With renewed focus on the environmental agenda and a broadened menu of liability, corporations and other institutions are increasingly likely to be targets of regulatory scrutiny, government investigations and even civil suits. Whether it is climate change, which President Biden has positioned as “the number one issue facing humanity”, forever chemicals, or stormwaters, companies and investors face expanding challenges to meet expectations in this critical space, or face liability.
The Biden Administration already has made clear that it will seek to apply the government’s regulatory powers in new ways to companies not traditionally expected to be the target of environmental regulators and leverage the power of agencies that historically have not focused on environmental enforcement. At the same time, states and municipalities are becoming more aggressive, in many instances creating stricter regulatory regimes than the federal government, and filing lawsuits to force changes in corporate behavior alleged to have negative environmental impacts.
King & Spalding is uniquely positioned to partner with you and face these challenges head on. We bring a multi-disciplinary perspective to our client’s advantage, drawing on our:
If you are looking to better understand your environmental risk profile, embroiled in or expecting a governmental inquiry, or facing litigation from consumers allegedly impacted by environmental wrongdoing, King & Spalding stands at the ready to help navigate this evolving landscape.
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Brandt Leibe and Brian Stansbury discuss President Biden’s recent climate change executive order that includes a directive for EPA and the DOJ to significantly elevate environmental justice enforcement efforts
December 8, 2020
Doug Henderson explains why the incoming Biden administration’s pledge to take quick action to address PFAS chemicals will have ripple effects in high-stakes lawsuits playing out across the country
December 2, 2020
Marcella Burke and Grant Nakayama explain why politically appointed lawyers at the Environmental Protection Agency, Interior Department, and Justice Department will play pivotal parts in the Biden administration
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