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California's New Spray Adhesive And Aerosol Coatings Requirements – Will You Be Ready On January 1?
A trap for unwary manufacturers and retailers is the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations for consumer and other products sold in the state.
United States
19 Dec 2016
California's New Spray Adhesive And Aerosol Coatings Requirements – Will You Be Ready On January 1?
A trap for unwary manufacturers and retailers is the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations for consumer and other products sold in the state.
United States
15 Dec 2016
Ninth Circuit Rejects CERCLA Liability For Air Emissions
Do air emissions of hazardous substances create a cleanup liability under the Superfund?
United States
16 Aug 2016
Seller Beware: California Announces Draft Plan For New Consumer Product Categories Under Its Green Chemistry Initiative
California’s toxics agency has released a draft work plan identifying seven consumer product categories that may be the focus of the state’s Green Chemistry Initiative.
United States
23 Sep 2014
The "Discovery" Rule Is No Longer Supreme: The Supreme Court Holds That State Statutes Of Repose Are Not Preempted By CERCLA
The Supreme Court ruled in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger et al. that CERCLA does not preempt state statutes of repose.
United States
18 Jun 2014
Challengers Double Down On Opposition To California’s Carbon Allowance Auctions
California's cap-and-trade program mandates that certain covered entities acquire allowances for each metric ton of greenhouse gas (GHG) they emit during specified compliance periods.
United States
7 May 2013
Next Generation Of Consumer Product Rules: California Issues Draft Green Chemistry Regulations
On July 27, 2012, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control ("DTSC") finally released its proposed green chemistry regulations for public notice and comment.
United States
31 Jul 2012
D.C. Circuit Rebuffs Challenges To EPA’s Climate Change Regulations
In considering the most serious efforts to date to invalidate the federal climate change regulations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously upheld several of EPA’s Clean Air Act greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rules against a challenge by industry groups and several states.
United States
2 Jul 2012
EPA Proposes Nationwide Limits On Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Power Plants
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a landmark rule that would establish the first national limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
United States
3 Apr 2012
Greenhouse Gas And Environmental Justice Issues Collide As California Attorney General’s Office Weighs In On Sustainable Communities Plan
On January 25, 2012, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the "sustainable communities strategy," or "SCS," the first such strategy adopted in the state for the San Diego region.
United States
31 Jan 2012
California Adopts Historic Cap-And-Trade Program For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Last night, California made history by enacting the nation’s first statewide, comprehensive cap-and-trade program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
United States
28 Oct 2011
California Takes Action on Bisphenol-A: What Is the Impact?
California has joined 11 other states in limiting the sale of selected products that contain the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA).
United States
20 Oct 2011
TCE Revisited: U.S. EPA Releases Long-Awaited Toxicity Reassessment Of Trichloroethylene With Potentially Vast Implications On Historically Contaminated Sites, Industrial And Consumer Products, And Liability
In a move with potentially far-reaching implications, on September 28, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its long-awaited final health assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE).
United States
12 Oct 2011
What A Difference A Year Makes: California Delays Its New Carbon Trading Program
California's innovative cap-and-trade program to control greenhouse gas emissions will have to wait another year.
United States
13 Jul 2011
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
AB 32 Standstill? California's Cap-And-Trade Market On Hold Until State Assesses Viable Program Alternatives
California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, Assembly Bill 32 ("AB 32"), suffered a major setback on Friday, March 18, when a California superior court judge ruled that the state did not adequately consider alternatives when developing its implementation plan.
United States
3 Apr 2011
A Seat at the Table: Ninth Circuit Announces New Rules for Defending NEPA Actions
The Ninth Circuit has removed a long-standing obstacle that prevented private parties and local governments from intervening in National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") cases.
United States
26 Jan 2011
Full Speed Ahead – California Overwhelmingly Approves Landmark Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program
As predicted, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted 9-1 on December 16 to adopt the nation’s largest cap-and-trade program to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
United States
10 Jan 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
Retailers and Consumer Product Makers Beware: California Imposes New Restrictions on VOCs in Cleaners, Lubricants and Insecticides
California’s air pollution rules for consumer products—always a trap for the unwary out-of-state business— just got tougher. On November 18, 2010, the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") adopted revisions to its Consumer Products Regulation for 11 categories of products, including general purpose cleaners and degreasers, glass cleaners, oven and grill cleaners, and insect sprays.
United States
1 Dec 2010
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