Management of natural resources can co-evolve with systems-based science, and legal mechanisms can aid in this evolution process.
The FIFRA regulatory scheme is complex, and many attorneys and members of the regulated community may not even be aware that FIFRA is applicable until after a violation has occurred.
The "green building” movement has been fuelled not only by customer demand and concern for the environment but also by the increasing potential cost benefits associated with energy efficiency and the use of sustainable materials.
Retailers are increasingly dictating to upstream suppliers their own environmental requirements for the content and packaging of the products they purchase.
Federal and state officials have become increasingly aggressive in inspecting businesses that dispense pharmaceuticals and taking enforcement action for alleged violations of the hazardous waste regulations.
Efforts by private retailers and group purchasing organizations are helping to clear the way to a common set of standards.
California’s Green Chemistry Initiative aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment by requiring manufacturers, importers, and retailers of chemicals to identify and manage risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market.
In considering the cost of reclaimed water, the author discusses the indirect costs, such as transportation, infrastructure costs, and additional maintenance costs that result from the use of reclaimed water.
The UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Reduction Scheme regulates the indirect emissions of participants through their energy consumption.
Phyllis Harris, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., leads an interdisciplinary team of compliance professionals who identify, mitigate, and monitor the operational compliance risks for domestic business divisions.
Through the Endangered Species Act, a lucky few at-risk species get listed as endangered or threatened species pursuant statutory criteria, but many others are wait listed.
Equity does not always equate with advocacy as is demonstrated by an analysis of State of New York v. Solvent Chemical Co., Inc. et al., 685 F. Supp. 2d 357 (W.D.N.Y. 2010).
The dispersed and systemic nature of today's environmental issues may require a shift in thinking to effectively address modern environmental threats.
The proximity of the mountainous region just south of the US-Mexican border to the substantial renewable energy market in California has set the stage for a significant new cross-border market for wind energy produced in Baja California.
Federal and state laws protecting sacred sites contain weak enforcement mechanisms, and state environmental or land use procedures may be applied in a way that disfavors Native American sacred site claims.
UST revisions emphasize release prevention and operation and maintenance of release prevention equipment. The proposal would establish the same minimum standards for all UST systems in the United States.