Brooks Pierce Partners Pen Article for Chambers Environmental Law Global Practice Guide


Brooks Pierce partners Alex Elkan and Joey Ponzi contributed an article to the Chambers Environmental Law Global Practice Guide. Their article, “Contaminants of Emerging Concern: An Environmental Lawyer’s Perspective,” explains why “contaminants of emerging concern” (CECs) have received increased attention recently as a result of the development of analytical techniques that may measure these compounds in the environment at levels in the parts per trillion (ppt). CECs include pollutants that have often been present in the environment, but whose presence and significance are only now being further evaluated due to their pervasiveness, their persistence in the environment, and their potential harm to human health and the environment even at these low concentrations. The estimated costs of dealing with widespread CEC contamination – in the United States alone – are staggering.

The Chambers Global Practice Guides provide legal commentary on the main practice areas in key jurisdictions worldwide. They identify and compare current legal issues across jurisdictions in a range of business-critical practice areas. The Chambers Environmental Law Global Practice Guide includes the latest legal information on environmental policies and laws; regulatory authorities; environmental permitting, incidents, damages and liability (both corporate and personal); insurance; lender and civil liability; contaminated land; asbestos; waste; climate change; environmental disclosure; taxes; and legal and regulatory reform.

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