E&W Blog

November 17, 2016

E&W's Parker Discusses Enforcement Under Trump EPA

Enforcement strategy likely to change under Trump Amanda Reilly, E&E News reporterGreenwire: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Former EPA and DOJ enforcement officials spanning the Clinton to Obama administrations. From left to right: Eric Schaeffer, Doug Parker, Justin Savage and Andrew Stewart. Photos courtesy of: Center for Progressive Reform, E&ETV, Hogan Lovells and Vinson & Elkins […]
November 4, 2016

Increased Alignment of E and HS (and Enforcement) and What it Means to Your Company

This past week, John Cruden, DOJ’s top environmental prosecutor, offered the keynote address at the ABA Environmental Section’s annual conference.  Cruden offered a lot of useful information and a glimpse into Next Generation compliance (and enforcement).  What many may be unaware of is that DOJ has made the issue of worker safety a top priority […]
October 5, 2016

E&W's Parker Discusses Fraud in the Renewable Fuel Standard Program on E&E TV

September 22, 2016

Earth & Water Group and Reason Foundation Host Capitol Hill Briefing on P3s and Water Infrastructure

E&W and Reason Foundation will host a facilitated discussion on the role of public-private partnerships (P3s) in the water sector.  As Senate and House Members and the various committees explore ways to help address our aging water infrastructure, the opportunities for P3 collaborations continue to grow. P3s can help increase local investment, leverage innovation, and offer […]
September 19, 2016

Murky Biofuel Market Vulnerable to Fraud, Former EPA Cop Warns

  September 19, 2016 12:37PM ET | Bloomberg Government (Bloomberg) — A program to boost the use of biofuels in the U.S. has become vulnerable to scams that have bilked victims out of nearly $1 billion so far, warns a former Environmental Protection Agency official in a white paper funded by an opponent of the […]
September 19, 2016

E&W's Parker Reports on Fraud in EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard Program

In a newly released report, E&W Strategies’ president, Doug Parker, offers a glimpse into the widespread fraud in U.S. EPA’s RFS program and the continued vulnerabilities to the environment and American taxpayers. According to Parker, In the nearly ten years since the establishment of the RFS, the program has fallen short of its legislative goals […]
September 19, 2016

E&W Strategies' Parker Highlights Rampant Fraud in EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard Program

From Icahn’s lips to Trump’s economic policy plan (at least the first version) Washington Post By Steven Mufson September 16 When billionaire investor Carl Icahn speaks, Donald J. Trump apparently listens. The Trump economic blueprint initially issued Thursday took aim at an obscure program designed to promote the blending of ethanol with gasoline. The program sets minimum […]
September 9, 2016

E&W's Parker and Fewell Slated to Speak at SXSW, Austin TX

Earth & Water Group’s Doug Parker and Brent Fewell scheduled to speak at South by Southwest (SXSW) Eco in Austin, TX October 10-12, 2016. SXSW, billed as one of the most innovative and dynamic sustainability conferences in the U.S., offers provocative programming, strategic alliances and global participation. Doug Parker, the President of E&W Strategies and […]
September 9, 2016

EHS Auditing is More Than Just Box-Checking

Author: Brent Fewell, Founder, Earth & Water Group Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with a group of seasoned EHS auditors and share my perspective as a lawyer on the importance and role of auditing in ensuring effective compliance. I focused my remarks on the red flags that an auditor should watch for during an audit […]
September 8, 2016

Emergence of Aggressive Climate Litigation Changing the Landscape for Voluntary Disclosure Programs

Reprinted with permission from Bloomberg BNA, Insight Climate Science, Litigation Author:  Lindene Patton Scientists have demonstrated an improving ability over the past few years to analyze extreme weather events and determine how much the frequency or severity of an event has been affected by climate change. At the same time, individual companies, including Exxon Mobil, have been […]