Friday, July 8, 2011

More third-party enviro permit challenges ahead in PA?

The Saul Ewing law firm is informing its clients that case law concerning awards of attorney’s fees and costs under Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Law continues to expand in favor of parties opposing final actions by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Where proposed projects are facing public opposition (even by a small group of grassroots organizers), the potential exposure for expensive and lengthy litigation before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board is even greater than it was before, according to Andrew T. Bockis, an associate in the firm's Environment, Energy and Utilities Department.

Bockis explains a June 15, 2011 Commonwealth Court ruling and how it is likely to affect proposed projects facing public opposition in: Pennsylvania court ruling increases possibility for third-party permit challenges.

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