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Reed Elsevier Participates In 2012 World Environment Day

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 Environment Day focus is 'Green Economy: does...

State Net Environmental Law News: Michigan Governor Snyder Rolls Out Expanded Recycling Plan

SNYDER ROLLS OUT EXPANDED RECYCLING PLAN: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) released a proposal last week that would double the amount of residential waste that Wolverine State residents recycle. "Michigan has a strong tradition of protecting and enhancing its environment," Snyder said in a...

New Data on Open Burning of World’s Garbage

By E. Lynn Grayson Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates that more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned in such fires...

Waste Hauler Illegally Demolished Building Filled With Asbestos and 14,500 Tons of Trash

A federal indictment has been filed charging three businessman, including the owner of several garbage-hauling businesses, with violating the Clean Air Act by failing to remove asbestos prior to demolishing a former factory filled with trash. Related charges for illegally dumping garbage at the factory...

Safeway, Inc. to Pay $9.87 Million Settlement for Environmental Violations

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 California laws for the safe storage, handling...

Proposed Rules Seek to Cut Methane Emissions at Landfills

By Ethan R. Ware , Partner, Williams Mullen EPA has issued a proposed rule and a supplemental proposal to a July 14, 2015 proposed rule that are designed to achieve additional reductions of landfill gas (LFG) and its components, including methane, by lowering the emissions threshold at which emission...