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B&D Mentioned in Boston Globe Article on New MassDEP Commissioner

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The Boston Globe mentioned B&D in an article discussing the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) new commissioner, Bonnie Heiple, in “How Massachusetts’ new DEP commissioner will bring ‘transparency and equity’ to the agency.” B&D's Brook Detterman (Office Managing Principal, Boston) and Lauren Karam (Associate, Boston), who joined B&D from MassDEP, wrote about her appointment earlier this month.

The article reviews Heiple’s background as a private sector attorney and what issue areas she plans to tackle. Heiple’s main focuses will be addressing PFAS and renewable energy in the state while also placing a particular emphasis on climate change and environmental justice.

As mentioned in our alert, Heiple’s selection from the private sector may be an effort to bring balance to the regulatory equation.

If you have or will have matters pending before MassDEP, B&D's Massachusetts office has decades of experience advising on matters pending before MassDEP.