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The 2020 CR: What’s Inside

H.R. 8337 would extend government funding through December 11, 2020, averting a government shutdown that would otherwise begin October 1.  The continuing resolution (CR) would generally extend fiscal 2020 funding levels while including some “anomalies” that would adjust the amount available to agencies or extend authorities.  The measure reflects an agreement between Democrats and Republicans over farm and food aid programs.  The measure would also extend surface transportation programs, the […]

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COVID-19 and Construction at New Jersey Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Facilities: Can these projects proceed?

By Martin Milita, Esq. Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Facilities and Executive Order 122: On April 8th, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 122 (EO-122), which became effective on Friday, April 10th at 8:00 p.m.  Among other things, Executive Order 122 requires non-essential construction projects to cease.  The Executive Order lists several types of projects that are considered “essential construction projects,” including “utility projects” under Section 2(c). Waste transfer stations: The […]

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Energy Industry & Covid-19

COVID-19 has disrupted every industry and economic sector.  Its impact on the U.S. domestic energy supply chain is of concern for everyone.  Added to this concern is the drop in oil and gas prices before most of the United States went under lockdown, and the impact lockdown will have on both energy demand and production. Clean energy startups and even established corporations have been hard hit as they face decreased […]

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COVID-19 and New Jersey Environmental Remediation: What professionals performing remedial work need to know

by Martin Milita, Esq. New Jersey, like many other states, continues to issue directives outlining which businesses may continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This constantly changing landscape can be difficult to navigate and this is especially true for parties involved in site-remediation, whether as a remediating party, as the environmental consultant, or Licensed Site Remediation Professional performing the remedial work.  However, here is some practical advice. Relevant Executive […]

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