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26 results for: environment
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On April 25, 2022, a group of coal-fired power plant owners, a coal industry group, and coal-related labor unions filed a petition for...
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We are all familiar with the Airbus A380.  As the world’s largest passenger aircraft, it is a giant workhorse of an aircraft and crucial...
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Following a Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania order dissolving a previously issued stay, the Legislative Reference Bureau has advised...
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After reviewing stakeholder comments, California has further modified its proposed changes to Proposition 65 short form warnings. The...
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On April 4, 2022, the Pennsylvania Senate failed to override a veto from Governor Wolf on a bill that would prevent Pennsylvania from...
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As the U.S. EPA moves forward with the latest steps to regulate PFAS in commerce, pressure from other forces over the use of PFAS in...
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On March 21, 2022, the SEC released and approved a proposed rulemaking package that would enact sweeping changes to climate-related...
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Deal teams might be surprised to learn that the U.S. EPA proposed rules permitting Phase I reports to satisfy the All Appropriate Inquiry...
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President Biden began his term with a flurry of executive actions advancing the Environmental, Social, and Governance ("ESG") policy...
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Environmental, Social, and Governance ("ESG") issues in 2021 influenced how regulators, industry, and consumers think about the nation's...
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For an update on California's proposed modifications to its "Short-Form" Proposition 65 warnings, please read our post here. In short,...
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A statement to the U.S. Senate panel Examining Federal Efforts to Address PFAS contamination highlighted the U.S. Department of Defense's...
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At a meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (ISWG-GHG 10) on...
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On September 23, 2021, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission approved a final-form regulation establishing under Act...
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On September 22, the SEC posted to its website an example of a letter the agency might send to a company regarding the climate-related...
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Vale has made a large step forward in their Ecoshipping program, an initiative designed to reduce the company's carbon emissions, by...