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Brownfield Redevelopers Beware!

Due Care and Indemnification Agreements and the CERCLA BFPP Defense The last year has seen its share of unique decisions relating to CERCLA liability.  Recently I blogged about one case with ramifications for brownfield developers: … Read More >

File This One Under Yikes!

Developers need to take heed of this one. Based on a recent decision in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, developers could find themselves involved in lawsuits alleging that they are liable… Read More >

On Site Soil Movement: Part 201 Or Part 111?

So what do you do if you own a contaminated property that is a “facility” under Part 201 of NREPA (Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act) and you want to move dirt from one location… Read More >

Green House
Green House

Lending And Energy Efficiency – How Are They Related?

Back in October when I was at the GreenBuild conference in Toronto I sat in on an interesting presentation headed up by Philip Henderson of the Natural Resources Defense Council regarding lending and energy efficiency…. Read More >

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Drinking Water

DEQ Criteria

Did you know that some DEQ exposure pathways are on the chopping block? Ok, so chopping block may not be exactly right phrase, but at the Air & Waste Management Association’s November meeting, DEQ representative… Read More >

Baseline Environmental Assessments and Landlord Refinancing

Here’s an interesting issue that landlords throughout Michigan may be seeing more of when they seek refinancing. Remember the Court of Appeals decision last year in 1031 Lapeer LLC v. R.L Price Properties? Banks remember… Read More >

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ENERGY STAR – New Guidelines for Homebuilders

Since the EPA rolled out its ENERGY STAR Program for homes in 1995, 1.2 million new home received this designation. The designation is given to homes achieving established energy savings and reduction in greenhouse gas… Read More >