2020 Environmental and Energy Forecast

January 21, 2020
MGKF Special Alert - Forecast 2020

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox takes a look at some of the key issues to watch in 2020 at the federal level and at the state levels in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

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FEDERAL FORECAST

Overview of Federal Activities
Carol F. McCabe, Esq. and Zachary J. Koslap, Esq.

Legal Fights Over Clean Water Act Rule Expected to Continue in 2020
Todd D. Kantorczyk, Esq.

CERCLA Litigation
Carol F. McCabe, Esq. and Zachary J. Koslap, Esq.

Climate Change Litigation - Uncertainty and Jockeying will Continue in 2020 on Jurisdictional Questions
Garrett D. Trego, Esq.

Groundwater Discharge - U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Maui Case in 2020
Garrett D. Trego, Esq.

Federal PFAS Legislative and Regulatory Developments
John F. Gullace, Esq. and Shelby L. Hancock, Esq.

Toxic Substances Control Act Developments
Carol F. McCabe, Esq. and Zachary J. Koslap, Esq.

National Environmental Policy Act Rulemaking to Revamp Environmental Project Reviews
Carol F. McCabe, Esq. and Zachary J. Koslap, Esq.

Vehicle Emissions Standards
Carol F. McCabe, Esq. and Zachary J. Koslap, Esq.

Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulations
Megan A. Elliott, Esq.       

Federal Agencies Scheduled to Revamp Use of Guidance Documents
Todd D. Kantorczyk, Esq.


PENNSYLVANIA FORECAST

Pennsylvania’s Climate Change Initiatives Entering 2020
Thomas M. Duncan, Esq.

PADEP Issues New Management of Fill Policy
Michael M. Meloy, Esq. and Will Hitchcock, Technical Consultant

Changes Coming to Act 2 Requirements and Cleanup Standards
Michael M. Meloy, Esq. and Will Hitchcock, Technical Consultant

PFAS Picking Up Steam in Pennsylvania
John F. Gullace, Esq. and Shelby L. Hancock, Esq.

Applying the Environmental Rights Amendment in 2020
Thomas M. Duncan, Esq.


NEW JERSEY FORECAST

Site Remediation Program Reform in 2020
Bruce S. Katcher, Esq.

Regulating and Remediating PFAS in New Jersey
John F. Gullace, Esq. and Shelby L. Hancock, Esq.

Natural Resource Damages in 2020
Maria C. Salvemini, Esq.

Environmental Justice in New Jersey in 2020
Maria C. Salvemini, Esq.

New Jersey’s Climate Change Resilience Strategy
Maria C. Salvemini, Esq.

Stormwater Utilities – Progress Expected in 2020
Bruce S. Katcher, Esq.


DELAWARE FORECAST

New Stormwater Regulations Set to Take Effect in Delaware
Austin W. Manning, Esq.

PFAS Contamination Leading to Investigations and Litigation in Delaware
Stephen D. Daly, Esq.

Carney Administration Continues to Push Climate Change Initiatives in Delaware
Stephen D. Daly, Esq.