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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Comments Accepted Through Wednesday August 31 on TDCPP in Foam Padded Sleeping Products

Wed Aug 31st, On Environmental Law, by

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has identified children’s foam-padded sleeping products that contain the flame retardant TDCPP as an Initial Priority Product pursuant to the Safer Consumer Products Act. These polyurethane foam-padded sleeping products include: Nap mats and cots Sleep positioners Travel Beds Bassinet foam Portable crib mattresses Play pens Car bed pads TDCPP, also known as chlorinated tris or tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, is considered a carcinogen by California’s […]

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Ninth Circuit Rules No Incidental Take For Endangered Plants Under ESA

Tue Aug 30th, On Environmental Law, by

On August 15, 2016, the Ninth Circuit ruled that ESA does not require an Incidental Take Statement for endangered plants. In Center for Biological Diversity, et al., v. Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Land Management was challenged for failing to include a Biological Opinion with an “Incidental Take Statement” for a “threatened species” under the Endangered Species Act, a plant known as the Peirson’s milkvetc, in BLM’s analysis […]

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Delta Plan and Twin Tunnels Dealt A Blow in California Superior Court

Tue Aug 23rd, On Environmental Law, by

This summer, a California superior court judge invalidated the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Plan, saying that the plan must be set aside until revised to include measurable or otherwise quantifiable targets that would insure reduced reliance on the watershed and promote restoration of the environment and water supply reliability, as required by the Delta Reform Act. While the plan is invalidated, and until the plan is revised, requirements to protect portions […]

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