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Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot  [Video]

Feb. 24, 2014 -- Professor David Schoenbrod talks about some of the inadequacies of The Clean Air Act along with potential solutions to the problem....more

A Nice, Straightforward Administrative Law Decision: HHS’s Decision to List Styrene as Reasonably Anticipated to Cause Cancer is...

Last week, in Styrene Information and Research Center v. Sebelius, Judge Reggie Walton of the District Court for the District of Columbia rejected challenges to the decision by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to list styrene...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2013-01 -- Jan 11, 2013

In This Issue: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

Leaked New York Department of Health Report: Hydraulic Fracturing Can Be Safely Conducted

A previously confidential New York state agency report analyzing the human health impact of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) operations released to a limited number of media outlets last Thursday concludes that HVHF...more

Product Liability Advisory - November 2012: BPA Linked to Adverse Reproduction Effects in Rhesus Monkeys

A recent study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” found that Bisphenol A (BPA) can adversely affect fetal development in rhesus monkeys. The study’s findings raise concerns regarding BPA...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-19 - Oct 15, 2012

In This Legislative Update: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan;...more

Agency Efforts to Circumvent Rulemaking Requirements Proliferating

Over the years, many federal agencies have issued guidance or policy documents that critics charge should properly be classified as rules. Compared to the more demanding procedures involved in rulemaking, less formal...more

City Adopts Progressive General Plan Addressing Link Between the Built Environment and Public Health

Recently, the City of Richmond, a bay area industrial and commercial hub, approved an innovative General Plan that includes a comprehensive element dedicated to community health and wellness. The city’s General Plan, which...more

Enterprise Risk Assessment: A Closer Look at Environmental Regulations and Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities are among the most heavily regulated facilities in the country. Along with the myriad of laws and regulations pertaining directly to the provision of health care, health care facilities are also subject...more

"Skadden's 2012 Insights, January 2012: Regulatory"

In This Issue: - 126 Communications: Emerging Wireline, Media Ownership and Wireless Challenges - 128 Congressional Investigations: Anticipated Areas of Focus - 129 Environmental: The Potential Impact of EPA...more

EPA Issues New Proposed HPV Chemical Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two proposed rules last week that would require manufacturers and importers of dozens of high production volume chemicals to provide health, environmental and usage data. EPA...more

Green Building Update - August 17, 2011

In This Issue: Court dismisses lawsuit against USGBC; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - The legacy of a green pioneer; PepsiCo executive values LEED; $450M LEED community to replace power plant; Orange County USGBC proposes green...more

Medicare Pilot Program for Montana Asbestos Victims

In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency declared a public health emergency arising from the long term asbestos exposure of Libby, Montana residents. The exposure occurred due to the operation of a vermiculite mine in...more

Are Consumer Class Actions Coming to the European Union?

In a potential move towards U.S.-style class actions, the European Commission (“EC” or “the Commission”) recently launched an initiative seeking public comments about potential options for collective redress in the European...more

New EPA reporting deadlines coming up By Mary Ellen Ternes

Have you determined whether or not your hospital or medical care facility needs to report greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to EPA's October 30, 2009, mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting rule? Have you heard...more

California Revises Proposed Green Chemistry Regulation in Response to Comments

On November 16, 2010, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) issued revisions to its proposed Safer Consumer Product Alternatives regulations. In response to comments, DTSC made a number of significant...more

Steel producer to pay $1.6 million civil penalty for alleged violations By Chris Paul

Steel producer Allegheny Ludlum will pay a $1.6 million civil penalty for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Natrona plant in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, under the terms of a proposed Consent Decree lodged in federal...more

Congress Introduces Significant New U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation

On April 15, 2010, both Houses of Congress introduced legislation aimed at revamping the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). As explained in more detail below, if adopted as written, this legislation could impose...more

Regulatory Trends under the Obama Administration – Year One

During its first year in office, the Obama Administration has moved aggressively to adopt new regulatory initiatives and to enforce existing laws and rules. The level of activity will increase in 2010, as more Administration...more

Controversial DTSC Vapor Intrusion Policy May Impede Development

The California Department of ToxicSubstances Control ("DTSC") is seeking comments on its revised "Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Advisory" ("DTSC Advisory") which emphasizes remediation over engineering controls at sites with...more

Caos e degrado sui Navigli, denuncia contro il Comune

Featured on the national newspaper "La Repubblica". Article on the environmental legal action initiated by Massimiliano Passalacqua on behalf of the citizens of Milano-Navigli against the Mayor of Milan....more

Greening of Consumer Products - July 23, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Congress closer to passing sweeping consumer product safety legislation *Green consumer guide offers tips on avoiding deceptive product labeling *Bill seeks to ban PVC packaging in...more

Law Note - Business and Developers Brace for New Municipal Environmental Requirements by Annie M. Thuan

At time of writing, the City of Toronto was considering a new bylaw to introduce an Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Program that would require certain businesses to report, on an annual basis, the use or release of...more

Greening of Consumer Products - June 4, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Toxic packaging bill moves to the Senate *Legislators encouraging Congress to ban phthalates from toys and childcare products *Playtex sued in Arkansas, could spark class action lawsuit over bisphenol...more

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