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Marcy counsels and represents clients in environmental compliance and litigation matters. She assists clients with permitting, compliance, and regulatory matters while evaluating and mitigating risks arising under federal, state, and local environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Washington’s Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). Marcy regularly advises clients on federal and state greenhouse gas regulatory developments and counsels clients assessing and pursuing environmental sustainability goals.

In litigation matters, Marcy represents clients in federal and state courts and in mediation proceedings, including CERCLA and MTCA cost recovery and allocation actions and enforcement actions by federal, state, and local government agencies. Marcy also defends clients against citizen suits brought under the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws.

Last month, the California legislature adopted two wide-ranging climate disclosure bills that will require extensive disclosure from larger public – and private – companies. California Governor Newsom signed the two bills, SB 253 and SB 261, over the weekend.

Here are 9 things to know:

  1. SB 253 requires any business entity with $1 billion

So many companies have already announced a climate pledge that this topic has sort of been beaten to death. But some of the issues to consider bear repeating for those who still haven’t taken the plunge. Some companies have a kneejerk reaction to say, “of course, we can be net zero by 2050.”

But you

You might find that potential customers or suppliers suddenly get cold feet with you. They indicate you’re not environmentally-friendly enough for their business. Your company is green and complies with environmental laws. What gives?

It simply could be a matter of a governmental administrative mishap. Something related to your company in one of the many