Dustin T Till
Marten Law Group: EPA Decision Stirs Pot on Addressing CO2 Emissions

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Dustin Till of Marten Law Group discusses the EPA Environmental Appeal Board's decision in In re Deseret and its implications for the future regulation of carbon dioxide by the Obama Administration. As Mr. Till explains...

Tags: Air Quality
Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Oysters, the best tasting filter around

Oysters have long been prized as a delicious food for at least 8 millennium. However, it is only in recent decades that their very significant contribution to water quality has been delineated and appreciated. In a recent article, The Economist reviews...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
PCB-11 found in Chicago air samples decades after PCB production ended in U.S.

The production of polychlorinated biphenyls ended decades ago in the U.S. (1977). Yet, air sampling in Chicago picked up PCB-11, a substance normally not sampled for [for some information about PCB-11, see http://www.scorecard.org/chemical-profiles/summary...

Tags: Air Quality
Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Antidepressants at nanocontrations adversely influence fish behavior and physiognomy

Prior posts have noted that the disposal of pharmaceutical drugs are beginning to emerge as an important issue in water quality, especially since sewage treatment plants rarely are able to remove such materials from wastewater. As noted previously, EPA...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Scientists begin to zero in on honeybee colony collapse disorder with pesticides and Israeli acute paralytic virus seeming to play major roles

As noted in prior posts, there have been a multitude of theories regarding the cause of honeybee colony collapse (including the far out, such as cell phone signals), which was first reported in November 2006. See, for example, http://www.epa.gov/pesticides...

Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.
Like the earlier reported 9th Circuit case, this recent 11th Circuit case shows that using the Alien Tort Statute or the Torture Act in an environmental context will be quite difficult

As noted in a prior post, the Alien Tort Statute has been used in the past as a vehicle to raise environmental and toxic tort causes of action involving defendants and plaintiffs from third countries. The recent post describing a 9th Circuit case brought...