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Orange County Votes to Deny Construction of Desalination Facility

Thu Jul 7th, On Environmental Law, by

The oceans of the world, which makeup over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, contain approximately 97 percent of the planet’s water. The remaining 3 percent, which humans, animals and vegetation rely upon for drinking and agriculture, can be found within the rivers and lakes that constitute freshwater. As global temperatures continue to give rise to drought and dehydration, the pressure to access suitable freshwater for land-based ecosystems also increases. […]

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Lawsuit Against EPA Follows Newly Reinstated California Waiver

The Environmental Protection Agency was met with a lawsuit in early May from a collection of Republican-led states over its decision to restore the Clean Air Act waiver for California. This waiver, which was reinstated in March of 2022, permits California to set its own standards for emissions regarding vehicles. California has faced long-term struggles with smog and air pollution, and for many, the waiver was perceived as a step […]

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Burger King Faces Retribution Over Hazardous Compounds in Whopper Packaging

Sat May 21st, On Litigation, by

Complete with fresh cut lettuce, mayo, and a swirl of ketchup, served on a sesame seed bun, the Burger King Whopper stands as the choice lunch for the thousands of customers who consume it daily. While it is commonly held that Burger King, similar to most fast-food restaurants, lacks the nutritional advantages that humans demand, there may be a secondary danger associated with the infamous whopper endangering the health of […]

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California Granted Power to Self-Regulate Auto Emission Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency celebrated a triumphant victory on Wednesday, March 9, when California recovered the authority to establish emission standards, enabling the state to tighten regulations on greenhouse gas emissions beyond federal requirements. This decision to reestablish California as a leader in the fight toward greener motor vehicle efficiency was delivered by the Biden administration, which reversed a Trump administration attempt to block the state from using its vast […]

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