“See the whole board.”

During an episode of “The West Wing,” President Bartlet said at different points to Charlie and Sam to “see the whole board.” In the first instance, he referred to a real chessboard. In the second, the deployment of naval resources around the globe. In both cases, he was pushing his staff to step back [...]

By |2021-03-12T10:44:33-05:00March 12th, 2021|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Sometimes It Doesn’t Pay to Be the Environmental Knight, But Sometimes It Can.

When does it pay to do more than the minimum? In a previous blog, I discussed the importance of doing more than the minimum requirements stated in regulatory documents. From an environmental standpoint, it always pays off to go the extra mile. Financially, applying additional safeguards can be expensive. Additionally, the current regulatory framework does [...]

By |2021-02-09T09:06:39-05:00February 8th, 2021|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Management: The Economics of It All, EnCAP-IT Solutions

Project Costs Matter. It is hard to believe that the massive push for CCR Environmental Management reform is all about the mighty dollar, but it is. Current arguments of this almost 12-year stakeholder battle have transcended to cost recovery, and who will pay for the CCR deposition methods. Like this wasn’t in the [...]

By |2020-12-22T09:22:18-05:00December 22nd, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Management: Grades and Costs

It is usually around 4th Grade when kids start to notice the grades sent home on report cards. These written in ink letters share a performance level on daily lessons, homework, and tests. It takes half a second to learn that the lower the grade, the more work a kid needs to do to [...]

By |2020-12-17T09:58:18-05:00December 17th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

CCR Management: The Importance of Proper Strategy

It seems hard to believe that Utilities, EPA, State Politicians, Regulatory Agencies, environment groups, and the public around the country have been wrestling with this issue of what to do with legacy CCR for almost 12 years. Still even harder to believe is that the nation is making progress. Despite the emotion of it [...]

By |2020-12-17T09:53:24-05:00December 15th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Is Doing the Bare Minimum Ever Good Enough?

While a ship captain may want to get past the waves to smooth sail down the coast, a leader in environmental management needs to be aware of changes in the industry. Whether it is regulatory forces, budgeting, the effects of the pandemic, or adapting to new technologies and innovation, there is rarely a time [...]

By |2020-11-06T10:34:16-05:00November 6th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Right Tools for the Job

“You’re only as good as the tools you use.” This saying has been around for many years and highlights the importance of using the correct tools for the job. What is meant by “tools” in environmental services? The solution that is utilized during the project to assist you in completing your objectives. Consequently, it [...]

By |2020-10-06T10:44:22-04:00October 6th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

The Collaborative Approach is rising! Are you prepared?

Over the past several years, increased pressure from communities, environmental groups, politicians, and regulators has changed the environmental service game. In most cases, it is no longer good enough to deal with environmental challenges by applying traditional approaches – Forcing project owners to look for alternatives, like a collaborative approach. Albert Einstein is widely [...]

By |2020-08-26T12:36:33-04:00August 26th, 2020|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

There’s Airspace Aplenty, So What’s the Problem?

“Airspace” is generally defined as the number of cubic yards a landfill has available for waste. The amount of remaining airspace can be used to estimate a landfill’s remaining lifespan in years. Since the United States covers vast, largely unpopulated areas, particularly in the Midwest, it would seem we have limitless capacity for [...]

By |2020-08-04T09:40:27-04:00August 4th, 2020|safeBERM|0 Comments

Funded CapEx – A proactive plan when the pandemic subsides.

Most CFOs are planning to curtail capital expenditures (CapEx), anticipate more layoffs and other means to cut spending to bolster finances amid the COVID-19 economic fallout, according to various sources. Like all other businesses, the environmental industry is no exception. For example, companies with a larger proportion of landfill [...]

By |2020-09-10T13:30:31-04:00May 22nd, 2020|safeBERM|0 Comments
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