Ashley Phillips Quoted in Law360 on Clients' Environmental-Related Coronavirus Concerns

“Enviro Attorneys Pivot To Clients’ Coronavirus Concerns”

Environmental attorneys are handling a surge of inquiries from clients who are wrestling with how to continue to meet pollution and reporting requirements now that many of their key employees are subject to coronavirus-related workplace safety precautions.

…While it’s true that the EPA and other agencies may use enforcement discretion to provide some leeway to businesses, that may not be the best course of action for everyone, Thompson & Knight LLP partner Ashley Phillips said.

“If companies can do some planning and map out a staff and resources plan for keeping up with these obligations, and keeping up with these reporting deadlines, that will save them some time, money and effort in the long run,” Phillips said.

She said if there are delays in reporting, even sanctioned ones, agencies could require additional paperwork to address the discrepancies.