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Removal Pitfalls: Toxic Tort Case Remanded Back To State Court
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Steven M. Siros

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... 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

FDA Announces Ban on BPA in Bottles and Sippy Cups
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Katherine M. Rahill, Partner, Jenner & Block On July 17, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a final rule amending its food additive regulations to ban the use of polycarbonate resins in baby bottles and sippy... Read More

More Evidence That Exposure to Pesticides and Solvents May Cause Parkinson’s
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer A recent report in a leading peer reviewed medical journal, Neurology , again concludes that exposure to pesticides and solvents is linked to a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease . The report... Read More

What is California Up To? – The Initial List of Candidate Toxic Chemicals is Published
Posted on 23 Oct 2013 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The California Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR) took effect on October 1, 2013. http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/LawsRegsPolicies/Regs/upload/Text-of-Final-Safer-Consumer-Products-Regulations-2.pdf The CA Dept of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released... Read More

California Enacts Modest Reform to Proposition 65
Posted on 24 Oct 2013 by Troutman Sanders

By Karen F. Lederer and Eric L. Unis On October 5, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill amending the state’s notorious Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Prop 65, giving some protection... Read More