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Liability For Delays In Issuing Environmental Permits?
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by Dianne Saxe

Can the government be liable for financial damages, when they refuse environmental permits for unreasonable reasons, or cause an unreasonable delay in issuing a permit? Yes, it is possible, according to the British Columbia Court of Appeal ! Given the... Read More

Lead and cadmium may delay the onset of puberty in girls
Posted on 18 Dec 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Violation of lead and cadmium standards are often used in litigation under California's Proposition 65 because the threshold warning level, based on "reproductive toxicity", requires the potential ingestion of very small amounts. The general... Read More

Some congeners of the flame retardant PBDE associated with delaying time to pregnancy
Posted on 16 May 2010 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

PBDE's are used as flame retardants in furniture, carpeting, textiles, electronics, and plastics. Commercial mixtures of PBDE's contain a variety of congeners [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congeners]. Data collected by the Centers for Disease... Read More