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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2016

Environmental and Policy Focus - Judge invalidates long-fought Delta management plan Sacramento Bee - Jun 24 - In a decision that could delay or complicate Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to build two huge...more

Coalition Challenges National Marine Fisheries Service Rules for Regulating Offshore Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico

On February 12th, a coalition led by the Center for Food Safety filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (“NMFS”) final rule implementing...more

Gov. Brown Assembles Fracking Review Panel

According to several news organizations, Governor Brown has announced plans to form a new panel to review the recent well stimulation study conducted by the California Council on Science and Technology (“CCST”)....more

Claims about Biodegradable Plastics Breakdown Under FTC Scrutiny: Marketers Beware!

In the recent administrative proceeding before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against ECM Biofilms, Inc. (ECM), the FTC’s presiding chief administrative law judge (ALJ) ruled that the plastics additive manufacturer ECM...more

Home News South Seneca Public Speaks Out on Puppy Mills, Fracking

Public Speaks Out on Puppy Mills, Fracking by Aneta Glover | Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:28 pm With a much smaller than expected group assembled, Supervisor Walter Prouty called the Town Board Meeting to order,...more

Notice of Public Hearing: Town of Ovid, New York, Puppy Mill Moratorium

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW, TOWN OF OVID, NEW YORK PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. BB OF THE YEAR 2012: A local law enacting an Eighteen-month Moratorium On The New Construction/Establishment Of Kennels And/Or...more

Upstate New York Landowners Can Renegotiate Natural Gas Leases Under New Agreement

Attorney Steven Getman reports that Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. will allow over 4,400 landowners who were locked into potentially unfavorable natural gas leases the opportunity to renegotiate with the energy company. As...more

Green Buildings and Greener Leases

GREEN BUILDINGS AND GREENER LEASES The Environmental Background All buildings, including residential, commercial and industrial buildings have a significant impact on our environment. For example,...more

Oregon Poised to Adopt Nation’s Strictest Water Quality Standards for Toxic Chemicals

After years of planning and debate, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) next week will likely adopt a proposal by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to tighten human health-based water quality...more

Shawn Collins - Don't Trust What Polluters Say

This is an article by environmental litigator Shawn Collins discussing his experience in environmental class action cases, and why homeowners cannot afford to trust what the polluting companies say. Their lawyers or public...more

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