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California releases final proposal for world-leading climate action plan that drastically reduces fossil fuel dependence, slashes pollution

Updated plan reflects Governor Newsom’s request for more aggressive measures to combat climate change and transition to clean energy – Plan will cut air pollution by 71%, reduce fossil fuel consumption by 86%, and reach carbon neutrality by 2045. Read more

By |2022-11-18T17:11:22+00:00November 18th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on California releases final proposal for world-leading climate action plan that drastically reduces fossil fuel dependence, slashes pollution

Slashing greenhouse gases: California revises climate change strategy

The California Air Resources Board today unveiled a new version of its highly-anticipated strategy for battling climate change, setting more ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gases and scaling up controversial projects that capture carbon. If adopted by the air board at its Dec. 15 meeting, the plan would radically reshape California’s economy, alter how Californians’

By |2022-11-17T16:54:45+00:00November 17th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Slashing greenhouse gases: California revises climate change strategy

New Research Details High Consumer Confusion Around Plastics Recycling

Republic Services Addresses Misconceptions in Time for America Recycles Day PHOENIX, Nov. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new survey from Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), a leader in the environmental services industry, despite high confidence levels in their knowledge, most consumers lack an understanding of proper recycling practices, particularly for plastics. In fact, confusion

By |2022-11-11T17:19:22+00:00November 11th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on New Research Details High Consumer Confusion Around Plastics Recycling

Gov. Gavin Newsom wins re-election in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will get a second term as governor after winning re-election, according to a race call by the Associated Press shortly after polls closed Tuesday.  With roughly 33.7% of votes counted, Newsom led with 61.3% of the vote as of 9 p.m., according to preliminary results from the Secretary of State. Read more

By |2022-11-10T16:49:46+00:00November 10th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Gov. Gavin Newsom wins re-election in California

Regulating PFAS Under CERCLA – Ambiguities and Uncertainties with Reporting Obligations

On September 6, 2022, the EPA proposed a rule to designate the two most studied Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) compounds, Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS), including their salts and structural isomers, as “hazardous substances” under Section 102(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA). PFAS

By |2022-09-27T16:33:16+00:00September 27th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Regulating PFAS Under CERCLA – Ambiguities and Uncertainties with Reporting Obligations

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2022

ARTICLE -- Lynn L. Bergeson And Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Author “Optimizing The Toxic Substances Control Act To Achieve Greener Chemicals,” For ABA’s NR&E Magazine: TSCA offers tremendous unrealized potential to promote the development of more sustainable industrial chemicals. Despite the fact that Congress significantly amended TSCA in 2016 specifically to diminish the human health

By |2022-09-21T17:14:06+00:00September 21st, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2022

EPA Proposes New Superfund Designation of ‘Forever Chemicals’ If finalized, it could make PFAS polluters pay for cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposal on Friday to designate two of the most widely used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as “Superfund.” Read more

By |2022-08-29T17:35:06+00:00August 29th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on EPA Proposes New Superfund Designation of ‘Forever Chemicals’ If finalized, it could make PFAS polluters pay for cleanup

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