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Prop. 65 lead testing can use average exposures, appeals court confirms

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2015

A California appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling against plaintiff Environmental Law Foundation (ELF), which alleged that the products

EPA memorandum clarifies need for approval of time-critical removal actions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memorandum establishes procedures that apply to the circumstances under which EPA regional offices must

OEHHA extends comment period on hazard ID materials related to BPA listing under Prop. 65

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2015

The California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the deadline for public

Louisiana Supreme Court reverses class certification ruling in rail car leak case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2012

The Louisiana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s certification of a class of plaintiffs who alleged they were exposed to ethyl acrylic fumes from a railroad tank car leak

CalEPA launches new effort to list styrene under Prop. 65

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2015

The California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced its intent to list styrene as

Defective notice dooms RCRA citizen suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a RCRA citizen suit against Omya, Inc. for failure to meet RCRA’s notice requirements

Industry takes aim at draft UCSF report on nanomaterial regulation in California

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2010

Concerned about regulatory coordination issues, the omission of new environmental data and an apparent failure to recognize collaborative stakeholder efforts, nanotech industry interests have reportedly urged CalEPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and researchers with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to revise a draft April 2010 report on nanomaterial regulation

CEQ issues guidance on development of climate change adaptation plans

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2011

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued guidance March 4, 2011, to federal agencies instructing them to take a number of steps to comply with Executive Order 13514

Study claims bacteria break down BPA into more toxic metabolites

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2011

A recent Rutgers University study claims that bacteria can break down bisphenol A (BPA) into metabolites that are more toxic to the environment than BPA itself

Federal court rejects claims that Mcdonald’s food packaging harms the environment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2011

A federal court in Illinois has reportedly dismissed on standing grounds the pro se claims of an individual plaintiff who alleged that the food packaging materials used by McDonald’s Corp., when discarded by consumers, pose a threat to the environment