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Asbestos Receiving Renewed Attention in Light of Additional US EPA Assessments under TSCA and Potential Ban by Congress

USA - June 10 2019 Asbestos is in the hot seat these days and is receiving significant attention from both US EPA and Congress. In particular, US EPA continues to…

US EPA Extends Date For Designation of Inactive Substances on the TSCA Inventory to August 5, 2019

USA - May 28 2019 US EPA has announced that the formal designation of substances as inactive on US EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory will become…

Local Control in the US Gaining Steam … Again?

USA - May 12 2019 On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 19-181 (SB19-181) into law. SB19-181 was a controversial bill as it made…

US District Court Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Revoke Obama-Era Mineral Leasing Withdrawals

USA - May 10 2019 On March 29, 2019, the US District Court for the District of Alaska blocked the Trump Administration’s efforts to revoke the Obama Administration’s…

President Trump Signs Drought Contingency Plan for Colorado River

USA - May 9 2019 Months ago, in the face of “unacceptably high” risk to the Colorado River’s complex system of reservoirs, US Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner…

UK Supreme Court Considering Parent Company Liability for Environmental Harm Caused by Overseas Subsidiaries

United Kingdom - May 1 2019 In Vedanta Resource PLC and another v Lungowe and others the UK Supreme Court has held that a claim for negligence and breach of statutory duty…

President Trump Signs Two Executive Orders to Promote Development of Critical Energy Infrastructure

USA - April 23 2019 On April 10th, President Donald Trump signed two Executive Orders that seek to promote timely review of critical energy infrastructure projects in…

US EPA Finalizes Rule Employing “SNUR-Only” Approach for TSCA New Chemical Reviews

USA - April 22 2019 On April 5, 2019, US EPA finalized significant new use rules (SNURs) for 13 new chemical substances under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances…

Keystone XL Pipeline Litigation Takes a Turn on Heels of President Trump’s New Presidential Permit

Canada, USA - April 19 2019 The Keystone XL Pipeline is back in the spotlight. In the first quarter of 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and the U.S…

frESH Law Horizons - Key Developments in UK and EU Environment Safety and Health Law Procedure and Policy

United Kingdom - April 5 2019 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) press release indicates that the company failed to manage the risk of exposure to chemicals harmful to health…