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The latest fashion trends continue to heat up global runways, but unfortunately, the industry is also heating up the globe.
Lowenstein Sandler
Typically, final remediation documents (no-further-action letters, response action outcomes, and the like) signal the end of remediation at a contaminated site.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
On November 17, the EPA paused its prior approval of up to 100 shipments of wastes containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the Chemours Netherlands B.V. facility...
Foley Hoag LLP
Earlier this week, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed suit against PepsiCo. At the core of the case are allegations that PepsiCo.'s widespread use of single-use plastics...
Davis Graham & Stubbs
On November 3, 2023, the United States Forest Service announced a proposed amendment to its special use regulations at 36 C.F.R. part 251...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Expanding on the plastic bag ban and in an effort to create a lower waste state, the Delaware Legislature has banned most of the...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
With the passage of the Renewable Rikers Act (the act) by the New York City (NYC or the city) Council in February 2021, Rikers Island, the penal colony with a horrific legacy...
Sive, Paget & Riesel
Almost five years after publishing the first substantial revisions to its solid waste management regulations, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation published a new set of final revisions to the regulations...
Pierce Atwood LLP
As forecast in our December 2022 client alert, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a pre-publication version of its final rule that eliminates the use of the de minimis exemption...
Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols
On September 28, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") finally finalized its rule requiring the reporting and recordkeeping of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFAS").
Beveridge & Diamond
Companies should take note and be prepared to respond quickly to more—and more aggressive—EPA enforcement, on the heels of two new enforcement initiatives announced by David Uhlmann...
Holland & Knight
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule that requires comprehensive reporting by manufacturers and importers of the more than 1,000 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)...
Foley & Lardner
The automotive industry continues to grow a record of sustainability, improving fuel efficiency and proliferating electric vehicles, and adopting eco-friendly manufacturing processes.
Reed Smith
New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued draft guidance intended to implement provisions of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA)...
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
On Sept. 28, 2023, the EPA released its final reporting and recordkeeping requirements for PFAS, scientifically known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances...
Nossaman LLP
On September 28, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its rule requiring reporting of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
European Union
Cooley LLP
In this post, we lift the (recyclable!) lid on plastic packaging taxes – a relatively new and evolving area of environmental taxation. We focus on the UK's plastic packaging tax...
Steptoe & Johnson
The Federal Court of Canada recently ruled that the designation of "plastic manufactured items" as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act...
Foley & Lardner
In addition to California's AB 1305 climate disclosure law that goes into effect on January 1, 2024, another climate disclosure law is the EU's...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On September 4, 2023, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INCPP) released a draft proposal on the reduction of global plastic pollution.
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