Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications

Overview

Robinson+Cole's Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group is one of the largest and most diverse in the Northeast. Our lawyers provide sophisticated, practical, and cost-effective advice to clients facing all manner of environmental, health and safety (EH+S), and utility (electricity, gas, steam, water, and telecom) needs in jurisdictions and at sites and facilities across the country.

Our Services

Our practice is diverse and results oriented. Our deep understanding of EH+S and utility law, and our sensitivity to our clients’ business needs, help us deliver results that our clients value. Our performance has resulted in consistent top ratings with Chambers, Martindale Hubbell, and other lawyer ranking services. Our services include the following:

  • representing clients in federal and state courts
  • resolving issues in business transactions
  • conducting due diligence
  • negotiating purchase and sale agreements
  • obtaining permits
  • remediating contaminated sites
  • siting power production and telecom facilities
  • responding to releases, government inspections, and major incidents
  • providing risk management guidance and regulatory counseling

Our Team

Many of our members have degrees in related scientific and engineering disciplines and/or prior employment with governmental agencies and consulting firms. In addition to our substantive expertise, which covers all media under every major statute and regulatory program, we make it a priority to understand our clients’ businesses and business objectives. Taking full advantage of our collective knowledge and backgrounds of our group, we staff matters smartly and leanly. Associates and analysts work directly with experienced partners, making for efficient client teams. Our environmental lawyers work closely with our land use, real estate, general litigation, white-collar, business, and tax colleagues to provide comprehensive, creative, and effective advocacy and counseling. We are leaders in offering truly sustainable alternative fee arrangements and view these as valuable tools in structuring client relationships. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with our clients the billing and staffing arrangements that best serve their needs.  

    • News
      • November 13, 2017

        Diana Neeves Participates in Panel Discussion on Cultural and Religious Bias in Land Use in New Jersey

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      • November 1, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Receives 37 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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      • October 27, 2017

        Megan Baroni to Lead Group within American Bar Association Section of Litigation

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      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 9, 2017

        Joey Lee Miranda Participates in Women of Power Panel at RESA Symposium

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      • September 14, 2017

        Diana Neeves Tackles "Take-Home" Toxins in Article

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      • August 21, 2017

        Peter Lacouture to Lead ABA Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section

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      • August 15, 2017

        Fifty-Nine Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

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      • August 3, 2017

        Richard Fil Reappointed Chair of RIBA's Environmental and Energy Law Committee

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      • July 7, 2017

        Brian Freeman Authors Article for Environmental Publication

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      • June 29, 2017

        Alex Judd Named to ABA Section of State and Local Government Law's Nominating Committee

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      • June 2, 2017

        Environmental + Utilities Group Members Volunteer to Keep Bushnell Park Beautiful

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      • May 26, 2017

        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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      • May 9, 2017

        Todd Berman Presents Awards to Students at Connecticut Invention Convention

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      • May 8, 2017

        Earl Phillips and Rich Fil Speak at Annual ISRI Convention

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      • February 14, 2017

        Megan Baroni Co-Chairs CLE Joint Seminar for ABA's Section of Litigation

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      • February 7, 2017

        Environmental + Utilities Group Members Speak on 2017 Regulatory Outlook at CEF Forum

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      • January 31, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Six New Associates

      • December 20, 2016

        Peter Lacouture Edits Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Industries for 12th Year

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      • December 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Environmental + Utilities Group Members Present on Compliance Trends for 2017

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      • November 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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      • November 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole's Environmental + Utilities Group Holds Annual Summit

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 11, 2016

        Emilee Mooney Scott Appointed to West Hartford Conservation & Environment Commission

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      • September 30, 2016

        Emilee Mooney Scott Publishes Environmental Year in Review Article for Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • July 21, 2016

        Richard Fil Reappointed Chair of RIBA's Environmental and Energy Law Committee

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      • July 5, 2016

        Megan Baroni and Tavo True-Alcala’s Article on the Clean Water Rule Featured in the ABA Environmental Litigation Committee Newsletter

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      • June 23, 2016

        Megan Baroni Quoted in Legal NewsLine

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      • June 23, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Present on Data Security to the New England Fuel Institute

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      • June 16, 2016

        Alex Judd Elected Secretary of CBA's Energy, Public Utility, and Communications Law Section

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      • May 27, 2016

        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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      • May 23, 2016

        Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Appoints Robinson+Cole Lawyer to Board of Directors

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      • May 3, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Honored for Pro Bono Service

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      • March 8, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Finalist for American Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

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      • February 24, 2016

        Peter Knight and Megan Baroni Conduct ABA Roundtable on CERCLA Consent Decrees

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      • February 10, 2016

        Richard Fil Reelected to RISEP Board of Directors

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      • February 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Forms Sustainability Cross-Practice Team

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      • December 28, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

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      • November 23, 2015

        Jim Ray and Megan Baroni Co-author Article for Environmental Litigation

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      • November 10, 2015

        George Watson Presents at EPOC ELUR Seminar

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      • October 28, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Publish Articles in Connecticut Law Tribune's Connecticut Supreme Court Section

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 8, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes 10 New Lawyers

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      • October 5, 2015

        Peter Lacouture Edits Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries for 11th Year

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      • September 3, 2015

        Peter Lacouture Elected Vice-Chair of PUCAT

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • July 28, 2015

        Brian Freeman and Megan Baroni Co-author Article for Environmental Litigation

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      • July 9, 2015

        Richard Fil Selected to Chair RIBA's Environmental and Energy Law Committee

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      • July 7, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Named One of Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”

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      • July 1, 2015

        Alex Judd Writes Article on Regulation of Cellular Telecommunications Facilities for The Urban Lawyer

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      • June 24, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Elected to Connecticut Forest & Park Association Board of Directors

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      • June 23, 2015

        Earl Phillips Has Been Elected to Co-chair the American Bar Association's Waste and Resource Recovery Committee

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      • June 3, 2015

        Joey Lee Miranda Co-Hosts and Participates in NEECE

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      • May 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Earns Six Practice Area Rankings in Chambers USA 2015

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      • May 15, 2015

        Environmental and Utility Lawyers Participate in ABA Cell Tower Webinar

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      • May 1, 2015

        Hartford Lawyers Present at ABA Section of State and Local Government Law Spring Meeting

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      • April 21, 2015

        George Watson Presents at EPOC Environmental Land Use Restrictions Seminar

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      • April 20, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Publish Articles for Special Edition of Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • April 9, 2015

        Alexander Judd Elected to Hartford Preservation Alliance Board of Directors

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      • March 4, 2015

        Richard Smith Speaks on Offshore Aquaculture Permitting

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      • February 4, 2015

        Boston Lawyers Present on Environmental Risk

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      • December 9, 2014

        Environmental and Utilities Lawyers Plan HRSC Presentation

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      • December 5, 2014

        Alex Judd Elected to CBA Leadership Position

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      • December 4, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

      • November 26, 2014

        Hartford Lawyers Address Climate Change Regulations in Connecticut Law Tribune article

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      • November 24, 2014

        Pam Elkow Pens Article for ABA Environmental Publication

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      • November 17, 2014

        Hartford Lawyers Co-author Connecticut Law Tribune Article

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      • November 13, 2014

        Peter Lacouture Edits Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries for 10th Year

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      • November 5, 2014

        Joey Lee Miranda Moderates CBIA/CPES Energy Panel, Co-authors ABA Article

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      • October 16, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers

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      • September 18, 2014

        Hartford Lawyer to Chair ABA SEER Committee

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      • September 4, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Announces Annual Community Service and Pro Bono Awards

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      • August 25, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Launches HigherEdWire – News for legal counsel

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      • August 22, 2014

        Hartford Lawyer Selected to Chair ABA Telecommunications and Land Use Subcommittee

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      • May 29, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Earns Rankings in Chambers USA 2014 in all Connecticut Practice Areas

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      • April 30, 2014

        ABA's Section of Litigation Recognizes Megan Baroni for Outstanding Contributions

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      • February 12, 2014

        Stamford Lawyer Co-chairs CLE Seminar for ABA's Section of Litigation

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      • January 9, 2014

        Environmental and Utilities Lawyers Speak at MCTA Meeting

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      • December 12, 2013

        Stamford Lawyer Authors Article for ABA's Environmental Litigation

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      • November 13, 2013

        Environmental Analyst Elected President of Connecticut Environmental Forum

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      • November 12, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Promote Manufacturing Blog at SBANE's Prospectus 2013

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      • November 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Three National Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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      • October 18, 2013

        Stamford Lawyer Appointed to Connecticut House Task Force

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      • October 16, 2013

        Environmental Lawyer Speaks at Global Shipping Conference in China

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      • September 30, 2013

        Connecticut Bar Association Recognizes Eric Lukingbeal with Clyde O. Fisher Award

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      • September 16, 2013

        Peter Lacouture Edits ABA's Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Annual Report for Ninth Year

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      • August 22, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces Annual Pro Bono, Mentor, and Community Service Awards

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      • August 20, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Featured Volunteer in The First Tee of Connecticut

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 9, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Featured in Scrap Magazine

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      • June 26, 2013

        Jonathan Schaefer Joins Bushnell Park Board of Directors

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      • June 19, 2013

        Pam Elkow Assists Massachusetts Solar Cell Manufacturer in Overcoming Legal Barriers

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      • June 13, 2013

        Megan Baroni Selected for Leadership Fairfield County Program

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      • June 10, 2013

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 17 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

      • April 17, 2013

        Providence Lawyer Edits Book for ABA's PUCAT Section

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      • April 16, 2013

        Joey Lee Miranda Represents Connecticut's First Commercial, Utility Scale Solar Project

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      • April 4, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Participate in Energy, Environment, and Economic Development Conference

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      • March 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Selected as James W. Cooper Fellows of the Connecticut Bar Foundation

      • February 8, 2013

        Megan Baroni Authors Article Published on ABA Website

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      • December 28, 2012

        Peter Knight Authors Chapter on Environmental Class Actions

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      • December 5, 2012

        Earl Phillips and Sorell Negro Discuss Shale Development for American Planning Association Webinar

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      • November 13, 2012

        Pamela Elkow Featured in Inaugural Issue of New Environmental Magazine

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      • November 7, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives 32 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • September 14, 2012

        Ten Robinson & Cole Attorneys Selected as “Lawyers of the Year”

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 15, 2012

        Energy and Utilities Partner to Lead American Bar Association’s Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance Committee

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      • July 23, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Joey Lee Miranda Joins Lawyers for Children America’s Board of Directors

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      • June 19, 2012

        Land Use Lawyers Write About the Popularity of Land Banking and the Clean Water Act

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      • June 18, 2012

        Quinnipiac University Law School Profiles Joey Lee Miranda

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      • June 18, 2012

        Rhode Island Bar Association Honors Peter V. Lacouture with the Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism

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      • June 7, 2012

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 16 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

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      • May 2, 2012

        Environmental Attorneys Discuss Siting, Moving and Expanding Operations at Scrap Metal Convention

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      • April 23, 2012

        Environmental and Utilities Lawyers Write About Supreme Court Decision on Clean Water Act

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      • March 21, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Among Largest Firms in Real Estate, Insurance and Environmental Law

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      • February 16, 2012

        Environmental Attorneys Offer Key Points for a Successful Property Transfer in Scrap Magazine

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      • February 3, 2012

        Environmental Partner Elected to Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals Board

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      • February 1, 2012

        Environmental Partner Chairs ABA Panel on Environmental Class Actions

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      • January 31, 2012

        Environmental Attorney Writes Article on ‘Tri-State’ Water War

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      • January 5, 2012

        Peter Lacouture featured in Providence Business News

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      • December 22, 2011

        Partners Discuss Environmental Class Action Case at Boston Bar Association

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      • December 15, 2011

        Boston Attorneys Coach Students to “Stand Up for Your Rights”

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      • November 9, 2011

        Environmental Partner Presents on Environmental Liabilities in Transactions

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      • October 14, 2011

        Governor Malloy Celebrates Company Robinson & Cole Helped Relocate to Connecticut

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      • September 21, 2011

        Presentation on Environmental Health and Safety Audits Noted in Scrap Magazine

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      • September 12, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 31, 2011

        Reflexite Combines with ORAFOL to Create Leading Global Reflective Materials, Graphic Products, and Industrial Tapes Group

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      • July 20, 2011

        Attorneys Peter Knight and Ronald Zdrojeski Quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • July 13, 2011

        Environmental Partner on Panel Discussion about the New Economy in Fairfield and Westchester Counties

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      • June 30, 2011

        Attorney Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Story about Noncompete Agreement

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      • June 17, 2011

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Six Practices, Names 12 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

      • June 16, 2011

        Pamela Elkow Examines Legal Issues in Resurrecting Brownfields

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      • June 10, 2011

        Megan Baroni Edits Book on the Legalities of Water Resources

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      • June 9, 2011

        Environmental and Utilities Practice Group Partner Participates in ABA Community Podcast

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      • June 8, 2011

        Todd Berman Congratulates Connecticut Environmental Forum Invention Convention Winners

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      • May 27, 2011

        Environmental Attorney Speaks at Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association Conference

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      • May 23, 2011

        Environmental Attorneys Present on Environmental Health and Safety Audits

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      • April 20, 2011

        Pamela Elkow Presents Webinar About Vapor Intrusion

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      • April 8, 2011

        Earl Phillips and Rich Smith Present at National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Convention

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      • March 16, 2011

        Environmental Attorneys Coauthor Article on Creating Sustainability Programs for Businesses

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      • March 14, 2011

        New York Times Article on Greenhouse Gas Quotes Brian Freeman

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      • March 1, 2011

        Environmental and Utilities Attorney Cochairs Seminar and Moderates Panel

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      • February 17, 2011

        Environmental Attorney Puts the Spotlight on Greenhouse Gas

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      • February 17, 2011

        Environmental Partner Elected Vice President of Connecticut Power & Energy Society Board

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      • January 11, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Elects New Partners

      • January 6, 2011

        Attorney Comments on Greenhouse Gas Developments

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      • January 5, 2011

        Environmental Attorney Weighs in on Green Standards

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      • December 17, 2010

        Attorneys Reelected to Connecticut Chapter Board

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      • December 16, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Elevates Six New Counsel

      • November 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LandLaw Partner Speaks at RetailGreen Conference

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      • November 10, 2010

        Best Lawyers Names Five Robinson & Cole Attorneys as Lawyers of the Year, Most Chosen in the Hartford Community

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      • November 10, 2010

        Real Estate and Environmental and Utilities Groups Team Up to Present Interactive Forum

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      • November 9, 2010

        Environmental Attorney Examines Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations

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      • November 4, 2010

        Environmental and Utilities Attorney Joins Committee of National Association

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      • October 29, 2010

        Environmental and Utilities Attorney Examines Wind Power at National Conference

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      • October 14, 2010

        Environmental and Utilities Attorney Thinks Green

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      • September 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LLP Receives Most Connecticut First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • September 13, 2010

        Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Industries

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      • July 8, 2010

        Earl Phillips Jr. Featured in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s “Gulf Lessons”

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      • May 13, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Has Law School Note Republished

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      • April 30, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LandLaw Lawyer Reappointed to Executive Committee of the American Nuclear Society

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      • April 26, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Joins Connecticut Science Center’s Programming Committee

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      • April 12, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Speaks at Construction Institute Series Program

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      • March 8, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Author Chapter in Global Climate Change Special Pamphlet Series

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      • March 2, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Reelected to Board of Directors of Westerly Land Trust

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      • February 2, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Elected to Board of Directors of Turnaround Management Association’s Connecticut Chapter

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      • January 6, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Elected Vice President of Broad-Park Board of Directors

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      • December 28, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Senior Analyst Featured in Connecticut Law Tribune Article

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      • October 29, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Authors Article on Debtors with Environmental Liabilities

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      • September 2, 2009

        Books by Robinson & Cole LandLaw Partners on Best Seller List

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      • August 12, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Edits Book on Electricity Law and Policy

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      • July 28, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Named Cochair of New England Chapter, Federal Communications Bar Association

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      • April 10, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Elected Secretary of New England Women in Energy and the Environment

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      • February 6, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Elected to Board of Directors of the CTTMA

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      • November 3, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Elected Fairfield County Bar Foundation Vice President

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      • October 17, 2008

        Robinson & Cole's Sustainability and Climate Change Practice Group Releases Legal Update on First RGGI CO2 Auction

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      • September 26, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Presents at Environment 2008 Conference

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    • Publications + Presentations
    • "Regulatory Trends and Outlook for 2017," presented at Presentation to the Connecticut Environmental Forum (CEF), co-presented by Todd R. Berman, Robert S. Melvin, Emilee Mooney Scott and Brian C. Freeman, Presented to the Connecticut Environmental Forum (CEF), Wethersfield, CT (2/1/2017)
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      Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, authored by Peter V. Lacouture, edited since 2005, this annual report is published by the American Bar Association's Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section (formerly Sections of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law) (2005 - 2016)

      "Environmental and Compliance Trends for 2017: Practical Strategies for Staying Ahead of Regulatory Changes," presented at BLR webinar, co-presented by Todd R. Berman, Brian C. Freeman and Emilee Mooney Scott, webinar (11/30/2016)
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      EPA Turns Up the Heat on Refrigerant Regulation (10/28/16)

      EPA Report Addresses Voluntary Strategies for Reducing Air Pollution at U.S. Ports, co-authored by Peter R. Knight and Tavo T. True-Alcala (October 14, 2016)

      "Environmental Year in Review: Decisions Reinforce DEEP's Authority," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, authored by Emilee Mooney Scott (9/19/2016)
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      "Regulatory Complexity and Ballast Water Management," published in The Maritime Executive, co-authored by Tavo T. True-Alcala and Peter R. Knight (September 16, 2016)
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      "Who Can Rule on the Clean Water Rule?" co-authored by Tavo T. True-Alcala and Megan E. Baroni, in Environmental Litigation, a publication of the American Bar Association's Environmental Litigation Committee (6/7/2016)
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      "OH S#&%! Is My Company and Customer's Data Secure?" presented by Linn F. Freedman, at the 2016 New England Fuel Institute's VISIONS conference in Worcester, Massachusetts (6/15/2016)
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      "OH S#&%! Is My Company and Customer's Data Secure?" presented by Christopher Foster, moderator at the 2016 New England Fuel Institute's VISIONS conference in Worcester, Massachusetts (6/15/2016)
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      Army Corps of Engineers Proposes Revised Connecticut General Permit (4.25.16)

      We are pleased to introduce our Sustainability Team (4/11/2016)

      EPA Proposes Significant Expansions of Its Risk Management/Accidental Release Prevention Program (3/31/2016)

      Congratulations to Sorell Negro, Finalist for National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (3/23/2016)

      Green Tax Incentive Compendium, authored by Jerome L. Garciano (1/1/16)

      EPA Launches eDisclosure Portal and Modifies FOIA Presumption, co-authored by Earl W. Phillips Jr., Robert S. Melvin, Megan E. Baroni and Jonathan H. Schaefer (Dec 2015)

      "Emhart v. United States: Another Failed Attempt to Prove Divisibility under CERCLA," published in Environmental Litigation, co-authored by Megan E. Baroni and James P. Ray (Fall 2015)
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      "Rulings Put Limits on State Regulators and Intervenors," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, authored by Emilee Mooney Scott (9/14/2015)
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      "Renewable Energy," published in Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, co-authored by Joey Lee Miranda and Alexander W. Judd (2015)
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      U.S. EPA Proposes Methane Limits for Oil and Gas Industry (8/24/2015)

      Introducing our Northeast Development Law Blog (8/10/2015)

      "Sediment Update: A Summary of the Procedural Status of a Collection of Sites," published in Environmental Litigation, co-authored by Megan E. Baroni, Brian C. Freeman and Mark Myers and Drew Pearsall, lawyers from the Seattle, Washington, office of Williams Kastner (Summer 2015)
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      Expanded Significant Environmental Hazard Requirements for Connecticut Site Owners: Changes, Pitfalls, and Impacts (7/15/2015)

      Major Expansion of EPA Rules for Underground Storage Tanks (7/9/2015)

      U.S. House Passes Bill to Revise Corps and EPA Definition of “Waters of the United States” (5/15/2015)

      "Chemical Regulation in the Laboratories of Democracy," published in Natural Resources & Environment, authored by Emilee Mooney Scott, a publication of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (Spring 2015)

      "Is the Chemistry Right for Chemical Safety Reform," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, authored by Emilee Mooney Scott (3/23/2015)
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      "Permitting Challenges for Offshore Marine Aquaculture Facilities," presented by W. Richard Smith Jr., spoke at the Aquaculture America 2015 meeting in New Orleans (2/21/2015)
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      "Mass Tort Claims Administration and Handling: Lessons from Deepwater Horizon," published in Environmental Litigation, co-authored by Alexander W. Judd and Peter R. Knight, a publication of the ABA (Winter 2015)
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      Looking Forward to 2015 for Manufacturers/Distributors (2/11/2015)

      "Environmental Risk in the Real World," co-presented by Karla L. Chaffee and Christopher Foster, participated in a panel discussion on behalf of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) in Boston, Massachusetts (1/15/2015)
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      Claims Administration and Handling in Mass Tort Cases: Lessons from Deepwater Horizon (1/9/2015)

      "High Resolution Site Characterization," (12/4/2014)
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      "Transactions Involving Bankruptcy: Avoiding the (Dis)Stress," published in Natural Resources & Environment, authored by Pamela K. Elkow (Fall 2014)

      Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, edited since 2005, this annual report is published by the American Bar Association's Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law (2015)

      "Renewable Energy," co-authored by Joey Lee Miranda and Emily C. Deans, published in Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, an ABA publication of the Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section (2014)
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      "Developments in Energy Infrastructure," presented by Joey Lee Miranda, moderated panel discussion at the What's the Deal 2014 21st Century Business Energy Conference sponsored by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and the Connecticut Power and Energy Society, held in Cromwell, Connecticut (10/8/2014)

      "EPA Proposal Raises Concerns About Electricity Supply," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored by Brian C. Freeman and Alexander W. Judd (November 2014)

      "What Once Was Old Is New Again: Recent Developments in Judicial Review of Land Use Regulation of Cellular Telecommunications Facilities," published in The Urban Lawyer, authored by Alexander W. Judd (Fall 2014)

      Army Corps of Engineers Abandons New England General Permit (10/22/2014)

      BP Found Grossly Negligent for Deepwater Horizon Spill (9/22/2014)

      "Fresh Lessons About Wetlands, Permits and Appeals," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored by Candace M. Cunningham and Emilee Mooney Scott (9/22/2014)

      Robinson+Cole's Education Group Launches HigherEdWire LinkedIn Group (8/11/2014)

      "Valuing Contaminated Properties for Litigation," presented by James P. Ray, presented at the International Right of Way Association's 60th Annual International Education Conference in Hartford, Connecticut (6/23/2014)

      "Environmental, Mass Torts & Products Liability Litigation Committees' Joint CLE Seminar," at annual workshop for litigators involved in environmental, mass torts, and products liability matters, presented by Megan E. Baroni, co-chair (1/30 to 2/1/2014)

      "Food Waste Recycling," authored by Brian C. Freeman, published in Connecticut Green Guide, a special publication of the Hartford Business Journal (Spring 2014 )

      "Water Supply, Conservation & Use: Market Drivers & Responses," co-presented by Earl W. Phillips Jr. and W. Richard Smith Jr., presented to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (3/2014)

      "Council of Counsel Luncheon," at NSSGA 2014 Convention, presented by Earl W. Phillips Jr.

      2013 EPA Enforcement Statistics Reveal an Agency Trying to do More with Less (02/25/2014)

      New SPCC Guidance May Be a Helpful Tool for Owners and Operators (01/24/2014)

      Looking Forward to 2014 for Manufacturers/Distributors (01/21/2014)

      "The Regulation of Fracking," presented by Sorell E. Negro, Guest Lecturer at Quinnipiac Law School for Professor Jeffrey Meyer's Environmental Law Class (10/31/2013)

      Deadline Approaching for Comments on EPA Water Study to Impact Clean Water Act Jurisdiction (10/24/2013)

      "How Water Connectivity May Be Used to Expand CWA Jurisdiction," published in ABA Environmental Litigation Section Newsletter, authored by Megan E. Baroni (Fall 2013)

      "Fractured Communities: Hydraulic Fracturing and the Law in New York State," at Albany Law Review symposium panel, presented by Sorell E. Negro (9/24/2013)

      Check out our Manufacturing Law Blog (09/10/2013)

      Connecticut Combined Heat and Power Programs (09/06/2013)

      "Of Counsel: Old Refrigerant Regulations, New Interpretations," published in Scrap, co-authored by Megan E. Baroni, Earl W. Phillips Jr. and Richard M. Fil (July/August 2013)

      2013 CT Legislative Session – Energy Update (07/24/2013)

      Red Alert on Greenwashing (07/11/2013)

      "Managing Our Coastal Resources Post-Irene and Sandy: New Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines," at Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association's annual "Hot Topics in Land Use Law and Practice" program, presented by John P. Casey (6/21/2013)

      Connecticut Establishes Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (06/12/2013)

      "New Takings Issues: Regulating Shale Development and Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change," presented by Sorell E. Negro, presented as part of CLE panel discussion on hot topics in land use and environmental law at the ABA's Young Lawyers Division Spring Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota (5/17/2013)

      New EPA Vessel General Permit Includes Numeric Limitations for Ballast Water Discharges (04/30/2013)

      "Federal Flood Plain Regulation," at Lorman Education Services audio conference, co-presented by John P. Casey and Ernest Abbott & Molly Lawrence (4/26/2013)

      CL&P and UI Set to Announce Another LREC/ZREC RFP (04/11/2013)

      "FTC Provides Primer On 'Green' Paint Marketing," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, authored by Emilee Mooney Scott (4/8/2013)

      Underground Tanks At Your Facility In Connecticut? (03/28/2013)

      "Emergency Management and Continuity Planning – The Developing Legal Issues," presented by W. Richard Smith Jr., presented to the Connecticut Power & Energy Society, program on How Do We Get Prepared? (3/2013)

      "Beyond the Fracking Wars," at a CLE panel at the 2013 ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas, Texas, presented by Sorell E. Negro (2/7/2013)

      "Protecting Stream Flows: Water Management Strategies from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission," authored by Sorell E. Negro, published in the Water Resources Committee Newsletter of the ABA's Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources (2/2013)

      Supreme Court Holds Transfer of Polluted Water Within Same Water Body is Not a Discharge Under the Clean Water Act (01/11/2013)

      "Transfer of Polluted Water Not Discharge under CWA," authored by Megan E. Baroni, published on the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Environmental Litigation Committee website (January 2013)

      "Man Camps, Boomtowns, and the Boom-and-Bust Cycle: Learning from Rifle, Colorado, and Williams County, North Dakota," published in Beyond the Fracking Wars, authored by Sorell E. Negro, a publication of the American Bar Association (2013)

      BP’s Suspension Highlights Risk of Exclusion for Government Contractors (12/06/2012)

      "Lessons from the 'Tri-State' Water War," published in State & Local Law News, authored by Megan E. Baroni (Winter 2012)

      "Certifying Environmental Class Actions After Walmart v. Dukes," authored by Peter R. Knight, published in Litigating Environmental Class Actions: Leading Lawyers on Successfully Guiding Clients Through Multi-Party Environmental Cases (11/29/2012)

      "Planning for Shale Development: Booms, Busts, and Beyond," presented by Sorell E. Negro, organized and moderated this national webinar for the American Planning Association (10/26/2012)

      "Marcellus Shale Development: Planning for Environmental, Community, and Economic Impacts," presented by Sorell E. Negro, moderated this session at the American Planning Association's New York Metro Chapter Annual Meeting in New York City (10/19/2012)

      New Requirements for CT UST Owners and Operators Take Effect August 8, 2012 (06/22/2012)

      "Distinguishing Water Law from Land Use to Protect Water Quality and Navigate Rapanos," published in Environmental Claims Journal, authored by Sorell E. Negro (5/21/2012)

      "The View from the Shore - Regulation as Far as the Eye Can See," published in New England Real Estate Journal, authored by John P. Casey (5/18/2012)

      OSHA Focuses on Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (04/23/2012)

      "Ruling Paves Way for Clean Water Act Litigation," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored by Robert S. Melvin and Emilee Mooney Scott (4/9/2012)

      Finally! OSHA Revises Hazard Communications Standards (04/05/2012)

      "Navigating History: Montana and State Riverbed Ownership," published in Law360, co-authored by Evan J. Seeman, Brian R. Smith and Sorell E. Negro (4/2/2012)

      OSHA Releases Guidance on Employer Safety Incentive Programs (03/28/2012)

      "Built Seawalls: A Protected Investment or Subordinate to the Public Trust?" authored by Sorell E. Negro, published in the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal of the University of Maine School of Law (2012)

      "Of Counsel," published in Scrap, co-authored by Earl W. Phillips Jr. and Richard M. Fil (January/February 2012)

      EPA Issues Draft Vessel General Permit (12/9/2011)

      EPA Plans Regulation of Hydrofracking Wastewater (12/1/2011)

      U.S. Congress Considers Uniform Ballast Water Standards (11/03/2011)

      "Understanding and Allocating Environmental Liabilities in the Transactional Context," at Southeastern Business Law Institute, co-presented by Pamela K. Elkow and Lawrence P. Schnapf, esq. (10/27/2011)

      U.S. Court Rejects Industry Challenge to Ballast Water Provisions (08/16/2011)

      New Air Pollution Enforcement Agreement Reached for Vessels in U.S. Waters (06/30/2011)

      Supreme Court Rejects Greenhouse Gas Nuisance Suits (06/21/2011)

      U.S. MARPOL Enforcement Remains Strong through First Half of 2011 (06/20/2011)

      Connecticut Passes Comprehensive Energy Legislation (06/17/2011)

      "Commercial Real Estate Transactions: The New Economic Climate," at 2011 Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting; Richard M. Fil moderated and also spoke in the panel discussion., presented by Carla M. Moynihan (6/16/2011)

      EPA Suspends the Submission Date of Inventory Reporting (05/12/2011)

      "Getting It Done in Connecticut: A Panel Discussion," at Bring Out Your Dead...Resurrecting Brownfields, a class presented by the Community Builders Institute, Connecticut, presented by Pamela K. Elkow (5/5/2011)

      "Performing Environmental Health and Safety Audits: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?" presented at Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' Safety & Environmental Council Conference, co-presented by Pamela K. Elkow and Richard M. Fil (5/3/2011)

      Important Changes Ahead for the EPA's Vessel General Permit Program (04/07/2011)

      "How to Deal with Vapor Intrusion Issues in Real Estate Transactions – What Real Estate Lawyers Need to Know," at Webinar hosted by ExecSense, presented by Pamela K. Elkow (4/5/2011)

      "Whose Drop Is It, Anyway? Legal Issues Surrounding Our Nation's Water Resources," published in ABA's Section of State and Local Government Law, authored by Megan E. Baroni, also authored chapter "Pricing Strategies to Manage Water Demand" (4/2011)

      New Tools in U.S. Coast Guard's Vessel Pollution Prevention Initiative (03/28/2011)

      "Getting a Good Deal Buying or Selling an SSG Business – Business and Environmental Legal Strategies," presented at National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, co-presented by Earl W. Phillips Jr. and W. Richard Smith Jr. (3/21/2011)

      European Union Decides to Ban Six Substances of Very High Concern (02/28/2011)

      "Greenhouse Gases in the Spotlight: Reporting, Permitting, and Litigation," at Webinar produced by the National Constitution Center, Malvern, Pennsylvania, presented by Brian C. Freeman (2/3/2011)

      "Aquaculture 101: Selecting a Business Entity That Works for You – Alternatives & Considerations," at Aquaculture America 2011 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (2/2011)

      BP Claims Process Highlights Tensions in OPA 90 (01/24/2011)

      EPA Requires Testing of 19 High Production Volume Chemicals (01/06/2011)

      "The New Normal – Litigation Management and Budgeting," presented by James P. Ray, Moderator of panel for the American Bar Association's CLE seminar cosponsored by the Litigation Section's Environmental, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Committees, Snowmass, Colorado; event Cochair (1/2011)

      EPA Enters into Statement of Intent with the European Chemicals Agency to Share Information (12/22/2010)

      U.S. Continues Efforts to Impose Emission Limits in Its Territorial Waters (12/21/2010)

      Supreme Court to Review Climate Change "Public Nuisance" Case (12/09/2010)

      CTDEP Reissues General Permit to Limit Potential Emit (12/02/2010)

      Public Hearing on Energy Efficiency Amendments to CT Building Code (12/01/2010)

      Robinson & Cole Is a Qualified Vendor for NYC Brownfield Grants (11/19/2010)

      EPA Releases Guidance on BACT for Greenhouse Gas Emissions (11/16/2010)

      OSHA Announces Changes to the Chemical National Emphasis Program (11/11/2010)

      Coast Guard Revises Foreign Vessel Entry Policy (11/10/2010)

      So, You Are Telling Me Your Product is Green. Will the FTC Agree? (10/08/2010)

      Connecticut DEP Proposes New Spill Regulations (09/30/2010)

      New York City Launches Brownfield Initiatives (08/18/2010)

      New York Revises Net Metering Rules (08/05/2010)

      2010 Connecticut Environmental Legislative Review (07/15/2010)

      "PCBs in Caulk: a New Twist to an Old Problem," at Environmental Business Counsel, West Hartford, Connecticut (6/23/2010)

      Proactive Spill Response Planning and Execution (06/03/2010)

      "The Current Status of Greenhouse Gas Regulation," at Massachusetts Chemistry and Technology Alliance, Marlborough, Massachusetts (5/11/2010)

      "Green Building and Insurance," presented at Robinson and Cole's Sustainability and Climate Change Seminar, co-presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs, Deborah A. Vennos and Jonathan Held (5/4/2010)
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      ASTM International Issues New Standard Guide for Financial Disclosures Attributed to Climate Change (04/12/2010)

      EPA Sets Schedule for GHG Permitting (04/05/2010)

      SEC Issues Guidance on Climate Change Disclosures (02/04/2010)

      New Geothermal Incentive Program Launched in Connecticut (01/06/2010)

      "Climate Change: Law and Economics of Cap-and-Trade (chapter in LEXIS/NEXIS Global Climate Change Series)," published in LexisNexis Global Climate Change Special Pamphlet Series, co-authored by Brian C. Freeman, Earl W. Phillips Jr. and Kirstin M. Etela (1/2010)
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      New York City Unveils Green Legislation Package (12/28/2009)

      EPA Proposes Rules for Mandatory Nationwide Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (12/28/2009)

      EPA's Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases Clears Way to Regulation (12/09/2009)

      SEC Issues Guidance on Shareholder Proposals that May Strengthen Climate Change Resolutions (11/17/2009)

      New Renewable Energy Incentive Program for Connecticut (11/09/2009)

      "First Step into a New Land: EPA’s GHG Reporting Rule," at Air & Waste Management Association, Northeast Chapter Conference, presented by Brian C. Freeman (11/6/2009)
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      "Climate Change and Energy Update," at Robinson & Cole conference for in-house counsel and senior management, Newport, Rhode Island, co-presented by Brian C. Freeman and Kirstin Etela and Joey Lee Miranda (10/9/2009)
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      EPA Adopts Final Rules for First-Ever Nationwide Greenhouse Gas Reporting (09/24/2009)

      Pandemic Flu: Operational Impacts and Regulatory Requirements (09/10/2009)

      NYSDEC Exercises Enforcement Discretion for Tank Regulations (08/24/2009)

      OSHA Announces Emphasis Program Focused on "Highly Hazardous Chemicals" (08/18/2009)

      "Jetties, Docks, Seawalls, Littoral Rights, Waterfront Homes, Spartina, and More," at Robinson & Cole's Coastal Considerations and Regulatory Reality Breakfast Seminar (7/14/2009)

      "A Bonus for Building Energy Efficiency Projects," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored by Brian C. Freeman and Kristin Etela (7/13/2009)

      New Revisions to the Connecticut Property Transfer Act (07/01/2009)

      Carbon Offsets For Energy Efficiency: RGGI Initiates Approval Process, Includes Immediate Deadlines (06/19/2009)

      "Air Compliance and Permitting Trends," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Environment 2009, Waterbury, Connecticut, presented by Brian C. Freeman (6/10/2009)

      "Legal Issues Associated with Stormwater," at Lorman Seminar, presented by Megan E. Baroni (6/3/2009)

      New York City Enacts Local Brownfield Program (05/19/2009)

      "New RICE Crop: Proposed Further NESHAP Expansion for Reciprocting Internal Combusion Engines," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Environmental Policies Council, presented by Brian C. Freeman (5/15/2009)
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      EPA Reinstates Full TRI Reporting Requirements (04/23/2009)

      "First Step into a New Land: EPA’s Proposed GHG Reporting Rule," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Environmental Policies Council, co-presented by Brian C. Freeman and Kirsten Etela (4/17/2009)

      American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Renewable Energy Incentives for Business (04/01/2009)

      "EPA Proposes Rules for Mandatory Nationwide Reporting of Greenhouse Gas," co-authored by Brian C. Freeman and Kirsten Etela, published in Robinson & Cole's Environmental and Utilities Legal Update (3/13/2009)

      EPA Proposes Additional Rules for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (03/12/2009)

      "Another RICE Crop: EPA Proposes Additional Rules for Stationary Reciprocating," co-authored by Brian C. Freeman and Kirsten Etela, published in Robinson & Cole's Environmental and Utilities Legal Update (3/12/2009)

      "Form Based Code and Zoning," at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented by Carla M. Moynihan (3/2009)

      "Educational Initiative on 'Green' Zoning Requirements," at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented by Carla M. Moynihan (3/2009)

      New York Indoor Air Quality Disclosure Law (02/25/2009)

      "Carbon Offsets Basics" (part of "Carbon Offsets: The Whats, Hows, and Watch-Outs") (2/5/2009) presented at Robinson & Cole's Environmental and Utilities Practice Group Sustainability Series Seminar

      EPA's Audit Policy - A New Approach for New Owners (01/21/2009)

      EPA Proposes to Add Pharmaceutical Wastes to the Universal Waste Rule (01/21/2009)

      New Rule Modifies RCRA Solid Waste Definition (01/21/2009)

      EPA's Audit Policy - A New Approach for New Owners (01/21/2009)

      New Requirements for Siting and Permitting in CT (01/21/2009)

      EPA Proposes to Add Pharmaceutical Wastes to the Universal Waste Rule (01/21/2009)

      "Water Stress in New York State: The Regional Imperative?" published in Journal of Water Law, co-authored by Sorell E. Negro and Keith S. Porter (2009)

      "Climate Change Update," at Robinson & Cole Environmental and Utilities Practice Group Briefing, co-presented by Brian C. Freeman and Kirsten Etela, Peter Knight, and Jon Blaine (11/19/2008)

      "Land Sales: Docks, Seawalls, and Jetties: Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them," at luncheon seminar to a group of real estate brokers in southeast Connecticut, co-presented by John P. Casey and Keith Neilson, P.E. (11/13/2008)
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      Northeast States Hold First CO2 Auction Under New Climate Change Program (10/24/2008)

      EPA's Audit Policy - A New Approach for New Owners (10/23/2008)

      "Wetlands Permitting Caselaw Update," at Planning and Zoning Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, presented by John P. Casey (6/18/2008)
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      "Climate Change, Legal Change: A Guide to the Emerging World of Carbon Control," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Environment 2008, co-presented by Brian C. Freeman and Kirsten Etela, Esq. (6/3/2008)

      "Developments in Natural Resources Damages," at Robinson & Cole Environment and Public Utilities Group Briefing, presented by Brian C. Freeman (3/19/2008)

      Update on Natural Resource Damages (03/06/2008)

      "Coastal Land Use Issues in Connecticut," at Lorman Education Services Seminar, co-presented by John P. Casey and John Anderson (7/10/2007)
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      "Greenhouse Gas Policy and Regulation: Federal Developments and Select State Initiatives," at corporate client EH&S national conference, co-presented by Brian C. Freeman and Attorney Kirstin Etela (6/14/2007)

      "The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities for Connecticut Businesses," at Soundwaters Coastal Education Center, Business & Environment Lecture Series, Stamford, Connecticut, co-presented by Brian C. Freeman and Attorney Kirstin Etela (6/14/2007)

      "Environmental Insurance: What LEPs Need to Know," at the Environmental Professionals of Connecticut, co-presented by Pamela K. Elkow and Michael Long, William Gallagher Associates (5/3/2007)

      "Supreme Court Boldly Steps Into Global Warming Debate," published in ABA Appellate Practice Committee's News and Developments E-Flash, authored by Thomas J. Donlon (April 2007)

      "New Source Review Update," at corporate client EH&S national conference, presented by Brian C. Freeman (3/14/2007)

      "The Challenges to a National Offshore Aquaculture Act Program," at USB-Aquaculture Coalition Meeting held at Aquaculture America 2007, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (2/28/2007)

      "Marine Aquaculture: A Growing Business, Legal Landscape – State Programs," at Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C., presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (2/2007)

      "Connecticut's Significant Environmental Hazard Statute and Its Reporting Requirements," presented at Connecticut Environmental Forum, Wethersfield, Connecticut, co-presented by Megan E. Baroni and Richard M. Fil (1/3/2007)

      Key Questions in Addressing Environmental Issues in a Transaction, published in Inside the Minds: Environmental Law Deal Strategies, authored by Pamela K. Elkow (2007)
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      Environmental eNews - October 10, 2006 (10/23/2006)

      "Avian Influenza and Business Continuity Planning," presented by W. Richard Smith Jr., presented to Connecticut Business & Industry Association (8/2006)

      "Connecticut Regulatory Updates," published in New England's Environment, co-authored by Robert S. Melvin and Todd R. Berman (quarterly)
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      "Indelible Public Interests in Property: The Public Trust and the Public Forum," published in Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, authored by Dwight H. Merriam, vol. 32, issue 2 (Spring 2005)

      "U.S. Offshore Aquaculture: Elements of a Viable System," at Aquaculture America 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (1/2005)

      "Public Use Goes Peripatetic: First, Michigan Reverses Poletown and Now the Supreme Court Grants Review in an Eminent Domain Case," published in Planning & Environmental Law, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Amanda S. Eckhoff, vol. 57, no. 1 (1/2005)

      "Chapter 40R: A New Mechanism for Encouraging Housing Construction," published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, co-authored by Matthew J. Lawlor and Michael S. Giaimo (12/2004)

      "Life After Decommissioning - A Legal Overview," at American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C., presented by Richard M. Fil (11/15/2004)

      "Homeland Security and Premises Liability," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Karl P. Baker, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "Update on the First Amendment and Adult Uses," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Benjamin H. Dowling, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "Organizing Support for a Project," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Robert I. McMurry, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "An Addendum on Grassroots Lobbying," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Robert I. McMurry, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "Regulating McMansions, Starter Palaces & Homes on Steroids," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Robert I. McMurry, 20th Annual Land Use Institute, Boston, MA (8/2004)

      "How to Kill a Development Project in 10 Easy Steps," published in Real Property Section Review, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Robert I. McMurry, Los Angeles County Bar Association, vol. 17, no. 2 (Summer 2004)

      "State Cleanup Standards for Decommissioning," at Argonne National Laboratory Decommissioning Training Course, Albuquerque, NM, presented by Richard M. Fil (7/1/2004)

      "Security and Crisis Management - Preparation and Response," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association Annual Meeting, Southington, CT, presented by Richard M. Fil (4/28/2004)

      "The Operational Challenge of Effective Biosecurity Programs," at Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, co-presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. and John R. MacMillan, Ph.D., President, National Aquaculture Association (3/2004)
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      "U.S. Regulation of Offshore Aquaculture: Can We Compete in a Global Market?" at Aquaculture 2004: The International Triennial Meeting of the National Aquaculture Association, the World Aquaculture Association, and the American Fisheries Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (3/2004)
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      "The Aquaculture Facility Permit Process and Regulatory Compliance Requirements: How to Explain Them to Your Banker," at Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (3/2004)
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      "Buckeye Settles Little: The Unanswered Questions About Referenda Used to Stop Affordable Housing," published in Current Trends and Practical Strategics in Land Use Law and Zoning, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Patricia E. Salkin, editor, American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government Law (2004)

      "Condemnation Procedures and Techniques (Pub.243)/Nichols on Eminent Domain (Pub.460)," published in Matthew Bender, authored by Dwight H. Merriam (2004)

      "New Urbanist Codes," published in AICP CD-ROM Training, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Victor B. Dover, Christopher Duerksen, and Robert Joseph Sitkowski (2004)

      "Nonplussed about Nonpareil: Wal-Mart as a Land Use Phenomenon," authored by Dwight H. Merriam, vol. 27, no. 11 (2004)

      "Considerations for Transactions with Environmental Issues," at Orange, CT, co-presented by Richard M. Fil and Pamela K. Elkow (10/22/2003)

      "How to Kill a Development Project in Ten Easy Steps," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Robert I. McMurry, 19th Annual Land Use Institute, Santa Fe, NM (8/2003)

      "The Problems in Keeping Affordable Housing Affordable," published in American Law Institute-ABA, authored by Dwight H. Merriam, 19th Annual Land Use Institute, Santa Fe, NM (8/2003)

      "Homeland Security Issues: A Land Use Checklist," published in American Law Institute-ABA, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Rufus C. Young, Jr., and Elizabeth A. Castellani, 19th Annual Land Use Institute, Santa Fe, NM (8/2003)

      "Defending a Toxic Mold Claim," at Water Intrusion and Mold Claims in Connecticut Seminar, presented by James P. Ray (6/18/2003)

      "Connecticut's Nitrogen TMDL and Credit Exchange Program," at Association of Metropolitan Sewer Agencies, (3/2003) presented at New York City Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association, presented by Robert S. Melvin (6/2003)

      "Top Ten Environmental Issues For Financial Professionals," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored by Pamela K. Elkow and Richard M. Fil (11/2002)

      "Toxic Mold: A Legal Perspective," at Connecticut Society of Women Environmental Professionals Mold Seminar, presented by James P. Ray (10/3/2002)

      "Toxic Mold: A Legal Perspective," at Stamford/Norwalk Regional Bar Association Breakfast Seminar, presented by James P. Ray (10/2/2002)

      "Connecting the Dots to a Successful Brownfields Project: A Case Study," at International Economic Development Council Brownfields Workshop, presented by James P. Ray (8/7/02)
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      "Case Law Updates on Lender and Fiduciary Liability," at Environmental Bankers Association, St. Paul, MN, presented by Richard M. Fil (6/1/2002)

      "Environmental Risk Management in a Post 9/11 World," at Connecticut Business and Industry Association Environmental Health and Safety Expo, presented by James P. Ray (5/01/02)

      "Recent Updates on Water Quality or What's Up with TMDLS?" at International Municipal Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C., presented by Pamela K. Elkow (4/22/2002)

      "Class Actions and CAFOs: A Match Made in (Hog) Heaven," at American Bar Association Environmental Litigation Committee Mid-Year Meeting, presented by James P. Ray (2/2002)
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      "Land Use Controls," at a Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Annual Meeting, presented by Richard M. Fil (6/2001)
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      "Brownfields v. Greenfields: Legal Protections, Legal Limits," presented by Pamela K. Elkow (5/24/2001)
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      "Transactional Aspects of Environmental Law," at the University of Connecticut School of Law, presented by Richard M. Fil (4/2001)
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      "New England Environmental Enforcement Trends," at CBIA's Environmental Health and Safety Conference, presented by Todd R. Berman (3/30/2001)
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      "Environmental Land Use Restrictions," at Environmental Professionals of Connecticut, presented by Pamela K. Elkow (3/30/2001)
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      "Institutional Controls," at Environmental Bankers Association, presented by Pamela K. Elkow (1/21/2001)
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      "The Sulfur Crisis of 2000," at the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) Annual Meeting, presented by Richard M. Fil (1/2001)
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      "Aquaculture Facility Permits – The State/Federal Permitting Process, Public Participation, and Multi-Agency Review," at Aquaculture America 2001, Orlando, Florida, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (1/2001)
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      "Institutional Controls," at an Environmental Bankers Association event, presented by Richard M. Fil (1/2001)
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      Brownfields Law and Practice Connecticut chapter and updated biannually, authored by Robert S. Melvin (2001)
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      "Clean Water Discharges: What Are They and How Will They Change U.S. Aquaculture?" at Aquaculture America 2001 (1/2001)
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      "Bad Faith in Section 1983 Takings Litigation," at Southwestern Legal Foundation Institute on Planning, Zoning, and Eminent Domain (San Francisco), presented by Michael S. Giaimo (11/2000)
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      "Conceptual Site Modeling," at Connecticut Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) Seminar, presented by Pamela K. Elkow (9/7/2000)
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      "Aquaculture and the Environment: Regulatory Issues and Responses," at Connecticut Sea Grant Program, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (3/2000)
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      "Environmental Law for Trust and Estates Practitioners," at a CBA seminar, presented by Richard M. Fil (12/1999)
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      "Smart Growth, Dumb Takings," published in Environmental Law Reporter, co-authored by Dwight H. Merriam and Gurdon H. Buck, vol. XXIX, no. 12 (12/1999)

      "Connecticut Environmental Practice: an Overview," at Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Young Lawyers Committee, presented by Pamela K. Elkow (11/18/1999)
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      "Worker and Community Right-to-Know Requirements," at Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA), presented by Pamela K. Elkow (3/10/1999)
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      "Recent Developments in CERCLA Litigation," at American Bar Association's (ABA) Environmental Litigation Committee Mid-Year Meeting, presented by James P. Ray (2/1999)
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      "What Every Contractor Needs to Know About Brownfields," at Connecticut Construction Industries Association, presented by W. Richard Smith Jr. (11/1998)
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      "Brownfields Property Disposition Strategies," published in Robinson & Cole: The Law & The Land at , authored by Thomas P. Cody (1996)

      "Solid and Hazardous Waste Developments in Connecticut," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association's (CBIA) Environmental Summer School, presented by James P. Ray (6/1993)

      "Negotiating Workable Settlement Agreements," at CBIA's Environmental Summer School, presented by James P. Ray (6/1992)

      presented by Joey Lee Miranda, Contributor to panel discussion on renewable energy development (4/12/2011), presented at the session Sustainability in Connecticut, a joint meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association's Environmental Law Section, Planning and Zoning Section, and Public Utility Law Section

      "Connecticut Environmental Regulatory Developments," published in Connecticut Environmental Forum, authored by Robert S. Melvin
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