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Matters That Matter: August Pro Bono Roundup
In this edition of Matters That Matter, we honor the many lawyers who have dedicated their time to important pro bono causes
United States
30 Aug 2019
Impact Links: CDP Report On Climate Risk; GIIN Annual Survey; Ralph Lauren Sustainability Strategy; Biz Schools Take On Impact Investing; New Flood Risk Database
A new report by UK nonprofit CDP reveals 215 of the world's biggest companies face almost $1 trillion in climate change risks, with many likely to hit within the next five years.
United States
4 Jul 2019
Los Angeles County Voters Passed A Parcel Tax To Fund Water Capture Projects – What You Should Know
This past November, residents of the County of Los Angeles passed Measure W, a parcel tax of 2.5 cents per square foot of impermeable land meant to fund projects to improve stormwater capture,
United States
10 Jun 2019
Environmental Action Under Governor Newsom's CalEPA – What's In Store For The State?
The California Environmental Protection Agency directs some of the most important environmental agencies in the state.
United States
18 Mar 2019
California Proceeds To Finalize Its Proposition 65 Exemption For Coffee
On January 9, 2019, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) took a further – and potentially final – step toward exempting coffee from Proposition 65 warnings.
United States
18 Jan 2019
Health Care: New Rules For Hazardous-Waste Pharmaceuticals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon publish new rules that provide tailored standards for handling hazardous-waste pharmaceuticals in the health care sector.
United States
9 Jan 2019
Delaware Launches Its Certificate Of Adoption Of Transparency And Sustainability Standards
As of October 1, 2018, Delaware entities can begin applying for the state's new voluntary Certificate of Adoption of Transparency and Sustainability Standards through the Secretary of State, passed in June 2018.
United States
6 Nov 2018
California Proposes to Adopt Regulations Undermining Key Proposition 65 Defense Used by Food Companies
In Beech-Nut, our expert witnesses used the "geometric mean" to calculate the average rate of intake of the food products at issue.
United States
5 Nov 2018
EPA Opens Public Comment Period For Its Clean Power Plan "Repeal" Proposal
Yesterday, the Trump Administration took another step in its efforts to unwind U.S. climate change policy.
United States
19 Oct 2017
NEPA, Energy, And Infrastructure – The Times They Are A Changin'?
For energy and infrastructure project developers, investors, and market participants, the past few weeks introduced increased regulatory uncertainty around the environmental reviews required...
United States
25 Sep 2017
Perspectives And Insights From Maxus Energy With James Peck And Jennifer Marines
James M. Peck, global co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group, and Jennifer L. Marines, restructuring partner and deputy chair of the firm's Finance Department...
United States
30 Aug 2017
Proposition 65: New "Naturally Occurring" Level Proposed For Rice
The California OEHHA recently proposed levels of inorganic arsenic in rice that would be deemed "naturally occurring" and thus exempt from the Proposition 65 warning requirement
United States
21 Aug 2017
EPA To Reconsider Previous Determination On Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Light-Duty Cars And Trucks
It also recognizes the unique role that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has previously played.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Administration's Executive Order On Climate And Energy Is Controversial, And May Shift Action To States
On March 28, 2017, President Trump issued an "Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" (E.O.) that takes aim at a broad range of federal climate and energy programs and regulations.
United States
10 Apr 2017
Golden State Forges Ahead With Sweeping Climate Change Regulatory Regime
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently released a far-reaching new plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
United States
9 Feb 2017
EPA Issues Final Determination That No Adjustments To GHG Standards For Model Years 2022-2025 Will Be Made, But Questions Remain
On January 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its determination not to change greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for cars and light trucks...
United States
24 Jan 2017
PHMSA Sets Standards to Enhance Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities
On December 14, 2016, the PHMSA, a division of the Department of Transportation), issued an Interim Final Rule to implement safety standards for the design and operation of underground storage facilities...
United States
3 Jan 2017
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