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New Department of Justice Policy on Guidance Documents May Affect Environment Enforcement Cases

USA - January 31 2018 On Jan. 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a new policy, "Limiting Use of Agency Guidance Documents in Affirmative Civil…

Richard Alonso, Samuel B. Boxerman, Samuel I. Gutter, Justin A. Savage

Incidental Take of Migratory Birds No Longer Prohibited by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

USA - January 3 2018 On Dec. 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) issued Memorandum M-370501, which concludes that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), 16…

Peter R. Steenland, Peter Whitfield

District Court Rules It Lacks Jurisdiction Over Claims for Future Climate Change Injuries

USA - September 15 2017 The U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts dismissed, in part, an environmental group's challenge to a Boston Harbor terminal's…

Justin A. Savage, Jim Wedeking

2016 Environmental Year in Review

European Union, USA - March 16 2017 With a new president of the United States and new Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) administrator, the changes in environmental priorities…

Kristina Nordlander, Judith M. Praitis, Byron F. Taylor

Congress Passes Legislation Mandating a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard: Five Things You Need to Know

USA - July 21 2016 On July 14, 2016, the House of Representatives passed S. 764, "An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for…

Sarah M. Goldstein, Deepti A. Kulkarni, Keith A. Matthews, Diane C McEnroe