Hunsucker Goodstein's San Francisco Bay Area office held its 5th annual Earth Day lunch hour cleanup with a record turnout of volunteers. Community volunteers of all ages spent their lunch hour picking up trash in and around the Lafayette Reservoir, in row-boats and on foot, with litter sticks and buckets in hand. Local radio station KGO was on site covering the event which later aired interviews with Marie Montoya, City of Lafayette Representatives and Sustainable Lafayette.
Hunsucker Goodstein was selected by the Global Legal Group to write the chapter on United States environmental law in the 2015 International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment & Climate Change Law. Over thirty countries are represented in the Guide to present in-depth insight on the different legal systems worldwide.
Maureen Hodson writes on the background of vapor intrusion and the implications of recently-issued regulations on real estate transactions, environmental cleanup and litigation. “Intruder Alert: The Volatile Landscape of Vapor Intrusion Regulation” can be found in Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine - the official publication of the Contra Costa County Bar Association.
On February 27, 2015, the California Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted a revised Public Health Goal (PHG) of 1 part per billion (ppb) for perchlorate in drinking water. The previous PHG for perchlorate was set at 6 ppb in 2004. The PHG is not the regulatory standard with which water purveyors must comply and, according to OEHHA, exceedances of the PHG do not mean the water is not safe to drink.
Michael Goodstein recently was selected to join the Environmental Law Institute's Leadership Council. The Leadership Council is ELI’s group for the most prominent environment, energy, and natural resource leaders in the nation.