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Safeway, Inc. to Pay $9.87 Million Settlement for Environmental Violations
Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

West Virginia Gets Serious About Liability Barriers To Brownfield Revitalization
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Dianne Saxe

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... Read More

California Approves New Mattress Recycling Fee
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by GreenbergTraurig

Mattress retailers and manufacturers face new requirements in California in 2016. Responding to attempts to over-regulate disposal of used mattresses, a coalition of manufacturers and retailers sponsored legislation to create an industry managed recycling... Read More

Reed Elsevier Participates In 2012 World Environment Day
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

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... Read More

FTC Warns Plastic Bag Companies about Oxodegradable Claims
Posted on 6 Jan 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

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... 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

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: New York City Enacts Three More Recommendations From the Green Codes Task Force
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by J. Cullen Howe

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... Read More

How Green Is My Carpet?
Posted on 29 Aug 2011 by Dianne Saxe

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... Read More

Waste diversion, odour and climate change
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer Clare Booth Luce, the famous American playwright, journalist, ambassador, and Congresswoman, used to say, "no good deed goes unpunished". To my regret, this sardonic and rather depressing phrase... 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

Reed Elsevier Participates In 2012 World Environment Day
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

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... Read More

How Green Is My Carpet?
Posted on 29 Aug 2011 by Dianne Saxe

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... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: New York City Enacts Three More Recommendations From the Green Codes Task Force
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by J. Cullen Howe

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... Read More