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Proposals to Expand Basel Convention Controls on Circular Economy Trade

USA - January 13 2021 Parties to the Basel Convention are considering legally binding amendments to the Convention that would dramatically expand controls and trade bans…

K. Russell LaMotte, Dacia T. Meng.

Controls and Trade Bans on Plastic Waste Shipments Effective January 1, 2021

OECD, USA - December 8 2020 On January 1, 2021, new Basel Convention controls on international shipments of non-hazardous plastic waste will go into effect in countries around…

Deepti B. Gage, K. Russell LaMotte, Dacia T. Meng.

Department of Energy Requests Public Input on Energy Conservation Standards for External Power Supplies

USA - May 20 2020 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published on May 20 a request for information (RFI) pertaining to potential revisions to the current energy…

Daniel A. Eisenberg, Jack Zietman.

Court Finds American Lobster Fishery Requires Incidental Take Statement for Impacts on Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

USA - April 13 2020 As commercial fisheries across the United States continue to adjust operations in the face of new legal requirements, such as the shift from…

Brooklyn N. Hildebrandt, Augustus "Gus" E. Winkes.

New York Approves $3 Billion 2020 Conservation Bond Act

USA - April 3 2020 The New York State Legislature passed Governor Cuomo's Restore Mother Nature Bond Act on April 1st as part of the state's 2020-2021 budget. The Act…

Stephen L. Gordon, Jessica Maloney.