Laws & Regulations

Property Rights Outcry Stops Billion-Dollar Pipeline Project in Georgia

"Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, announced this week that it has suspended construction of a $1 billion pipeline project that would pump gasoline and diesel fuel across the Southeastern United States. The decision is being hailed as a victory by an unlikely coalition of Republican legislators, private property owners and environmental organizations."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/04/2016

Court Deals Setback to Port of L.A. Rail Yard Near Poor Neighborhoods

"A California judge ruled Wednesday that the Port of Los Angeles and a national railroad company failed to adequately assess the environmental impacts of a $500-million freight yard they want to build next to low-income, mostly minority neighborhoods."

Source: LA Times, 04/01/2016

"Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods"

"A new report from six health and environmental groups finds 67 percent of nearly 200 food cans from dozens of brands and retailers tested positive for Bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to increased risk of breast and prostate cancers, infertility and type-2 diabetes."

Source: ENS, 03/31/2016

"Supreme Court Sympathetic To Property Owner In Wetlands Dispute"

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared likely to rule that property owners can challenge the federal government in court over the need for permits under a national water protection law in a case involving a company's plans for a Minnesota peat mine."

Source: Reuters, 03/31/2016

"Climate Policy’s Advocates Take Page From Same-Sex Marriage Playbook"

"Two months ahead of a federal court hearing on President Obama’s signature climate change rule, a coordinated public relations offensive has begun — modeled after the same-sex marriage campaign — to influence the outcome of the case."

Source: NY Times, 03/31/2016

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