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California Will Use List of Products Containing BPA to Inform Consumers Through 2017

Wed Feb 1st, On Environmental Law, by

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHAA) has created a new list at https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/bpalist to provide the public information regarding whether bisphenol A (BPA) was intentionally added in the manufacture of a can, bottle cap or seal for a particular food or beverage product. BPA is a chemical listed under Proposition 65 as causing harm to the female reproductive system. OEHAA intends for consumers to use this list as […]

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Speed Up Environmental Review and Approval of Infrastructure Projects

Fri Jan 27th, On Environmental Law, by

On January 24, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to expedite environmental reviews and approvals for high priority infrastructure projects.  Consistent with his campaign promises to reduce regulatory burdens for domestic manufacturers and to create more American jobs, the order purports that delays caused by agency processes and procedures have prevented the American people from the full benefits of increased infrastructure investments.  To that end, the order states “it […]

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Southern California Will Seek Authority From EPA to Reduce Air Emissions By 55% By 2031

Fri Jan 27th, On Environmental Law, by

The 2016 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) is a regional blueprint by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for achieving federal health-based air quality standards for ground-level ozone and fine particulates.  The 2016 AQMP seeks to achieve multiple goals in partnership with other entities promoting reductions in greenhouse gases and toxic risk, as well as efficiencies in energy use, transportation, and goods movement.  The AQMP focuses on transportation […]

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Exacerbation of Existing Environmental Hazards Required for CEQA Reports

Wed Jan 25th, On Environmental Law, by

In East Sacramento Partnership for a Livable City v. City of Sacramento, the Third District Court of Appeal interpreted and applied the California Supreme Court’s ruling in California Building Industry Association v. Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and in doing so, rejected a claim that the environmental impact report (EIR) for the residential project at-issue failed to consider the exacerbation of existing environmental hazards. Ultimately, the ruling of the […]

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