April 20, 2012 The 8th Annual Minnesota Environmental Institute was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, April 19, 2012. The session featured a Case Law and Regulatory Update in the morning session and numerous breakout sessions during the afternoon. Over 200 attorneys were in attendance at the course which was sponsored by Minnesota CLE. The Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environmental, Natural Resource and Energy Law Section presented its Distinguished Service Award to attorney Brian O’Neill. Environmental attorney Joseph Maternowski presented the CERCLA, RCRA and MERLA case law and regulatory update section in the morning session.
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Joseph Maternowski, was named Best Lawyer in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental in Minnesota by Best Lawyers® in 2018. Mr. Maternowski, a shareholder at the Hessian & McKasy law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, concentrates his practice on handling the environmental aspects of real estate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on managing the issues […]
Concerns about soil vapor intrusion on the rise. At properties where active mitigation systems has been installed, state agencies are often requiring that property owners record environmental covenants. Covenants document background vapor conditions and the need for ongoing operation, maintenance and monitoring of mitigation systems. Environmental covenants run with the land and run in perpetuity. Changes can be made but only with the consent of regulatory authorities.