Monthly Archives: June 2016

Revised TSCA Regulations Ready for President Obama’s Signature

Fri Jun 17th, On Environmental Law, by

After months of negotiations, an overwhelming majority of the U.S. House of Representatives (403 to 12) and a unanimous Senate approved a historic reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The legislation, titled the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576, the “Lautenberg Act”), revises the framework for regulating chemicals and provides EPA stronger authority to test and regulate chemicals. President Obama, who issued […]

Lawsuit Threatens EPA’s RCRA Regulation of Oil and Gas Waste as Solid Waste with Significant Potential Costs to California Residents

Wed Jun 8th, On Environmental Law, by

California produces 218 million barrels of crude oil per year from 50,000 wells. It is the 3rd largest producing state in the U.S. It produces 349 billion cubic feet per year of natural gas from more than 1,500 wells and imports 2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year from other U.S. states. Because of the unique blend requirements for gasoline in California, the supply sources are limited and […]

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