environmental law professional Articles

  • Book Review: The Yearbook of European Environmental Law, Volume 3

    Reviewed by Paul Street This volume of the Yearbook of European Environmental Law is separated into sections consisting of articles (pp. 1–354); a survey of current substantive EC environmental law organised by subject (pp. 355–552); a consideration of recent developments in environmental ...


  • Mitigating pesticide pollution in China requires law enforcement, farmer training, and technological innovation

    To feed an ever‐growing population, it is necessary to take all measures to increase crop yields, including the use of pesticides. It has long been a difficult task to boost agricultural production and simultaneously minimize the impact of pesticide application on the environment, particularly in China, a developing country with more than 1.3 billion people. China has recently become the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Can Anyone Be an Environmental Manager?

    This column explores the current condition of the EHS profession - and raises a number of troubling questions that have yet to be openly addressed within our professional ranks.  The problem was summed up in a headline I saw recently saying, "The EHS profession has skidded down the food chain."  In the jargon of marketing, the environmental profession has no identifiable brand and ...

  • Environmental forensics: courting science?

    Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found its way into contemporary parlance owing to ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Environmental Insurance: Finding a Good Tailor

     An article by this author in the December 1999 issue of Brownfield News analyzed two new environmental insurance products, the cleanup cost cap and pollution liability policies, which have proven to be key factors in the success of some contaminated property transactions. The article explained that, to achieve this success, environmental insurance experts need to tailor the policy to the ...

  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

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  • Environmental Health & Safety Liability Assessment Systems

    An excerpt from the book, "Information Technology Solutions for EHS Professionals," by Thomas J. Morahan, Vice President of EHS Technology at InteGreyted, International ...


  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • ESdat environmental database software helps organizations manage their environmental data for ISO 14001

    Environmental data management software is an efficient way to handle large amounts of data generated with the adoption of environmental standards like ISO 14001.  A recent survey by EScIS shows that 100% of environmental professionals saved time using their ESdat environmental database software and that having the data organized was seen as a major feature. ESdat environmental database ...

  • What You Don`t Know Can Hurt You - Environmental Audits

    What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You An Environmental Audit is a Good Way to Minimize Risks and Save Money By: Raymond Kane P.E. CPEA The mere mention of the word “audit” conjures up feelings of anxiety and concern that bad things are about to happen. Who looks forward to an IRS audit and what company doesn’t worry that their ...

  • Environmental Insurance for Lenders: What is It, and Can It Substitute for Due Diligence?

     This article addresses two aspects of the new environmental insurance policies for lenders (usually referred to as Secured Creditor, or SC, policies): that of the sometimes significant differences among the policies now on the market, and the controversial due diligence issue - whether the policies can be a 'substitute' for environmental due diligence or a Phase I. The four major ...

  • The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

     Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are environmental risks. This so-called ...

  • Things that can get you fired an environmental career has some unique challenges

    With the economy what it is, job security is a topic on most people’s minds. In a recent article distributed by FINS and The Wall Street Journal, Kelly Eggers  examined the top 10 things that one can do to get oneself fired.1 Indeed, a quick internet search can find dozens of similar “top reasons” for terminations. There is a common thread among all of these articles, such ...

  • Brownfield remediation - Urban revitalization requires local groups to learn to identify brownfield sites and understand the liability issues and environmental concerns.

    Brownfields are defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as 'abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.' Vacant industrial sites, gas stations, commercial buildings, and offices all fall under the heading of brownfields. Brownfields can be found in almost ...


  • Book Reviews: The Poor had no Lawyers: Who owns Scotland (and how they got it)

    Keywords: Land law, land reform, Scotland, community right to buy, land ownership, feudal system Environmental law is a fascinating subject. It is an area with which this reviewer would not claim any particular expertise, which is a strange claim to make at the outset of a review in an environmental law journal. Imagine, then, the audacity of writing a book of 32 chapters on land ...


  • A REC is a REC, right? Wrong!

    A Recognized Environmental Condition, or REC for short, is a term everyone involved in a commercial property transaction is familiar with. It is a potential problem area for the perspective commercial property buyer, a red flag to the lender, and often a headache for the seller and buyer both. Officially defined by ASTM International (ASTM, E-1527-05) as “the presence or likely presence of any ...

  • Supporting a global audit program - how the convergence business model provides consistent quality audits and business value case study

    Client: Fortune 500 US Global Company Sector: Pharmaceuticals Services: Environmental, health and safety (EHS) auditing for compliance to laws, regulations, company policies, and best practices; EHS Management Systems Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Process Safety; Radiation Safety; Registration, Evaluation, ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • A Benchmark Study of EMIS Performance and Effectiveness

    This article presents some of the results and conclusions drawn from a recent online, inter-industry survey of companies using EMIS tools to manage their environmental, health, and safety data. INTRODUCTION The final quarter of the 20th century saw two major changes that greatly affected industry: the advent of environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) awareness, and the computing ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • About TecH2O

    Who is cleaning your cooling tower? With warmer weather on the way, it will soon be time to put cooling towers back into service.  According to legislation passed by New York State effective 11/15/2015, “All owners shall ensure that all cooling towers are cleaned and disinfected when shut down for more than five days” and “any person who performs cleaning and ...


    By TecH2O

  • EPA’s AAI: A new phase in ESAs?

    Environmental due diligence is on the brink of change. Some subtle. Others more substantive. The changes stem from EPA's mandate pursuant to the January 2002 Small Business Liability Relief and Revitalization Act (the Federal Brownfields Law) to write the nation'01/s first federal standards for conducting "all appropriate inquiries,” the process by which a property's potential for ...


    By ECA Geophysics

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