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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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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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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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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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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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 role of antitrust law in creating energy democracy

Renewable Energy World

Law is one very important way of addressing the challenges of climate change. When monopoly utilities go out of their way to squash competition, solar advocates can use antitrust law to secure their rights. Originally published at ILSR.org.

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Colorado law creates transparency at rural electric co-ops

Renewable Energy World

After moving to Colorado, Joe Smyth found he was barred from participating in his generation and transmission cooperative — despite a Colorado law promoting co-op transparency. Colorado has long had a law ensuring cooperative transparency and access to board meetings.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I Was Targeted Under Louisiana’s Felony Trespassing Law for Reporting on Police Working for a Pipeline Company

DeSmogBlog

Along with two water protectors, I filed a lawsuit shortly after my arrest, questioning the constitutionality of Louisiana’s law. But for Energy Transfer, the consequences for knowingly breaking the law were minuscule compared to the money that could be made by completing the project.

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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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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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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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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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Investors push companies to set science-based targets and obey the “carbon law”

Impact Alpha

The post Investors push companies to set science-based targets and obey the “carbon law” appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Sept. 29 – Global financial institutions holding nearly $30 trillion in assets are pushing Boeing, Alaska Air, Fedex, Duke Energy, Tata Steel.

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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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'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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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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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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California law seeks to improve conditions for pigs

Inhabitant

While eating meat is the norm in the U.S., many people wish farm animals a happier life pre-burger. Which is why Californians overwhelmingly passed animal welfare initiative Proposition 12 in 2018

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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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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.

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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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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COP26 Hires Law Firm That Defended Fossil Fuel Giants Over Environmental Disasters

DeSmogBlog

The UK government has appointed a law firm with a history of defending fossil fuel companies over environmental disasters to provide legal services for the upcoming COP26 climate summit. Law firms have a responsibility to act to prevent climate catastrophe.

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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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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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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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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'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

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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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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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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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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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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