Two Birds, One Wall

Thu Jan 16th, On Environmental Law, by

In the late seventies, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service began buying pieces of land along the Texas-Mexico border. This collection of land, assembled over decades into 135 individual tracts of nearly 105,000 acres, were part of an effort to protect the Rio Grande Valley of Texas from development and farming. Although the area has since become a quagmire of illegal immigration and drug smuggling, it is also one […]

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DRI TTEL Annual Conference   Phoenix, February 19-21, 2020

Thu Jan 16th, On Firm News, by

Bick Law LLP’s founding partner, Kim Bick, is the Program Chair for the DRI Toxic Tort and Environmental Law group and has planned the DRI TTEL annual conference this year in Phoenix, AZ, on February 19-21. It will have ethics and bias CLE credits, and Kim personally curated outstanding panels that will be interesting and engaging. Of course, the networking opportunities are unsurpassed as well.  We hope to see you there. Register before […]

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Clean Air Act: EPA Advances Clean Trucks Initiative

Wed Jan 15th, On Environmental Law, by

Clean Air Act Clean Air Act: EPA Advances Clean Trucks Initiative On Monday, Pete Lopez, the New York Regional Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced EPA’s intent to advance the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI)–part of the regulations allowed under the Clean Air Act–in New York and New Jersey. The CTI is moving to establish stricter standards for emissions associated with the large engines commonly seen on interstate highways. […]

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Sustainability: Are Lobster Shells The Answer To Reducing Plastic Waste?

Tue Jan 14th, On Sustainability, by

Sustainability: How Lobster Shells Can Reduce Ocean Plastic  Plastic is a lasting and versatile substance, but those same characteristics that make it useful for manufacturing make it harsh on the environment. Scientists may have an answer to the sustainability problem when it comes to plastic. Chitin, a substance found in various natural sources, including lobster shells, insect exoskeletons, and other sources, is also a strong and resilient substance. Scientists around […]

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