California’s Microplastic Initiative to Turn the Tides of Plastic Pollution

They are present on every body of water on Earth – from remote oceans currents to pristine mountain lakes – and they have even been identified in human placenta and lung tissues. Despite progress towards a cleaner, greener future, we have been unable to outrun the impending doom of microplastics. It is no secret that anthropocentric activities have introduced a host of plastics into the planet’s oceans, fundamentally restricting the […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to consider limitation of EPA in landmark case: West Virginia vs. EPA

At a time when carbon emissions stand at the forefront of public concern, legislators and advocacy groups throughout the United States are doing all they can to limit the fossil fuel and coal industries to prevent further impacts. For the past 50 years, environmental policymakers have looked to the guidance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and enforce environmental regulations. However, recent debates over the provisions enabling the […]

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Orange County Oil Spill Culminates in Multifaceted Lawsuit

Thu Mar 24th, On Environmental Law, by

On the morning of October 2, 2021, Orange County residents awoke to a coastal oil spill of approximately 25,000 gallons, measuring an expansive 5.8 miles in length. This tragedy, referred to as Orange County Oil Spill, was caused as a result of two container ships making contact with an underwater pipeline, and the subsequent negligence on the part of the pipeline’s management team responsible for reporting the incident. Months later, […]

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A Warm Welcome to Recent UCLA Law Grad: Lauren Partch

Mon Feb 28th, On Firm News, by

Bick Law LLP is delighted to announce the hiring of recent UCLA law graduate, Lauren Partch, who will be joining the firm as a Law Clerk until her California bar admission. As a native of Phoenix, Arizona, Partch’s love of the outdoors, as well as her draw to climate advocacy, have impassioned her desire to pursue a career in environmental law. Having lived in numerous cities, both domestically and internationally, […]

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