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Jenner & Block: Minnesota Bans Triclosan For State Government
Posted on 8 Mar 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block Minnesota is believed to be one of the first state governments to stop buying products containing triclosan, an antibacterial commonly used in soap and cosmetics. Through its combined buying power, the... Read More

WV Aboveground Storage Tank Act – Interpretative Rule Regarding Initial Inspection, Certification and Spill Prevention Response Plan Requirements
Posted on 27 Oct 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By William E Chambers The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed an interpretive rule with the WV Secretary of State’s office providing direction for the initial inspection and certification requirements set forth... Read More

EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances... Read More

New York Assembly Approves Passage Of First-In-The-Nation Ban On Plastic Microbeads In Commonly Used Cosmetics
Posted on 9 May 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Microbead-Free Waters Act Bans Plastic Beads Used In Facial Scrubs, Shampoos And Toothpaste. Found At High Levels In Lake Erie, Microbeads Pollute New York Waters And Pose Emerging Threat To Wildlife, Public Health. Protecting Our Waterways Is Among... Read More

Modern Agriculture's Big Five Issues (and How the Law is Reacting to Them)
Posted on 15 Oct 2013 by Todd Janzen

For this next year, I’m serving as the chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Agricultural Management Committee . The Committee is part of the wider ABA Section on the Environment, Energy and Resources and focuses on cutting-edge issues... Read More

Homeowner Environmental Responsibilities For Septic Sewage Systems
Posted on 29 Apr 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Title V Septic Regulations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About 1/3rd of all homes in Massachusetts are dependent upon septic systems, rather than municipal sewer. These include some of the toniest Metrowest... Read More

Ninth Circuit Holds that Dry Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers Must Engage in Active, Not Merely Passive, Activities to be Liable Under RCRA
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

In litigation involving soil and/or groundwater contamination from releases related to dry cleaning equipment and PCE, it has been common for injured property owners to sue the dry cleaning equipment manufacturers, among others. One of the primary legal... Read More