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What does the EU’s new anti-deforestation law mean for business?

GreenBiz

A recent landmark law agreed upon by EU member states is set to ban imports of goods linked to deforestation

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What to know about Europe's new anti-greenwashing laws

GreenBiz

Supply chain transparency is crucial to building consumer trust in the face of greenwashing

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The upsides and downsides of Maine's new EPR law

GreenBiz

The governor of Maine recently signed an extended producer responsibility program into law. But there are still plenty of issues to hash out

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This California law changes things for plastics in the state

GreenBiz

It will impose new sustainability requirements on all businesses manufacturing single-use packaging or plastic single-use service ware

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Law Firm Sustainability: 6 Steps for Creating an Eco-Friendly Practice

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Law Firms. Law firm sustainability is a strategic business shift that aims to prevent socially and environmentally damaging operations in the legal industry. Hence, the business case for law firm sustainability is compelling.

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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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Why Sustainability is the Future of Law

U.S. Green Technology

The post Why Sustainability is the Future of Law appeared first on U.S.

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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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"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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Moore’s Law is our 'secret weapon' for a sustainable civilization

GreenBiz

Renewable energy can take advantage of this huge increase in computing power, along with artificial intelligence (AI), robotic deployment, and automation, in a way that fossil fuels cannot

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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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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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What you need to know about the new infrastructure law's climate provisions

GreenBiz

These five areas of grid and clean energy investments are receiving $1.2 Trillion in funding for everything from battery R&D to transmission lines to residential energy costs

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New California laws for 2023 that may affect you

Inhabitant

New year, new laws. Since California is often on the cutting edge, let’s take a look at some of the state’s new laws that are going into effect in 2023. This is just a sample, not the whole list

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Dundee to host conference on climate change science and law

Envirotec Magazine

Scotland will host world-leading experts in climate change law and science in September, as they attend a major conference on global climate at the University of Dundee. The conference will examine the current legal framework after the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the Katowice Climate Package, changing litigation strategies, the role of human rights law; and how the law may have to change to reflect where severe weather events are attributed to individual emitters. “We

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Blink Charging to Increase EV Charging for Florida Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies

Green Living Guy

The post Blink Charging to Increase EV Charging for Florida Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies appeared first on The Green Living Guy.

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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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'Economic and environmental wrecking ball': Study tots up £83bn cost of Retained EU Law Bill

Business Green

Environmental and business groups urge government to ditch plans for bonfire of retained EU law ahead of Commons debate today. Concerns have also been raised about the Bill's huge drag on civil service time and resources as the review of retained EU law continues.

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New law bans 200,000 high emission vehicles in California

Inhabitant

Estimated 200,000 vehicles including 70,000 big rigs have been banned from California roads starting this week. This follows the final adoption of 2010 a rule banning vehicles that do not comply with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations.

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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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Biomass Lobby Makes ‘False’ Claims to Sway EU Law-makers

DeSmogBlog

European law-makers are due to vote on a revised renewable energy directive next week, part of the EU’s Green New Deal to slash carbon emissions by 55 percent by 2030. The post Biomass Lobby Makes ‘False’ Claims to Sway EU Law-makers appeared first on DeSmog.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding awarded for battery processing and battery manufacturing

Charged

billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has been awarded to 20 companies across 12 states for extracting and processing lithium and graphite, battery manufacturing and the demonstration of new approaches. The DOE has announced that a total of $2.8

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Beyond Highways: Funding Clean Transportation through the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The City Fix

President Biden has touted the potential climate benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which makes historic investments in transportation, the country’s largest and fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Can a new EU law stop firms selling goods linked to deforestation?

Eco-Business

A European Union law blocking imports of several commodities—from coffee to timber—to protect forests hailed as 'historic

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How a Colorado Law Could Force Boulder to Sell Oil and Gas to Private Company

DeSmogBlog

The county is arguing that if the COGCC forced it to pool its oil and gas with Extraction, the commission would be violating both the state constitution and local laws. Boulder County argues that these laws give it “clear and largely exclusive authority over its own property and budget.”

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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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New EU anti-deforestation law falls short, indigenous leaders say

Eco-Business

European Union's move to curb imports linked to forest destruction lacks measures to strengthen indigenous rights, activists warn

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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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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.

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Indonesian palm oil smallholders union welcomes EU deforestation law, but wants help to comply

Eco-Business

Indonesia's smallholders union says small farmers "deserve" help from Big Palm Oil to comply with new EU regulations because of historical exploitation

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Washington State Passes New EV Law

Rinexii

In order to make the bill as clear as possible, Governor Jay Inslee wanted to keep the two related changes to law separate. Late this March, Washington State passed a new bill targeting EV sales inside Washington state.

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Peacocks in precarious position after Miami loosens laws

Inhabitant

Peacocks in southern Florida could be pushed from their habitats after the Miami-Dade commission loosened a law protecting them. On Tuesday, the commission voted to allow cities to opt-out of a 20-year-old law protecting the peacocks. Still, the commission explained that cities can only do so if they find a safe way to move the animals

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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.

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New York Governor Hochul signs law phasing out ICE vehicles in 2035

Charged

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a bill that will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in the state by 2035. Sources: Bloomberg Law , Reuters , GM Authority.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Second draft revision of China’s Wildlife Protection Law ‘a big step backwards’

Eco-Business

A new version of China’s most important law on wildlife conservation and use omits the legislative goal of preventing risks to public health and throws open the doors to captive breeding of wild animals

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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.