The Private Sector Should Heed White House Warning On Cyber Resilience Because Compliance Is Coming | Husch Blackwell LLP

The increased concern about ransomware incidents from both quantitative and severity standpoints, spurred the White House to urge corporate business leaders to improve their defenses and resilience posture against ransomware attacks. In a June 2, 2021 open letter to Corporate Executives and Business Leaders (the Letter), Anne Neuberger, the WhiteContinue Reading

Environmental Policies and Compliance Affect Investor Interest

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY JUSTICE The concept of environmental justice is one of the ways in which environmental action and social justice come together. More specifically, environmental justice is typically concerned with the fair and equal treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, income, orContinue Reading

Environmental Compliance webinar Q&A | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

What would be your recommendation for owners and operators upon discovering a potential breach/non-compliance? It would depend on the scope of the breach/non-compliance. If pollution by liquid is suspected from the vessel, then it is recommended to immediately suspend all pumping operations and promptly follow notification procedures as per company’sContinue Reading

USEPA Adds Enforcement Teeth to Promote Environmental Justice, Next Gen Compliance | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

While the Biden administration has struggled to expeditiously implement carbon reduction and sustainability goals, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) continues to move the needle on a number of notable environmental justice and enforcement policies. On April 30, 2021, acting USEPA Assistant Administrator Lawrence E. Starfield issued a memorandumContinue Reading

AEP energy mix draws scrutiny during final day of evidentiary hearing on environmental compliance proposal | Energy and Environment

A day after American Electric Power representatives testified before West Virginia utility regulators in a case that will help shape the state’s energy future, regulator staff, industrial and environmental group witnesses made their own cases for what the utility should do next — and how ratepayers should pay for it.Continue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

On May 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14030 (EO 14030).1 Stating that the “intensifying impacts of climate change present physical risk to assets, publicly traded securities, private investments, and companies,” EO 14030 seeks to increase disclosure of climate-related financial risk by both the public sector and private sector. AsContinue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

On May 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14030 (EO 14030).1 Stating that the “intensifying impacts of climate change present physical risk to assets, publicly traded securities, private investments, and companies,” EO 14030 seeks to increase disclosure of climate-related financial risk by both the public sector and private sector. AsContinue Reading