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Supreme Court Declines to Take up Challenges to Invalidation of EPA HFC Rule

Wed Oct 17th, On Environmental Law, by

On October 9th, 2018 the United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal to reverse the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to vacate a rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) forcing companies that use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in products like spray cans and refrigerators to swap them out for an EPA-approved alternative. While he was not part of the Supreme Court’s decision to deny certiorari, newly-appointed Justice […]

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Presentation of the Environmental Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Nichols

Thu Oct 11th, On Firm News, by

The Environmental Law Section is honored to present its fifth annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Nichols. Introductions by Ellen Peter, Lifetime Achievement Award Co-Chair and Chief Counsel to CARB, and Ann Carlson, UCLA School of Law. For over 45 years, Mary D. Nichols has been at the forefront of environmental law and policy, working steadfastly in the public interest to improve air quality and tackle climate change. She has […]

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State Regulatory Authority under the New Toxic Substances Control Act

Two years ago, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was significantly overhauled with bipartisan support in Congress, and with substantial support from the chemical industry. The EPA has now begun implementing the “New TSCA,” also known as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576), which was officially signed into law by President Obama in 2016 (15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.). One of the most […]

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LACBA Proposition 65 Program

Wed Oct 3rd, On Firm News, by

Register today for this important program explaining the new Prop 65 warning requirements in California, with a speaker from OEHHA answering your questions.  The program will be October 10 at noon at the LACBA. Register here.  

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