Exemptions From Environment Rules Could Ease Company Virus Pains

March 20, 2020, 10:56 AM

The new coronavirus may cause environmental compliance challenges for companies—but most environmental statutes include exemptions that could apply to the pandemic, attorneys at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP say.

  • Many of these exemptions have followed disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, write Brian D. Israel, chair of Arnold & Porter’s Environmental Practice Group, and Michael B. Gerrard, a professor and faculty director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, and senior counsel in the firm’s New York office, in a Practitioner Insights column.
  • Under the Clean Air Act, facilities can get emissions waivers for...

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