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Judge Overturns Kauai County Pesticide and GMO Law

On August 25, the federal district court for Hawaii vacated Kauai County’s Ordinance 960, which imposed mandatory disclosure obligations regarding the use of certain pesticides and the cultivation of genetically modified...more

California Federal District Court Grants Partial Dismissal to Suit Alleging Violations of the Endangered Species Act

Earlier this month, a federal district court in California partially granted motions to dismiss a second amended complaint filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Pesticide Action Network alleging that the...more

EPA Approves Maine's NOx Waiver Request – VOC Waiver Request Still Pending

Since the mid-1990s, Maine has had an EPA-approved waiver from the ozone nonattainment new source review (NNSR) requirements for NOx covering, at a minimum, areas of the state that attain the ozone standard. The NOx waiver...more

OSPAR Commission's Harmonized Offshore Chemical Notification Format

The OSPAR Commission's (OSPAR) Harmonized Offshore Chemical Notification Format (HOCNF) is of paramount importance for a wide range of personnel, including chemical manufacturers and product manufacturers whose products are...more

Sleeper “Small” Cells: The Battle Over The FCC’s Wireless Infrastructure Proceeding

As policymakers and regulators struggle to keep pace with corporate deal makers (read Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and Comcast-Netflix deal) and address the structures undergirding our Nation’s electronic communications...more

Clean Air Act Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Major Pharmaceutical Company to Pay $2.2 Million to EPA to Resolve...

On June 28, 2013, King Pharmaceuticals LLC (“King”) agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine and take measures to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) to resolve alleged failures to comply with major source requirements at its...more

Renewable Energy Update -- October 9, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Insight: Delays dog U.S. government loans to green energy projects; Insight: Delays dog U.S. government loans to green energy projects; Chinese-Owned Firm Sues Obama Over...more

EPA Proposes Nationwide Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a landmark rule that would establish the first national limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The proposal, which would set a limit of 1,000...more

EPA Defends Proposed GHG Plan But Extends Timeline

In September of 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") revealed a new proposal to regulate greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions from power plants, factories and refineries, which are considered large GHG...more

Green Building Update - January 21, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: *California's green building code -- mandatory 01/01/11 *Green Building Focus ..Green Building Survey ..Commercial green buildings to reach 50% of market by 2015 *VERDEXCHANGE Conference 2010 *Is...more

EPA Publishes New Rule to Reduce Stormwater Pollution From Construction Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a final rule to reduce stormwater pollution from construction sites (“Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point...more

Green Building Update - September 17, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Green Leases becoming the mainstay in California *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Studies examine the carbon footprints of homes ..Northern CA Expo: Green Building Technologies *Novato plans to amend...more

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