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By Elizabeth Knauer and Victoria Treanor. The development of the jurisprudence distinguishing claims properly brought under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) from those that should be brought under Section 113 of the statute continues in small steps.  In a ruling from the bench on March 26, 2019, Judge … Read Post


On February 7-8, 2019, SPR principals Daniel Riesel and Pamela Esterman will co-chair the 49th annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Course in Washington, DC. The course, which is co-sponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute, will feature advanced-level presentations by senior public officials, distinguished law professors, seasoned private practitioners, and experienced public interest … Read Post



Authors: Heewon Kim and Joyce Kung   New York State: Proposed Guidance Emphasizes Development of Living Shorelines On December 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) released a draft guidance document highlighting the use of natural and nature-based features in shoreline stabilization, also known as “living shorelines.”  The guidance promotes a … Read Post





SPR Principal Dan Chorost and Associate Priya Murthy wrote the lead article in the August 2015 issue of Environmental Law in New York.  The article, “Demonstrating Divisibility at Sediment Megasites: Building a Case Against Joint and Several Liability in Superfund Waterways,” provides practice commentary on a defense to Superfund liability in contaminated waterways. Contaminated waterways … Read Post



On February 5-7, 2014, SPR principals Daniel Riesel and Pamela Esterman will co-chair the 44th annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Course in Washington, DC. The course, which is co-sponsored by ALI CLE and the Environmental Law Institute, will feature advanced-level presentations by senior public officials, distinguished law professors, seasoned private practitioners, and experienced public interest … Read Post