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Supreme Court Rejects States’ Nuisance Claims But Leaves Door Open To Future Climate Change Lawsuits
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in American Electric Power v. Connecticut that federal common law nuisance claims cannot be used to address harms arising from climate change.
United States
28 Jun 2011
Future of Climate Change Tort Litigation in the Hands of U.S. Supreme Court
On Monday, December 6, 2010, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in American Electric Power v. Connecticut, a case examining whether the electric utility industry may be held accountable in court for its alleged contributions to harms arising from climate change.
United States
16 Dec 2010
Environmental Marketing Claims For Plastic Products Subject To Additional Requirements In California
“Green claims” for plastic products? Not so fast. In response to continuing concerns about false and misleading advertising and marketing claims regarding the environmental benefits of plastic bags and plastic food and beverage products, the California Legislature adopted Assembly Bill 1972 (A.B. 1972) to prohibit the use of certain terms for such products.
United States
10 Feb 2009
New EPA Rule Reduces RCRA Reporting Requirements
On April 4, 2006, EPA published a new rule regarding federal hazardous waste regulations in an effort to reduce recordkeeping, reporting, and inspection requirements imposed on businesses, states, and the public. See 71 Fed. Reg. 16862 (Apr. 4, 2006). The new rule, which becomes effective May 4, 2006, is intended to reduce the paperwork burden imposed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Industries affected by the new rule include manufacturing, transportation, waste treatmen
United States
9 May 2006
REACH: European Union Proposal to Regulate Toxic Chemicals
Toxic chemical law will undergo a major change in 2006 when the European Union is expected to enact legislation known as the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH). REACH will replace more than 40 existing directives and regulations. It requires registration of chemicals made in or imported to the EU, assessment of the risks arising from chemical use, and implementation of measures to manage risks.
European Union
14 Jun 2004
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