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June 1, 2020 Media Coverage
EPA Narrows States’ Veto Power Over Infrastructure Projects
Bloomberg Law
Environmental Law Partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Law about EPA rule (RIN: 2040-AF86 ), which aims to discourage coastal states from relying on part of the Clean Water Act to block fossil fuel projects that pass through their...
April 27, 2020 Media Coverage
Lawyers See Maui Opinion as Grounds to Challenge Trump Water Rule
Bloomberg Law
Environmental law partner Sarah Bell was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, "Lawyers See Maui Opinion as Grounds to Challenge Trump Water Rule." In the article, Sarah said the Maui holding will be used as “confirmation that the courts...
April 23, 2020 Media Coverage
SCOTUS Clean Water Act Test ‘Devastating’ for Industry
Bloomberg Law
Sarah Bell commented on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying that the Clean Water Act can be used to regulate pollution that travels through groundwater. Read full article, here . The case is  County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife...
April 20, 2020 Media Coverage
Coronavirus Slowing PFAS Testing, Cleanup Efforts Across U.S.
Bloomberg Law
Farella environmental law partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Law about PFAS pollution testing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the article, Sarah commented that multiple months of delays are likely to affect federal efforts to curb PFAS...
November 22, 2019 Media Coverage
California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law
Bloomberg Environment
Sarah Bell was quoted in the article "California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law," looking at whether both pot smoke and the active ingredient in cannabis should be classified as reproductive toxics under California's Proposition 65. In...
October 30, 2019 Media Coverage
Superfund’s Next Challenge: Small-Town PFAS Contamination
Bloomberg Environment
Sarah Bell is quoted in this article on the future of Superfund sites. In the article she said that it is very likely the EPA will identify more potential Superfund sites with PFOA and PFOS contamination. Read the article...
October 31, 2018 Accolades
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2019
SAN FRANCISCO (October 31, 2018): Farella Braun + Martel LLP continues to be ranked among the top litigation firms in California by Benchmark Litigation . In its 2019 edition, Farella is ranked “Highly Recommended” for litigation in California and...
July 9, 2018 Media Coverage
Conservative High Court Could Change Course of Environmental Cases
Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report July 9, 2018 "Conservative High Court Could Change Course of Environmental Cases" Sarah Bell was quoted in Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report on how a conservative bench could reshape national policy.  Specifically, Ms. Bell...
June 27, 2018 Media Coverage
Retiring Justice Kennedy Shaped Clean Water Act’s Boundaries
Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report June 27, 2018 "Retiring Justice Kennedy Shaped Clean Water Act’s Boundaries" Sarah Peterman Bell commented on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's role in forming the nation’s environmental policies, including shaping the jurisdiction of the Clean Water...
April 13, 2018 Media Coverage
Water Contamination Riskier for Companies in Wake of Rulings
Bloomberg Environment April 13, 2018 "Water Contamination Riskier for Companies in Wake of Rulings" Environmental law partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Environment about recent federal appeals courts rulings related to contaminated waterways. In the Kinder Morgan case , the...
September 11, 2017 Media Coverage
SunGrower & Greenhouse Q&A With Sarah Bell
Published in  SunGrower & Greenhouse -  Fall 2017 By Garrett Rudolph                                                                                                                                Although five years of  extreme drought in California  officially ended in the spring of 2017, the subject of water usage remains a hot-button issue in the Golden State...
June 9, 2014 Media Coverage
Lawyers React to High Court's CERCLA Preemption Ruling
Law360 June 9, 2014 "Lawyers React to High Court's CERCLA Preemption Ruling" Farella Braun + Martel Environmental Law Partner Sarah Bell commented on the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on CTS Corp. v. Waldburger .  According to...