Laws & Regulations

"Ban Wildlife Markets To Avert Pandemics, Says UN Biodiversity Chief"

"The United Nations’ biodiversity chief has called for a global ban on wildlife markets – such as the one in Wuhan, China, believed to be the starting point of the coronavirus outbreak – to prevent future pandemics."

Source: Guardian, 04/07/2020

EPA Threatens Legal Action Against Sellers of Fake Coronavirus Cleaners

"The Environmental Protection Agency warned Friday that disinfectants and sanitizers falsely claiming to protect against the coronavirus are flooding the market and threatened legal action against retailers that sell unregistered products."

Source: NY Times, 04/06/2020

"Cleanup of US Nuclear Waste Takes Back Seat As Virus Spreads"

"The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment."

Source: AP, 04/06/2020

Trump-Tied Law Firm Lobbied For Saudi Arabia — Now Crushing US Frackers

"A law firm that previously employed President Donald Trump’s interior secretary has, for several years, represented Saudi Arabia, the petroleum-rich nation that recently launched an oil price war that could bankrupt U.S. fossil fuel producers."

Source: HuffPost, 04/06/2020

"Trump Pressured to Halt Regulatory Agenda Except for Virus Rules"

"The Trump administration has directed all agency rulemaking activities to continue despite growing calls from lawmakers, state attorneys general, and regulated entities to postpone consideration of any rule that doesn’t address the novel coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/03/2020


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