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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

Jenner & Block: New EPCRA Tier I and Tier II Updates
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA has proposed changes to EPCRA Section 312 Tier I and Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms required under 40 CFR Part 370. The new rules become effective January 1, 2014. The... Read More

Pepper Hamilton: Nike, Adidas Pledge to Stop Toxic Discharges from Supply Chain by 2020 – A Pledge that May Be Easier to Make than Keep
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel

By William J. Walsh, Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP A number of companies (Adidas Group, C&A, G-Star, H&M, Li Ning, Nike Inc., and Puma) have pledged to eliminate hazardous chemical discharges from their factories by 2020. Specifically, they... Read More

U.S. EPA Proposes Increased Reliance on TRI Data to Drive Enforcement Actions
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Steven M. Siros

U.S. EPA has announced that it is in the process of developing new electronic tools to utilize the data collected by its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to better focus its enforcement efforts. According to Steven Knizner, acting director of U.S. EPA's... 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

Pepper Hamilton: Nike, Adidas Pledge to Stop Toxic Discharges from Supply Chain by 2020 – A Pledge that May Be Easier to Make than Keep
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Pepper Hamilton Sustainability Counsel

By William J. Walsh, Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP A number of companies (Adidas Group, C&A, G-Star, H&M, Li Ning, Nike Inc., and Puma) have pledged to eliminate hazardous chemical discharges from their factories by 2020. Specifically... Read More

Do Not use Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: FERC Confirms It Lacks Jurisdiction over Unbundled Renewable Energy Certificate Sales
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On April 20, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued an order accepting proposed revisions to the WSPP Agreement addressing sales of renewable energy certificates ("RECs") made pursuant to that agreement. In... 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