Monthly Archives: October 2016

Pesticide-Coated Seed Regulation and EPA Final Agency Action

Mon Oct 31st, On Environmental Law, by

In January, a number of commercial beekeepers, growers and environmental activist groups filed a lawsuit – Anderson et al. v. McCarthy et al. – against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to properly regulate certain pesticide-coated seeds affecting bees and other wildlife.  The lawsuit alleged that the EPA incorrectly applied the treated article exemption of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to the pesticide-coated seeds, enabling the […]

California Legislature Demands Additional 40% Cut In Carbon Air Emissions By 2030

Thu Oct 27th, On Environmental Law, by

Two climate change bills were passed by the California legislature recently: SB 32 and AB 197. Senate Bill 32 would require California to cut greenhouse gas levels to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, extending the state’s authority to enact climate policies beyond the 2020 reduction to 1990 levels. Assembly Bill 197 would support those goals by giving legislators more power over the Air Resources Board. AB 197 is […]

Senate Bill 1383 – New Climate Change Regulation to Effect Variety of Pollutants Including Methane

Mon Oct 24th, On Environmental Law, by

On September 19, 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1383 into law, setting the stage for a substantial shift in California regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, with particularly drastic consequences for the livestock and dairy industries. SB 1383 signals the start of an expansive, statewide emissions reduction implementation for methane and other greenhouse gas pollutants (e.g. fluorinated gases and black carbon) that together comprise a significant portion of greenhouse gas […]

Congratulations to Bick Law LLP

Thu Oct 20th, On Firm News, by

Congratulations to Bick Law LLP for winning the prestigious Gold MarCom Award for our outstanding website and marketing campaign! MarCom Awards recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing and communication materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose […]

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