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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Seattle Ban on Plastic Straws and Utensils Takes Effect

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on

Seattle’s ban on plastic straws and utensils took effect on July 1, after the expiration of an exemption in a 2008 law requiring one-time-use food-service items to be compostable or recyclable. The ban applies to food service...more

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Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Drew County, Arkansas Boat Manufacturer Enter into Consent...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and SeaArk, LLC, (“SeaArk”) entered into a July 2nd Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of an air permit. See LIS No. 18-058....more

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State Ownership/Water Rights: New Jersey Appellate Court Addresses Access Issue

he Superior Court of New Jersey (“Court”) addressed in a March 27th opinion the impact of state ownership on a conflict over access to a waterbody. See Rapisardi v. Estate of Lange, No. A-37322-16T2, 2018 WL 1473918 (N.J....more

Snell & Wilmer

Trump’s Regulatory Reform Initiatives Meet the Endangered Species Act

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries jointly announced via conference call this morning the publication of proposed revisions to portions of their regulations that implement key sections of the Endangered...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Modern Fish Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives

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In July 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). The Modern Fish Act seeks to change recreational fishing...more

Allen Matkins

Sustainable Development Update - July 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - California Democratic Party endorses rent control expansion - CURBED SAN FRANCISCO - Jul 16 On Sunday, the California Democratic Party endorsed Proposition 10, a November 6 ballot...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Two Strikes Against Climate Plaintiffs; the New York Case Is Dismissed.

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, Judge John Keenan dismissed New York City’s climate damages law suit against five oil majors. The basis for the decision was the same as in last month’s decision dismissing similar claims in...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2018 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - Interior Department proposes a vast reworking of the Endangered Species Act - THE NEW YORK TIMES - Jul 19 The U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday proposed the most sweeping set of changes in decades to...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Anellotech And Suntory Reach New Milestone In Development Of Biobased Plastic Bottle

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On July 16, 2018, Anellotech and Suntory announced that a new milestone had been reached in developing a 100 percent biobased plastic bottle. Anellotech is using a thermal catalytic process called Bio-TCatTM to confirm...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Biofuel Groups Testify At RFS Public Hearing

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On July 18, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a Public Hearing for Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2019 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2020. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB)...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

EPA Continues PFAS Regulatory Effort Through Community Engagement Tour

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Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take the next step in one of its 2018 priority items: mitigating contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Environmental Protection Agency...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

EPA Convenes Public Hearing on Proposed Rule: Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On July 17, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convened a public hearing on the proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science." Stakeholder testimony was scheduled for the three sessions:...more

Tonkon Torp LLP

It's Looking Like A Long, Dry Summer

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By the middle of June, Governor Kate Brown had already issued drought declarations for several counties—Baker, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Klamath, and Lake. By the 10th of July, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, almost the...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

EPA to Study Sulfur Limit Impact on Shipping

On July 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a workshop to engage stakeholders in a discussion surrounding the development of a study of the economic impacts of compliance with the North American...more

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CERCLA/Superfund Action: Federal Court Addresses Owner/Operator Issue

A United States District Court (Eastern District of California) addressed in a June 27th decision an issue involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) terms “Owner” and...more

Liskow & Lewis

Louisiana’s Third Circuit (Again) Affirms the Applicability of the Subsequent Purchaser Doctrine to Mineral Leases

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While oil and gas company-defendants—and several courts alike—have deemed the applicability of the subsequent purchaser doctrine to mineral leases a settled issue of law, plaintiff-landowners have continued to argue...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

I-630 Widening/National Environmental Policy Act: U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Arkansas) Complaint Filed Addressing...

Five individuals filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on July 18th addressing what they describe as construction involving the widening of Interstate Highway 630 (“I-630...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Coal Combustion Residuals: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Finalizes Phase I Amendments

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued July 18th revisions to the 2015 regulations for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (“CCR”) from electric utilities and independent power...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Brick/Clay MACT: Environmentalists in a TKO Over Industry

Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on challenges to EPA’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from the brick and clay industries. The Court granted the environmentalists’...more

McCarter & English, LLP

Major Changes Could Be Coming In Regulations Governing How Environmental Concerns Factor Into Federal Approvals, Funding Process

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Organizations across industries that receive federal funding or need federal approval to advance a project may want to participate in the current comment period open until August 20, 2018, concerning changes being considered...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

EUON Publishes Study Identifying Key Parameters for Conducting Reliable Market Studies on Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On July 17, 2018, the European Union (EU) Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) announced the availability of a study that it commissioned, Critical review of the relevance and reliability of data sources, methods, parameters...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

American Indian Law and Policy: 10 Things You Need to Know - July 2018

All three branches of the federal government had a busy spring. The U.S. Supreme Court just completed its 2017 term in June with a full-strength bench after spending much of the previous term with only eight justices after...more

Dacarba LLC

Wood Pellet Industry Insurance Risks

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Fire risk within the wood pellet industry is high. So high, in fact, that fires in varying degrees of severity have been commonplace, and are viewed by many as inevitable—simply a byproduct of the industry. While this raises...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Commerce Prioritizes Earth Selfies as It Seeks to Improve Remote Sensing Licensing

On June 25, 2018, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) released an advance notice of rulemaking through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”). As an initial step before Commerce drafts proposed...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

California Appeals Court: Statewide Emissions Goals May Inform Mitigation Measures

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CEQA Case Report: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development - In an unpublished opinion issued May 18, 2018, Responsible Development for Water Tank Hill v. County of San Mateo, Case No. A150883, the California...more

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