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Beveridge & Diamond Wins Preemption Case Regarding Local Pesticides Ban
Author: Anthony L. Michaels
August 3, 2017

Today, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland, issued an important preemption decision.  The court invalidated a County ordinance banning pesticide use on private lawns as preempted by State law.  This adds to a growing body of cases finding that localities in various states lack the authority to impose their own local pesticide requirements that effectively “veto” the comprehensive review and approval processes already in place for these products at the state and federal levels.  The decision is of particular importance due to the size of Montgomery County, which drew significant attention with its ordinance.


CERCLA Task Force Issues Recommendations
Authors: Loren R. Dunn, Pamela D. Marks, Kaitlyn D. Shannon
August 2, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced a set of Task Force recommendations that are aimed at improving the Superfund program. The Agency’s adoption of these recommendations is another indication that demonstrable change to CERCLA implementation is of interest to the Trump administration. It follows the EPA Administrator’s May 9 retraction of certain remedy selection authority from regional offices.


Gary Smith and Kaitlyn Shannon Recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 7, 2017


California Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Challenge to Cap-and-Trade Program; CARB Confirms Board Hearing Will be Held in July
Authors: Kenneth B. Finney, Brook J. Detterman, Kaitlyn D. Shannon, Jacob P. Duginski*
June 29, 2017

The California Supreme Court yesterday refused to take up the appeal in California Chamber of Commerce v. CARB, ending litigation that would have struck down a key element of the California Cap-and-Trade program (the “Program”).


Early Presidential Actions to Expedite Infrastructure and Domestic Manufacturing
Authors: James M. Auslander, Kaitlyn D. Shannon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 26, 2017


Clearing the CERCLA Air: Ninth Circuit Holds Air Emissions Are Not Disposal
Authors: Pamela Marks, Megan Brillault and Kaitlyn Shannon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 29, 2016