Laws & Regulations

"Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants"

"The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say. Outdated federal policies, poor information sharing with states and a raft of industry exemptions point to scant federal oversight, says a new report obtained by The Associated Press."

Source: AP, 05/21/2014
June 11, 2014

Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Management: A Foundation for Corporate Compliance Assurance & Sustainability (an ELI Professional Practice Seminar)

Join the Environmental Law Institute and top Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) experts for a lively seminar in Washington, DC (and via teleconference) on the importance of managing risk; integrating EHS management systems into a company’s culture; and ensuring that sustainability goals and EHS management systems work together to drive compliance and manage performance.

May 29, 2014

Oil Pollution Act Update

Join the Environmental Law Institute as its expert panel brings you up to speed on developments in oil pollution law and discusses related issues. The event (in Washington DC and via teleconference) is free and open to the public. Register by May 26.

May 22, 2014

Will the New WOTUS Rule Float? (an ELI Professional Practice Seminar)

Join the Environmental Law Institute and an expert panel to discuss the genesis of the proposed rule and legal, practical, and economic implications of the proposed rule for various stakeholders. Event takes place 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Washington, DC and via teleconference.

Journos Fight Feds To Keep Drones As News Tool

More than a dozen news media organizations filed a brief May 6, 2014, arguing that the Federal Aviation Administration is violating the First Amendment with its limits on drones. The media groups were intervening in the appeal of a judge's overturning of a $10,000 Federal Aviation Administration fine imposed on Raphael Pirker, a videographer who shot a promotional video of the University of Virginia campus.

"Oil Giant Citgo Gets Off Easy in Criminal Case"

"A foreign oil company convicted of polluting a Texas community's air with dangerous chemicals has gotten off easy in a criminal case that could undercut the prosecution of environmental crimes in the United States. The case revolves around Venezuelan-owned Citgo Petroleum’s decade-long violation of the federal Clean Air Act at its refinery in Corpus Christi."

Source: Center for Public Integrity, 05/14/2014

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