NRD Recovery Under CERCLA and OPA: What to Expect in 2018
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss deregulatory and budgetary initiatives by the current administration and the impact of these initiatives as applied to natural resource damage (NRD) assessment and lawsuits under CERCLA and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA).
- What to expect from the federal trustees in the near future
- States approaches to NRD claims and litigation
- Use of NRD litigation to remediate environmental damage
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How might federal trustees approach NRD assessment, claims, settlement and litigation in 2018?
- Under what circumstances may state or tribal trustees take the lead in pursuing NRD claims?
- What is the anticipated impact on NRD assessment and litigation as processes for achieving natural resource restoration objectives?
- What is the potential impact of these changes on prospects and terms of resolution for NRD claims?
Brian D. Israel
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Mr. Israel specializes in environmental litigation and counseling. He represents corporations in matters involving... | Read More
Mr. Israel specializes in environmental litigation and counseling. He represents corporations in matters involving contaminated properties, including toxic tort lawsuits and natural resource damages claims. His counseling practice focuses on environmental issues in large corporate transactions, brownfields redevelopment and environmental management systems.Close
Amanda G. Halter, Esq.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Ms. Halter is counsel in the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice. She helps companies resolve... | Read More
Ms. Halter is counsel in the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice. She helps companies resolve environmental liabilities, as well as manage financial and reputational losses associated with a crisis. Her experience includes a diverse array of environmental litigation, regulatory and crisis matters, including contamination investigations and remedial actions, natural resource damages, environment, health and safety compliance counseling, mass toxic tort actions, permitting and planning for large-scale industrial projects, and project impacts mitigation and restoration strategies.Close
Dr. Robert I. Haddad, Ph.D.
Group Vice President & Principal Scientist
Dr. Haddad has focused on the strategic evaluation and tactical resolution of environmental problems for nearly 30... | Read More
Dr. Haddad has focused on the strategic evaluation and tactical resolution of environmental problems for nearly 30 years; initially as an internal consultant for Unocal’s Corporate Environmental Remediation and Technology group, later as an external consultant for industry in the private sector, and for the past 8 years, as the head of NOAA’s Assessment & Restoration Division (ARD) and as one of three leads for NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, Restoration Program (DARRP). He has expertise in Forensic Geochemistry and chemometrics, as well as the ability to strategically assess, manage, and resolve complex environmental challenges.Close