Land Development & Sustainable Building

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) just released its new Guidance for Sampling and Analysis of PFAS Under NYSDEC’s Part 375 Remedial Programs January 2020.  Click here for background about PFAS chemicals and why regulators are taking action.

The guidance provides sampling protocols for PFAS in soils, sediments, solids, monitoring wells,

Yesterday, was a big day for climate change policy in New Jersey.  Official announcements were made on plans to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050 and to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 2006 levels.  The announcements also included plans to address sea level rise and chronic flooding in development projects, and

Concerns about the human health and environmental impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – known as “PFAS” – are increasingly in the headlines and trending on a practically daily basis.  Click here for the basics about PFAS chemicals and the potential adverse human health effects.

Last week, an environmental group released a study reporting that

On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released its much-anticipated Infrastructure Plan. While the bulk of the more than 50-page document proposes a wide array of funding and reforms for various infrastructure programs, as well as ways to streamline and fast-track permitting for infrastructure projects, it also proposes changes to Brownfield redevelopment programs, including

New Jersey’s new governor signed an executive order yesterday directing his acting Department of Environmental Protection commissioner, Catherine McCabe, and Board of Public Utilities President Joseph Fiordaliso to begin negotiations with current state members of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to re-enter the program.  This order reverses former Governor Chris Christie’s 2011