This chapter provides guidance for business lawyers on the environmental laws and causes of action that pose the greatest financial risks to businesses, developers, and lenders. It focuses principally on liability for hazardous substance contamination under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and G.L. c. 21E. The chapter concludes with a discussion of state and federal “brownfields” programs and an overview of environmental disclosure requirements imposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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