Author Archive for: Brent Fewell

Improvements in Attribution Science may Inform Retrospective Analysis of Harvey

dreamstime_s_98896866

Oxford scientists are proceeding with a retrospective analysis of human influence on the severity of the extreme weather event in Texas and Louisiana. The last annual report issued as the Bulletin of Atmospheric and Meteorologic Society indicated that attribution science had improved – being able to attribute portions of, or intensity...

Continue reading

EPA Watchdog to Investigate Compliance by Drinking Water Systems for Notifying Public of Unsafe Water

waterdrop

Further evidence that EPA remains serious about the safety and quality of the Nation’s drinking water systems, the Agency’s independent watchdog, the Office of Inspector General, has initiated a research project to assess the level of compliance by drinking water systems with the Safe Drinking Water Act’s requirement that...

Continue reading

Link Between Stronger Science and Climate Litigation Risks – New Report

TX-02-2 (002)

Nature Geoscience‘s publishes ‘Acts of God, human influence and litigation‘ – a report, co-authored by Earth & Water Law Partner Lindene Patton, which looks at how developments in attribution science impact legal foreseeability of extreme weather events and the duties of built environment professionals, business and government in the face of...

Continue reading

The Internet of Water – Greater Federal Role Needed for Data Hubs and Backbone

dreamstime_m_13353179

There are many obstacles to improving water resource management in the U.S., ranging from fragmented federal and state policies and the myriad of institutional silos to the absence of a centralized resource “caretaker” and the lack of information.  However, now with the advent of big data and emerging technologies,...

Continue reading

Bipartisan Efforts to Help Struggling Water Systems

dreamstime_s_6034467

Great bipartisan showing this week in the House Energy & Commerce Committee to provide much needed assistance to communities struggling to maintain safe and affordable drinking water systems.  Kudus to Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Pallone, as well as subcommittee Chair, Rep. Shimkus, and Ranking Member, Rep. Tonko, and...

Continue reading

President Trump Issues E.O. on Infrastructure – Establishes Advisory Council

dreamstime_s_44373673 (1)

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2017 EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ESTABLISHING A PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON INFRASTRUCTURE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of...

Continue reading

Roadmap to Effective EHSS Compliance – How Does Your Program Fare?

dreamstime_m_20747789

Below are questions developed by a compliance specialist within the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal division to assess the effectiveness of a corporate compliance program or areas for improvement.  These questions apply to all forms of regulatory compliance, including environment, health, safety and security programs. For companies committed to...

Continue reading

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

©2017 Earth & Water Law LLC

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?