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US EPA Releases Draft National Recycling Strategy for Comment

USA - November 18 2020 US EPA recently released its draft National Recycling Strategy (Draft Strategy) as part of its broader “America Recycles” program that aims to…

Judicial Review of US Lead Hazard Rule Suggests Debate Will Continue

USA - November 16 2020 One of the key “non-scope considerations” commonly investigated during environmental due diligence for commercial property transfers is assessment of…

Climate Change Lawsuit Reaches the US Supreme Court

USA - November 11 2020 The US Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in an important climate change lawsuit, BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The lawsuit…

September Update: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy

European Union, United Kingdom - October 8 2020 We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of “frESH Law Horizons - Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure…

Prop 65 Victory For Chemical Industry In Monsanto Case Has Been Appealed

USA - September 25 2020 On June 22, Judge William B. Shubb of the US District Court for the Eastern District of California granted Monsanto’s motion for summary judgment and…

Movement on US House and Senate Energy Packages

USA - September 22 2020 On Monday, the White House released its statement of administration policy (SAP) threatening to veto the proposed clean energy package from the House…

US House of Representatives to Consider Clean Energy Package

USA - September 21 2020 This week, the House of Representatives is set to consider H.R. 447, the House Clean Energy Package. Over 150 amendments were offered on the package…

Supporters of US Plastic Pollution Reduction Bill Press On Despite Challenging Times

USA - September 9 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in increased use of disposable plastics and plastic waste reduction efforts have experienced setbacks as the…

After Almost Four Decades, White House Issues New NEPA Regulations-Lawsuits Likely

USA - August 20 2020 The Trump administration recently finalized updates to regulations for environmental impact review of large projects under the National Environmental…

Heavy Duty Engine Regulatory Update: US EPA Enforcement Discretion and CARB Proposed Rulemaking

USA - August 11 2020 We are continuing to follow regulatory developments proposed for the heavy-duty vehicle and engine sector. In our most recent blog post on the topic…