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EPA Revisits Clean Air Act Interpretation

Wed Sep 26th, On Environmental Law, by

In 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit) vacated a 2015 rule issued by the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intended to target greenhouse gas emissions by forcing companies that use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in products like spray cans and refrigerators to swap them out for an EPA-approved alternative.  The D.C. Circuit stated that, while Section 612 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or […]

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EPA Updates Definition of Solid Waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Wed Sep 19th, On Environmental Law, by

On May 30, 2018 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a final rule updating the definition of solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The change comes as a result of a series of court orders issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the matter of American Petroleum Institute v. EPA (D.C. Cir. No. 09-1038). The case arose when numerous environmental and […]

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California Commits to 100 % Carbon-Free Energy by 2045

Mon Sep 10th, On Environmental Law, by

California has recently taken a large step towards ending its dependence on fossil fuels and promoting the use of clean, renewable energy through the passage of Senate Bill 100 (SB 100). Following in the footsteps of Hawaii, where a similar bill was recently passed, Senate Bill 100 aims to transition California’s energy grid to being powered by 100 percent carbon-free energy by the year 2045. While the bill has yet […]

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California Proposition 65 Compliance Deadline Approaching Fast: Updated Requirements for Warning Labels on Products Manufactured on or After August 30

Wed Aug 29th, On Environmental Law, by

The upcoming deadline to comply with newly revised California Proposition 65, otherwise known as the, “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” is August 30th. Proposition 65 (California Health and Safety Code, section 25249.6 et seq.) requires that persons doing business in California must provide a “clear and reasonable warning,” to individuals before exposing them to chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects […]

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