September 15, 2016

JD Supra September 14, 2016 by Liza Magley, Thomas Smith, and Richard Weber As we reported, on June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Reform for the 21st Century Act (the Act) into law, enacting the Toxic Substances Control Act’s (TSCA) first reform in its four decades of …

July 30, 2016

JD Supra July 28, 2016 by Stanford Baird, Maureen O’Dea Brill, Cliff Rothenstein, Edward Sangster Recently signed into law, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the “Lautenberg Act”), significantly reforms the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) and includes important provisions regarding federal preemption of state laws regulating chemicals.  …

July 11, 2016

The Davis Enterprise July 10, 2016 by Felicia Alvarez In the latest addition to the turbulent saga of Valero Refining Company’s proposal to expand a crude oil-by-rail train route through the Sacramento-Davis region to a refinery in Benicia, the City of Davis, Yolo County, and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments …

June 29, 2016

The Huffington Post June 28, 2016 by Michele Swenson In Colorado as in other states, it has been observed that very often “Corporations write laws, legislators enact them, and the courts enforce them.” Since the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) began writing state preemption laws to override local bans on tobacco …