June 16, 2016

The Huffington Post June 15, 2016 by Jonathan Greenberg On June 15 a panel of federal judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will meet in Honolulu to hear oral arguments that are likely to result in the most important environmental legal decision of our time. The hearing involves recent Federal District …

June 15, 2016

The Register Herald June 14, 2016 Saturday’s article “Judge rules Fayette fracking ban invalid” told a familiar story about the federal government denying local communities the right to regulate fracking, as a judge overturned Fayette County’s ban on fracking wastewater disposal. West Virginia now joins the growing list of states …

June 13, 2016

The National Law Review June 10, 2016 This week, the Senate approved by voice vote a sweeping bipartisan amendment to the federal law regulating chemical manufacturing and use, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576), also …

June 10, 2016

Safer Chemicals 2016 Summary: The reform of TSCA gives EPA important new authorities to tackle the problem of toxic chemicals. For the first time, there are also enforceable deadlines and schedules for EPA work on chemicals as well as dedicated funding from fees paid by industry. The pace of change …

June 10, 2016

E&E Daily June 9, 2016 by Josh Kurtz The Toxic Substances Control Act became law in 1976, and it feels as if members of Congress have been trying to reform it ever since.That’s an exaggeration, of course.But the fact is, reform efforts have been underway for several years but always came …