How Eco Laws Benefit the Environment

Green Living Guy

There is the problem of plastic pollution, climate change, the death of animals, insects, and flowers,… Read More How Eco Laws Benefit the Environment. The post How Eco Laws Benefit the Environment appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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Governor Inslee Signs Climate Commitment Act into Law

CleanTech Alliance

Source: PRNewswire, May 17, 2021 Today Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, into law. The legislation paves the way for net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

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"Ecocide" could soon be punishable by law

Inhabitat - Innovation

International lawyers are now working together to define the new crime of ecocide

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EPA suspends environmental law enforcement

Inhabitat - Innovation

Businesses will not face any repercussions for polluting American air, land or water, as long as they can claim their practices are related to COVID-19

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India’s new farming laws driven by WTO demands

Eco-Business

India's farmers oppose new laws liberalising the agricultural sector, and critics say the laws will benefit big businesses rather than farmers

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The CleanTech Alliance Supports the Law Carbon Fuel Standard Bill

CleanTech Alliance

By Lindsay McCormick and Jon Okun On January 16, 2020, the CleanTech Alliance Executive Committee voted to support the low carbon fuel standard bill, Washington HB 1110, subject to review of the final language. The Alliance believes that the Low Carbon Fuel Standard issue is one of great import to the State of Washington and […]. Alliance News

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Proposed UK law pushes accountability for Amazon products

Inhabitat - Innovation

officials have proposed a law to make large companies operating within the U.K. comply with environmental laws and show where their products originate People around the world have watched with increasing horror as Amazon forest destruction has accelerated in recent years. Now, U.K.

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Judges to consider legal challenge to new planning laws

Envirotec Magazine

A legal bid to halt sweeping changes to planning laws in the UK will be heard in October. The post Judges to consider legal challenge to new planning laws first appeared on Envirotec.

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Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act is signed into law

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a bipartisan win, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act has been signed into law, making serious harm to “living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians” a federal crime

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Will California's ingredient transparency law spur safer cleaners?

GreenBiz

Disclosure, like many cleaning products, remains the best disinfectant. Chemicals & Toxics Consumer Products Design & Packaging Transparency

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Massachusetts Enshrines Net Zero Emissions by Mid-Century in Law

GreenTechMedia

Under the law, which still awaits the governor’s signature, Massachusetts must reduce emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 75 percent 1990 levels by 2040.

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New Virginia law prevents HOAs from blocking solar installations

Solar Power World

It strikes a fair balance between… The post New Virginia law prevents HOAs from blocking solar installations appeared first on Solar Power World. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed HB 414/SB 504.

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Measures to reduce harm from storm overflows now law

Envirotec Magazine

This ambition has now been turned into action, with the government confirming that a number of key policies will be made law. ” The post Measures to reduce harm from storm overflows now law first appeared on Envirotec.

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The law firm fighting climate crime

Eco-Business

[PODCAST] In its latest case, an Australian law firm is representing 8 teenagers as they fight a decision to build a coal mine. Eco-Business spoke to lawyer David Barnden about winning the legal case against climate change

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Indonesian omnibus law’s ‘whitewash’ of illegal palm oil shocks its authors

Eco-Business

Indonesian lawmakers appear outraged at a scheme from a law they already passed that grants amnesty to oil palm plantations operating illegally inside forest areas

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Property industry likely to be breaking the law by failing to disclose air pollution levels

Envirotec Magazine

The post Property industry likely to be breaking the law by failing to disclose air pollution levels first appeared on Envirotec. Image credit: Alex Segre/Shutterstock.

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Colorado Green Lights New Air Quality Law

Rinexii

The new law will require oil producers to monitor their preproduction and beginning stages of production in the state much more strictly. This new law is thought to be the first of its kind for the US. Although the law is stricter, it was well received by the oil industry. Lynn Granger, executive director of the American Petroleum Institute-Colorado, praised the new laws as “feasible” while still making practical improvements.

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Singapore law firm launches sustainability practice

Eco-Business

With finance and investment firms in Asia gradually shifting towards sustainability, it's important to stay ahead of ESG compliance, say lawyers at Rajah & Tann

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Since 2018 law, Iowa utilities are doing a lot less to help customers save energy

Renewable Energy World

Iowa’s largest utilities have dramatically scaled back efforts to help customers conserve energy since a 2018 law gutted the state’s efficiency requirements. Alliant and MidAmerican filed revised five-year energy efficiency plans after the law took effect.

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'Historic' labour law raises fear Indian workers will pay price

Eco-Business

India's parliament passes three laws to connect more workers with welfare amid concerns that compromises on their legal rights

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Top Law Firms Called Out for Serving Fossil Fuel Industry Clients in New Climate 'Scorecard'

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 4 mins With lawsuits against major fossil fuel producers over climate damages on the rise , a new report and initiative examines how prestigious law firms are enabling climate breakdown.

State ROFR laws are holding back transmission buildout in MISO and must go away

Renewable Energy World

State Right of First Refusal (ROFR) laws in the North and seams issues in the South are reasons for limited opportunities. MISO North has renewable opportunity but Right of First Refusal (ROFR) laws. State ROFR laws must go, and lower voltage projects should be competitively bid!

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Lawsuit Challenges Permits for Some of Texas' Largest Polluters, Alleges State Fails to Enforce Federal Laws

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 6 mins Four environmental groups sued Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) chief Andrew Wheeler last week, alleging that the agency stood by while Texas failed to enforce the nation’s federal environmental laws and adequately control air pollution in the state

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Students find obscure law that could make university fossil fuel investments illegal

Grist

What happens next could have broad implications, since UPMIFA is a uniform law that every state in the U.S., This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Students find obscure law that could make university fossil fuel investments illegal on Mar 22, 2021.

Climate Law Institute

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Job Description: The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Clean Transportation Advocate/ Staff Attorney in our Climate Law Institute to join our bold and progressive campaign to advance the urgently needed transition away from fossil fuel vehicles to zero emissions transportation in California and around the country. The post Climate Law Institute appeared first on Women in Cleantech & Sustainability. Position: Clean Transportation Advocate/ Staff Attorney.

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RETHINKING PROTEIN: Accelerating law and policy in the global food system

AFN Sustainable Protein

The FAIRR Initiative and the Jeremy Coller Foundation are hosting the first international law and policy conference on the future of protein. The post RETHINKING PROTEIN: Accelerating law and policy in the global food system appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Climate Law Institute

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Job Description: The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Clean Transportation Advocate/ Staff Attorney in our Climate Law Institute to join our bold and progressive campaign to advance the urgently needed transition away from fossil fuel vehicles to zero emissions transportation in California and around the country. Position: Clean Transportation Advocate/ Staff Attorney. Location: Sacramento, Oakland, or Los Angeles California. .

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Texas fails to change dealership law—Tesla still can’t sell directly to state residents

Charged

Texas’s state legislature meets only every other annum, and this year it will end its session without changing its auto dealer franchise laws, as John Voelcker reports in The Drive. Tesla sure would appreciate changing the law, so that this is not required!

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Boracay resort owner arrested for allegedly violating environmental laws

Eco-Business

As part of the Philippine government’s rehabiliation drive in the famed tourist destination, a Filpino proprietor has been charged for allowing his hotels to occupy the seashore, encroach on forest land and block wastewater

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Turning action into law: government’s accountability legislation a critical step

Clean Energy Canada

With five-year milestones, progress reports that are made public, and an independent advisory panel to offer expert advice, this law will help ensure all sectors are on track toward a net-zero future. “We

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California passes law that prevents cities from taxing energy generated by solar rooftop projects

Solar Power World

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law last week financial protections for consumer investments in rooftop solar energy. The law, AB 1208 authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), extends a prohibition on cities and counties taxing the energy generated by rooftop solar panels for use by homeowners and businesses. “We

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Report: Virginia’s 100% Clean Energy Law Insufficient to Tackle Climate Change

GreenTechMedia

A landmark clean energy law enacted this year in Virginia will only equate to a 26 percent reduction in emissions economy-wide by 2050, according to a new analysis, leaving the state far from the cuts required to stave off the worst effects of climate change.

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Global Eco laws Grow but widespread failure enforcIng

Green Living Guy

First of all, the first-ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement. All despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide. So expansion of laws and enforcement but doing nothing over Continue Reading.

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'The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Terrified': Gas Company Sues to Destroy Small Town's Rights of Nature Law

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 5 mins By Jessica Corbett , Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams under CC BY - SA 3.0

New B.C. electric car law helps consumers access the vehicles—and the future—they want

Clean Energy Canada

These laws will help supply keep pace with demand, while sending a clear signal to the market that B.C. electric car law helps consumers access the vehicles—and the future—they want appeared first on Clean Energy Canada.

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What happens when Big Tobacco’s pandemic donations tangle with Philippine politicians drafting new laws?

Eco-Business

A recent industry-friendly bill could undermine recent tobacco control efforts in the Philippines, and increase the risk of addiction among millions of youths

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Will a new Indonesian law make it harder to punish firms for haze-causing fire?

Eco-Business

A sweeping new law passed last week in Indonesia may make it easier to prosecute subsistence farmers for using fire to clear small plots of land

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Neither law nor accident stops coal mining in Meghalaya

Eco-Business

Activists trying to record illegal mining come under attack and are critically injured

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Global Briefing: Spain's Parliament approves 'essential' new climate law

Business Green

From today, Spain has a climate law on which to build a green, sustainable, fair and prosperous future for all," Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted after the vote on Thursday. Spanish Parliament approves sweeping climate and clean energy bill.

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Governor Northam signs Virginia Clean Economy Act The new law sets 100% renewable goals and expands solar net metering.

Solar Power World

Governor Ralph Northam is accelerating Virginia’s transition to clean energy by signing the Virginia Clean Economy Act and by amending the Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act that requires Virginia to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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Wind farms bring windfalls for rural schools, but school finance laws limit how money is spent

Renewable Energy World

We think it is due to state school finance formulas and state- and county-level tax laws, and the incentives they provide to school administrators. By Eric Brunner , University of Connecticut ; Ben Hoen , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , and Joshua Hyman , Amherst College.

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Stricter Air Pollution Laws Needed, Says Coroner in Ella Kissi-Debrah Inquest

DeSmogBlog

A coroner is calling for national limits on air pollution to be reduced to match World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and made enforceable by law. The post Stricter Air Pollution Laws Needed, Says Coroner in Ella Kissi-Debrah Inquest appeared first on DeSmog

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Poll: British public 'overwhelmingly' backs robust supply chain deforestation laws

Business Green

Of almost 1,700 adults polled, 68 per cent said they supported setting a target date in law to remove all deforestation from UK supply chains, with just four per cent opposed to such a move, according to the survey, which was commissioned by WWF.

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