Laws & Regulations

WA State Seeks Millions In Damages From Grocery Manufacturers In Trial

"The [Washington] state attorney general's office is taking a powerful Washington, D.C., lobby, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, to court, seeking damages over money laundering in a 2013 initiative campaign."

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 04/12/2016

"Lawsuits Charge that 3M Knew About the Dangers of Its Chemicals"

As legal actions against the chemical company 3M go forward, lawyers are charging that 3M "knew about the health hazards posed by the perfluorinated chemicals it was manufacturing and using to make carpet coating, Scotchgard, firefighting foam, and other products — and that the company knew the chemicals were spreading beyond its sites."

Source: The Intercept, 04/12/2016

"Tiny Forage Fish At Bottom Of Marine Food Web Get New Protections"

"Sardines, herring and other small fish species are the foundation of the marine food web — they're essential food for birds, marine mammals and other fish. But globally, demand for these so-called forage species has exploded, with many going to feed the livestock and fish farming industries."

Source: NPR, 04/08/2016

"Think Tank With Fossil-Fuel Ties Subpoenaed in AG's Climate Inquiry"

"The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative Washington, D.C., think tank and one of the fossil fuel industry's most steadfast allies, disclosed on Thursday that the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is demanding to see records of the group's donors and activities involving climate policy."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/08/2016

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