust Fund Program. Awards ranging from $50,000 and $2 million will be given to projects that significantly reduce diesel emissions in Indiana.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2019

On April 16, IndyBar’s Environmental Law Section will be hosting a one-hour seminar on environmental audits. Don Snemis of Ice Miller will discuss the legal requirements of EPA’s and IDEM’s self-disclosure and audit policies and EPA’s small business and new owner’s policies. He will also discuss EPA’s eDisclosure Portal. Christopher Bishop of ATC will discuss the nature, scope, and benefits of environmental audits from the environmental professional’s point of view.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

A new Indiana bill proposes to significantly curb protests related to pipelines and other "critical infrastructure." Senate Bill 471, which recently passed the Senate, would enhance criminal penalties for peaceful protests against pipelines, refineries, and natural gas facilities, that occur on private property. 

Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

In a recent opinion, the Indiana Court of Appeals found that IC 34-11-2-11.5 provides a 10-year statute of limitations for claims under Indiana’s Environmental Legal Action statute, IC 13-30-9-1 et seq., and that the limitations period commences when cleanup costs are incurred.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released its “PFAS Action Plan” to address Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. PFAS are a group of synthetic chemicals found in a wide array of products. Due to their widespread use since the 1940s, most people in the United States have been exposed to PFAS.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2019

This year’s Symposium is entitled Environmental Resilience: The Legal and Policy Landscape.

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