Advisory on Proposed Climate Change Policy

Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Alan Reisch currently serves as co-founder of Fort Hill Risk Management and as a director at Goulston & Storrs PC in Boston. In his legal practice, Alan Reisch focuses on a variety of matters, such as the legal impacts of climate change.

Goulston & Storrs PC tpublishes advisory reports related to climate change. Its most recent advisory explores a proposed policy from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (MEPA). According to the article, MEPA’s proposal would require project leaders to discuss how a project affects climate change and how climate change influences the project. The policy would necessitate that proponents file a Climate Impact Assessment along with an Environmental Notification Form (ENF).

In the article, the experts at Goulston & Storrs PC explain that the assessment is designed to analyze how a proposed project could be affected by a wide range of climate change factors, including coastal flooding, temperature and precipitation changes, storm surge, and sea level rise. The assessment would also address the viability of efforts to enhance project resiliency and decrease hazards.