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The Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense in Ohio

The time has come for Ohio to join the list of states that have incorporated the federal Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser (BFPP) defense to CERCLA liability. In 1980, Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund.  This law provided broad federal authority to respond directly to releases or … more »

Current Issues with Historical Oil/Gas Wells

In order to understand concerns associated with historical oil/gas exploration and production, it is important to understand the actual processes undertaken during the exploration and production of oil/gas.  Oil and gas drilling in the U.S. began in Pennsylvania in 1859, and 1893 in Texas. This early type of drilling was straightforward, and the production of … more »

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