"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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. The bill protects homeowners who want to install solar from burdensome homeowners association (HOA) restrictions. The legislation protects the rights of homeowners who want to go solar but live in HOA communities,” said Aaron Sutch, program director for Solar United Neighbors.“It

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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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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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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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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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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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Activists want repeal of Indonesia’s controversial new law, while investors warn of 'severe' environmental, human rights repercussions

Eco-Business

Meant to draw domestic and foreign investment, Indonesia’s new Omnibus Law on Job Creation has triggered a massive outcry over weakening of protection for workers and the environment

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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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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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Will a new deregulation law ‘raise corruption risk’ in Indonesia’s forestry sector?

Eco-Business

A pervasive lack of transparency will allow companies such as plantation operators to whitewash their illegal occupation of forests or take control of larger swaths of land than permitted, experts warned

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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.

Green Lantern Solar Welcomes Energy Law Intern Zach Berger

altenergymag

Green Lantern Solar, a leading renewable energy development and construction company focusing on commercial-scale solar PV and energy storage systems, announced that Vermont Law School (VLS) rising 3L Zach Berger has joined their legal team for the summer Thursday, June 11, 2020 Waterbury, VT -.

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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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‘Criminalising’ dissent and martial law fuel attacks on Filipino environmental defenders

Eco-Business

Attacks on environmental and land defenders in the Philippines have escalated under President Rodrigo Duterte, with at least 43 deaths in 2019, watchdog group Global Witness says in its latest report

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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. The post Global Eco laws Grow but widespread failure enforcIng appeared first on Green Living, Green Living Books, Green Lighting, Green Guru.

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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

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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'Public money for public goods': Agriculture Bill becomes law

Business Green

Landmark legislation passes into law, but concerns remain over how new Environmental Land Management System will be enacted.

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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

These new clean energy laws propel Virginia to leadership among the states in fighting climate change,” said… The post Governor Northam signs Virginia Clean Economy Act <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>The new law sets 100% renewable goals and expands solar net metering.</span>

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Global briefing: Hungary passes net zero law

Business Green

Hungary approves net zero law and issues green bond. Hungary has become the latest country to pass net zero legislation, after the national parliament this week approved a law that establishes a 2050 climate neutrality goal for the central European state. The approval of the three page law came in the same week as the government issued a €1.5bn green bond, with funds set to be primarily focused on plans to run, maintain, and upgrade the country's rail network.

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New law could see UK firms fined for fuelling illegal deforestation

Business Green

The law - which is open for consultation from today - would cover key agricultural commodities including soy, palm oil, cocoa, beef, and leather. However, some campaigners argued the new law does not go far enough. The consultation on the new law will now run for six weeks

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Food and drink giants urge UK government to strengthen deforestation laws

Business Green

It would then be illegal to use products that fail to comply with laws to protect nature in those origin nations. Firms including Tesco, Nestle and Waitrose want UK government proposals expanded to encompass all deforestation, not just that defined as illegal.

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Environmental Masters Degrees from Vermont Law School

Green Market Oracle

Vermont Law School (VLS) offers three environmental masters degrees. A master's degree from VLS is different from other law degrees. Instead of studying theories about how policies work, VLS master's candidates learn the law and how to use it to effect change. Environmental VSL Master's degrees in law cover a wide range of policy issues including energy, food and agriculture. MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY (MELP) Climate change.

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"Ecocide" could soon be punishable by law

AGreenLiving

Related: Proposed UK law pushes accountability for Amazon products The Hague-based International Criminal Court has in the past indicated its intention to prioritize crimes resulting in the illegal dispossession of land, destruction of environment and the exploitation of natural resources. The time is right to harness the power of international criminal law to protect our global environment,” Sands said, as reported by The Guardian. “My

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The government is backsliding on the Environment Bill before it even becomes law

Business Green

The Environment Bill is a key piece of legislation that will lay out a framework for environmental law and its enforcement post-Brexit. The OEP will be responsible for holding government and other public authorities to account on their compliance with environmental law.

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New law will hold B.C. government accountable for climate action

Clean Energy Canada

These changes will put government transparency and accountability into law and will ensure a diverse group of independent voices continue to contribute to future decisions that help meet B.C.’s The post New law will hold B.C. VICTORIA — Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada and former co-chair of the Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council, made the following statements in response to the B.C.

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