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Law

1 Oct 2012

Connecticut’s new coastal management law takes effect Monday

Connecticut’s new coastal-management law — aiming to protect the shore from flooding and severe weather, events which are expected to increase over time — takes effect today.

28 Sep 2012

Voluntary emissions reporting: understanding and decreasing corporate carbon footprints

By Katie M. Scholz | 28 September 2012 Governments, organizations and individuals are waking up to the realities of climate change and the need for more energy efficient and sustainable […]

27 Sep 2012

Litigating the aftermath of fracking in Ohio

By Prof. James T. O’Reilly | 27 September 2012 Mineral extraction is ugly, messy and necessary, but in a world of massive cleanups and remedial actions, what will the consequences be […]

27 Sep 2012

Rachel Carson’s book turned the environmental world on its ear 50 years ago today

One of the most influential and controversial books of the 20th century.

27 Sep 2012

China’s Sinopec shuts plants over environmental problems

China’s Sinopec Group, the parent of Sinopec Corp, has ordered the closure of three plants, including two refineries in the southern province of Guangdong, for environmental checks, the company said in a statement.

26 Sep 2012

Could sustainability be unsustainable?

As we struggle through the echoes of the financial crisis, the repercussions of climate change, and a crisis of confidence in our system of capitalism, the language we use to discuss the issues matters a lot.

26 Sep 2012

SEC requires disclosure of conflict minerals to investors

By Andrew Whitehead | 26 September 2012 Companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. and that manufacture products using any of four so-called “conflict minerals” sourced from Africa will […]

26 Sep 2012

House passes anti-environmental package before recess

The legislation includes many measures already approved by the House that would limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to curb pollution and protect our natural resources.

25 Sep 2012

Judge dismisses New York’s anti-drilling lawsuit

A federal judge in Brooklyn dismissed a lawsuit on Monday brought by New York state and environmental groups challenging proposed natural gas drilling in the Delaware River basin.

24 Sep 2012

Coal company will pay for fraudulent water discharge reporting

One of Kentucky’s largest surface coal-mining companies has agreed to pay $575,000 in a case that involved thousands of alleged instances of fraudulent or improper water-pollution discharge reports.