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Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our business and public clients confront every day. Unlike general practice firms, we focus on one practice area, so that we can be the best at it in the country. More

The True Cost of Scotchgard: 3M to Pay Minnesota $850 Million in Perfluorochemical Settlement

On February 20, 2018, the State of Minnesota and 3M Company entered into an agreement settling the State’s claims against 3M for contaminating the State’s natural resources by releasing perfluorinated compounds, including perfluorooctane sulfate and perfluorooctanoic acid, into the environment. More »

Ninth Circuit Holds Discharging to Groundwater Wells Requires Clean Water Act Permit

A recent decision from the Ninth Circuit held that discharging sewage into groundwater wells requires a permit under the Clean Water Act, where those wells are hydrologically connected to the Pacific Ocean. More »

Pending Updates to California Climate Change Analysis Provide Limited Answers to Difficult Questions

California has seen over a decade of controversy and confusion regarding how to apply the state’s environmental impact review statute to questions about the greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts of proposed projects. More »