LSPA Files Amicus Brief with MA Supreme Judicial Court  

On September 30, 2015, the LSPA filed an Amicus Curiae (“Friend of the Court”) brief with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of Peterborough Oil Company, LLC v. Department of Environmental Protection.  The case is on appeal from Worcester County Superior Court.   

At issue in the case is the technical application of a section of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (the “MCP,” 310 CMR 40.0000) that addresses the “Identification of Exposure Points” in groundwater within an Aquifer Protection District or the Zone II of a Public Supply well (310 CMR 40.0924(2)(b)(3)(a)).  

Click here to read a summary of the LSPA's internal process and issues.

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heard oral arguments on October 8, 2015. The SJC webcast of the oral arguments can be seen here. We are told to expect a decision on the case within 4 to 6 months of the oral argument.