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How Green Is My Carpet?

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer Are carpets safe? It depends on the person, on the carpet and on how you look after it. What’s in a carpet? Traditional or antique carpets may be made of wool, silk, cotton or other natural fibres; some use vegetable or mushroom-based colours...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: New York City Enacts Three More Recommendations From the Green Codes Task Force

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP On December 27, 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law three bills that enacted recommendations of the New York City Green Codes Task Force. The bills are aimed at carrying out long-term municipal plans...

Removal Pitfalls: Toxic Tort Case Remanded Back To State Court

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block A recent federal court decision out of the Northern District of Ohio illustrates the importance of carefully evaluating when the 30-day deadline for filing a removal petition begins to run. In Tolloty et al. v. Republic Services, Inc. et al. , plaintiffs...

Reed Elsevier Participates In 2012 World Environment Day

Mark Armour, Chief Financial Officer, Reed Elsevier Group plc, is delighted to herald United Nations World Environment Day which will take place on Tuesday, 5 June - the most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. The 2012 World Environment Day focus is 'Green Economy: does...

West Virginia Gets Serious About Liability Barriers To Brownfield Revitalization

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer West Virginia is getting serious about brownfield revitalization in a way no Canadian jurisdiction has done. In April, they adopted a West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation Act , to come into effect July 12, 2013. It will meaningfully address the key...

FTC Warns Plastic Bag Companies about Oxodegradable Claims

Continuing its focus on environmental claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has written to 15 producers of plastic bags warning that “oxodegradable” and “oxo-biodegradable” claims may be deceptive and asking for confirmation that the claims will be withdrawn or that competent...

Safeway, Inc. to Pay $9.87 Million Settlement for Environmental Violations

Safeway Inc. has entered into a Stipulated Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction in California to resolve allegations that more than 500 Safeway stores and distribution centers, including its other brands, Vans, Pavilions and Pak 'n Save, violated California laws for the safe storage, handling...