October 31, 2017

The New York Times, Eric Lipton, October 21, 2017-  For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has struggled to prevent an ingredient once used in stain-resistant carpets and nonstick pans from contaminating drinking water. The chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, has been linked to kidney cancer, birth defects, immune system disorders and other serious health …

December 14, 2016

Capital Public Radio Amy Quinton December 12, 2016 Serious clashes over environmental policy between California and President-elect Donald Trump’s administration are likely. Legal experts say to expect increased tension and litigation. Legally, California’s environmental rules and programs could be challenged in a variety of ways by the Trump administration – putting …

October 17, 2016

Altus Times By Katrina Goforth October 15, 2016 U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Tulsa) paid a visit to Altus on Wednesday to meet with local farmers and policymakers concerning State Question 777, Oklahoma’s Right to Farm Amendment that will be on the ballot Nov. 8. Inhofe is the chairman of the …

June 25, 2016

Lexology June 22, 2016 by Reed Smith The reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the first major environmental law passed since 1990. President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576) into law on June 22, 2016. The bill radically amends TSCA …

June 15, 2016

Bad News & Good News in Federal TSCA Reform On June 2, Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21stCentury Act. The law reforms the current Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and expands the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority. But states and some advocates are concerned about federal …