Jenner & Block

“Environmental Hot Topics: Critical Business Considerations,” Toxic Torts

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner E. Lynn Grayson and Associate AlexanderJ. Bandza examine the top 10 environmental issues that represent critical business considerations for U.S. companies and their legal counsel in 2015. The top 10 issues include the following: 1. social cost of carbon; 2. it’s not all about the U.S. EPA anymore; 3. environmental litigation developments; 4. soil vapor intrusion and site assessment; 5. insufficient water resources; 6. “doing good” is good business; 7. shifting federal enforcement; 8. nanotechnology; 9. green chemistry; and 10. renewable energy vs. environmental interests.  Toxic Torts is the newsletter of DRI’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee.