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Proposition 65 Reform Efforts Drawing Strong Support From Legislature and Governor

There may be reforms coming to Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) after several previous failed attempts and a growing chorus of complaints from business large and small over the years concerning the unfairness of the law, which was...more

South Carolina Legislature Acts to Protect Businesses from Citizens Lawsuits

On June 6, 2012 South Carolina’s General Assembly ratified and Governor Nikki Halley signed into law a bill that repeals a 2011 ruling from the State Supreme Court. In Georgetown County League of Women Voters v. Smith Land...more

New year of GHG regulation By Mary Ellen Ternes

EPA’s Clean Air Act rules pulling six major greenhouse gases into CAA regulation of mobile sources, as well as major stationary sources undergoing New Source Review for Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V...more

California Endangered Species Act Prohibits State Agencies From Taking Threatened And Endangered Species Without Permit Authority

Last month the California Court of Appeal for the First District held that the California Endangered Species Act ("CESA") prohibits a state agency from taking threatened or endangered species without proper permit authority....more

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