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Safe Drinking Water Act Section 1441: A Tool to Combat Supply Chain Issues for Public Water Systems and POTWs

USA - January 18 2022 As the United States continues experiencing nationwide supply chain issues, it comes as little surprise that these problems are also impacting the…

Cartel allegations in France regarding the concealed use of Bisphenol A in food packaging

European Union, France - October 21 2021 Bisphenol A is a chemical product which is considered an endocrine disruptor and, for that reason, has been banned from the food industry since 2015…

Prop 65 Regulatory Update for the Food & Cannabis Industry: OEHHA Proposes Specialized Warnings for Exposures to Acrylamide from Food & Exposures to Smoke from Cannabis/THC Products

USA - October 15 2021 Food has become a bigger and bigger target for enforcement under Prop 65 over the last few years, and acrylamide in particular has been the subject of…

Clearing the Air: US EPA Looks to Revamp Pyrolysis and Gasification Regulations

USA - October 5 2021 One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In this case, one man’s solid waste, commercial and industrial waste, biomass, plastics, tires, and organic…

Record £90 Million Fine for a “Flagrant Disregard” of UK Environmental Law Calls for Boards of Directors to Take Note

United Kingdom - October 1 2021 On 19 August, the sentencing remarks of Mr Justice Johnson were published in relation to the recent £90 million fine issued to Southern Water for…

European Commission proposes a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) for iron, steel, cement, fertilisers, aluminium and electricity (4 in 4-part series)

European Union - August 18 2021 Another much-anticipated and likely controversial proposed regulation would establish a CBAM for certain imports. The Commission presented it as a…

European Commission Proposes a Revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (3 in 4-Part Series)

European Union - August 17 2021 As another key component of the Fit for 55 package, the Commission made a proposal to amend Directive 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy…

European Commission Proposes “Most Crucial Change to the EU Emission Trading System So Far” (2 in 4-Part Series)

European Union - August 16 2021 As part of the Fit for 55 package, the Commission presented a proposal to revise Directive 2003/87 establishing a system for GHG emission allowance…

European Commission proposes a landmark “fit for 55” package of climate and energy legislation (1 in 4-part series)

European Union - August 13 2021 Delivering a key component of the European Green Deal umbrella policy that it adopted in December 2019, the European Commission issued 15 legislative…

US EPA Takes AIM at HFCs

USA - August 2 2021 It’s déjà vu all over again. Over the course of more than thirty years, EPA and industry partners successfully wound down usage of ozone-depleting…