Richard A. Ahrens Comments on Rhode Island Climate Change Case in Governing MagazineJuly 31, 2018
Lewis Rice member Richard A. Ahrens provided commentary for an article in Governing magazine regarding a Rhode Island climate change case. Rhode Island, the first state to sue fossil fuel companies for infrastructure costs due to damage from global warming, alleges that the companies violated public nuisance state law and failed to warn the public about potential threats.
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Rich counsels clients on the environmental risks in real estate and commercial transactions, negotiates consent decrees and administrative orders for performance of response actions and payment of cleanup costs, and works with clients in arranging the cleanup of properties under state voluntary remediation programs.