Baker & McKenzie's North American Environmental Practice Group is excited to announce the launch of its Environmental Law Insights blog providing strategic guidance on emerging environmental issues of importance to companies operating across the United States and Canada.

Topics will cover a range of environmental, health and safety regulatory issues and rapidly expanding law and policy affecting the environmental content and distribution, use and disposal of products. The blog will also address global environmental challenges and opportunities facing North American enterprises today, including the pursuit of climate change strategies and the development and implementation of corporate environmental sustainability policies and programs. The blog is available at: http://www.environmentlawinsights.com/.

"With a growing global marketplace and the ever-expanding reach of environmental regulations and 'beyond compliance' environmental initiatives, we see clients facing both increasing regulatory burdens and opportunities to distinguish themselves in the marketplace through superior environmental performance,"

said Partner John Watson, chair of the Firm's North American Environmental Practice Group.

"This blog is designed to be a resource to corporate EHS counsel and managers on the latest environmental regulatory and policy developments affecting their North American operations so they can proactively manage risk and capitalize on these market opportunities."

The North American Environmental Practice Group counsels clients on environmental challenges in Canada, the United States and around the world.

"In Canada, our federal, provincial and, most recently, municipal governments have been increasingly active in imposing an array of environmental regulations requiring practical local knowledge and targeted compliance strategies,"

said Partner Jonathan D. Cocker, who heads the Environmental Practice Group in Canada.

"We are pleased to provide companies and the legal community in Canada with up-to-date information and commentary on legal developments relevant to their business management."

The Environmental Law Insights blog will feature posts from the Firm's North American Environmental Practice Group and, where appropriate, the contributions of our Global Environmental Group, a network of more than 300 lawyers practicing in our offices around the world, consistently recognized as the preeminent and largest group of environmental experts in any global law firm.



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