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In Whiskey Fungus Case, Sixth Circuit Says No Clean Air Act Preemption of State Law Nuisance Claims

In early November, the Sixth Circuit soundly rejected a distillery’s claim that Kentucky common law nuisance claims are preempted by the federal Clean Air Act.   Merrick v. Diageo Americas …

Finding Environmental Liens in Ohio

A few months back I received a phone call from a colleague, a real estate lawyer in a rural Ohio county.  She was preparing a title certificate, and the financing …

Clean Air Project v EPA: Sometimes the Seemingly “Dumb” Question Can Be Decisive

How many times have you heard someone begin a question with, “This may be a dumb question, but . . .”? There is a natural reluctance to voice a question …