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Jenner & Block: EPA Issues New NEPA Mapping Tool
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA has issued a new online mapping tool, NEPAssist, to assist federal agencies in evaluating possible NEPA environmental review obligations. NEPAssist is one of five pilot projects selected by the White... Read More

Jenner & Block: Important Environmental Compliance Considerations In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, and Allison Torrence, Associate, Jenner & Block As Hurricane Sandy swept across the Eastern Seaboard, the images of its destructive power were humbling. As everyone begins to dig out from the damage caused by the... Read More

New MOU For EPA And DoD
Posted on 15 Feb 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA and DoD have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance the use of innovative technologies and their mutual interests in sustainability. This MOU is entered into between EPA through... Read More

Jenner & Block: New Textbook Update Addresses Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Robert L. Graham , Partner, Jenner & Block LLP Bob Graham co-authored a leading environmental law textbook in use at many U.S. law schools titled Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law and Society . The Fourth Edition of this textbook was... Read More

Jenner & Block: Army Corps Proposes New Controls To Protect Great Lakes From Evasive Aquatic Species
Posted on 6 Feb 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently released an updated list of controls it has identified for preventing the transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) between the Great Lakes and the... Read More

Jenner & Block: New Litigation Filed Over Spent Lead Ammunition On Public Lands
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have filed a complaint against the U.S. Forest Service to limit the disposal of spent lead ammunition. Filed... Read More

NWF Says Ecosystem Breakdowns in Great Lakes Caused by Excessive Nutrients and Invasive Mussels
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Phoebe B. Scott, Associate, Jenner & Block On October 4, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation ("NWF") released a report titled Feast and Famine in the Great Lakes: How Nutrients and Invasive Species Interact to Overwhelm the Coasts... Read More

New Chemicals Proposed for Addition to California’s Proposition 65 List
Posted on 1 Feb 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Katherine M. Rahill, Partner, Jenner & Block In December and January, the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA") announced its intent to add seven new chemicals... Read More

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

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

Jenner & Block: Navy Shipbuilders Avoid Asbestos Product Liability Claims
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block On October 3, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decided two questions of first impression under maritime law: (1) does maritime law recognize the sophisticated... Read More

World Health Organization (WHO) Issues Life Stage Guidance for Risk Assessment
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block According to WHO, a significant challenge exists with monitoring and assessing individual and population level exposure and risk to environmental chemicals associated with how to consider age and life... Read More

WHO Announces Second Meeting On Global Collaboration In Chemical Risk Assessment
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced its second meeting focused on strengthening global collaboration in chemical risk assessment to be held 29-30 March 2012 in Bonn, Germany. The first... Read More

New Report Links Fracking to Potential Health Issues
Posted on 26 Mar 2012 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block A recent study by the Colorado School of Public Health has linked hydraulic fracturing to elevated levels of petroleum hydrocarbons in the air near drilling sites. The study, to be published in Science... Read More

New EPA Draft Report Links Contaminants Found In Groundwater To Fracking
Posted on 7 Jan 2012 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block On December 8, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("U.S. EPA") issued a draft report noting a need for the collection of more baseline data, greater transparency on the... Read More