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Department of Labor Enables Consideration of ESG Factors in ERISA Investments

USA - November 23 2022 Yesterday, the Department of Labor "released a final rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) . . . [that] clarif[ied] that…

SEC Highlights ESG Enforcement Activity in Annual Report

USA - November 23 2022 The SEC recently announced its yearly summary of enforcement activity. Among the items it chose to highlight were its efforts to enforce ESG-related…

EPA deserves a high grade for its progress implementing its PFAS road map and so does Congress

USA - November 21 2022 As students around the country journey home for Thanksgiving break before final exams, EPA has reported on its progress implementing its ambitious…

Another case in which a non-governmental organization wants a court to tell EPA how to do its job

USA - November 17 2022 Yesterday a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard from lawyers for the Public Employees for…

Biden Administration Proposes That Federal Contractors Must Disclose GHG Emissions

USA - November 14 2022 Last Thursday, the Biden Administration proposed that all federal contractors (except those receiving less than $7.5 million annually in contracts) be…

The FTX Bankruptcy and the Question of Prudent Retirement Plan Investments: the Saga Continues

USA - November 14 2022 Among those impacted by the U.S. bankruptcy filing of leading global cryptocurrency exchange FTX on November 11, 2022 is the Ontario Teachers’ Pension…

Harassing EPA in the Courts isn't in our interests even when an NGO like CLF or the CRWA is the Plaintiff

USA - November 11 2022 While many of us were focused on the 2022 elections, the Conservation Law Foundation and the Charles River Watershed Association again sued the…

Saying EPA's implementation of its PFAS road map is going to "increase legal liability" is like saying seat belts will cause more car accidents!

USA - November 8 2022 I was surprised to see a former EPA official opining that identifying two of the hundreds of forever chemicals known collectively as PFAS as…

An SEC Win - US District Court Judge Rules LBRY’s LBC Token a Security

USA - November 8 2022 In a significant victory for the SEC, US District Court Judge Paul J. Barbadoro granted summary judgment to the SEC in what is the first enforcement…

Senate Republicans Issue Warning to Law Firms About Potential Antitrust Implications of ESG Activities

USA - November 7 2022 Last Thursday, five Republican senators--Cotton (AR), Grassley (IA), Rubio (FL), Lee (UT), and Blackburn (TN)--sent an identical letter to…