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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…

Significant Activity Follows US EPA’s TSCA Asbestos Risk Evaluation

USA - February 26 2021 The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) December 30, 2020 issuance of its risk evaluation for asbestos under Section 6 of the Toxic…