While the Access Statute is a powerful tool in an environmental attorney’s toolbox, a recent court ruling by the New Jersey Appellate Division has restricted when that tool can be wielded.

The New Jersey Appellate Division, in Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC v. Paulsboro Refining Company LLC “(Solvay v. PRC”), has confirmed that a party

On September 6, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published a proposed rule to designate Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as the Superfund.

These two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been linked to various adverse

Recent news regarding elevated levels of a commonly used chemical in drinking water may have potentially greater implications for almost all public water supply systems.  PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), which have been identified as carcinogens, have been reported in 570 water systems, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis of water utility data

On April 1, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) proposed drinking water standards (known as maximum contaminant levels, or MCLs) for two PFAS – 14 parts per trillion (“ppt”) for PFOA and 13 ppt for PFOS. If the rule is promulgated, it will set the limit for the amount of each substance