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Although open records laws were written originally with an eye toward policymakers, these laws have increasingly been used to request information from publicly funded scientists.
Exposure to some substances may be harmful at any level, which could have major implications for review under the Daubert standard.
Is the presumptive approach, a widely used compliance metric, losing favor with regulators? Be prepared to respond to a new regime of CWA compliance/enforcement.
Unique technical challenges and data quality concerns are associated with ecological data in the context of litigation.
As climate change issues increasingly touch the practice of law, lawyers with a solid understanding of climate science will be better positioned to advocate for their clients.
The onset of autonomous vehicle technology has the potential to have enormous impacts on environmental policy.
Crowdsourced citizen environmental science volunteers necessarily but unwittingly also volunteer to follow complex laws that have yet to be clearly interpreted by the courts.
Scientific arguments in trials or to agencies frequently end in frustration. Blaming the “reptile brain” or political agendas often misses cultural drivers in scientific perception.
Stable isotope applications in legal matters have the potential to resolve groundwater contaminant sources and evaluate natural attenuation or remedial performance.
Despite a wave of sanitation laws and policies aimed at cleaning up water sport venues, the state of Rio de Janeiro fell short of its IOC commitment of treating 80% of sewage prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Facing the Trump administration and an uncertain fate for the Clean Power Plan, states will carry the U.S. torch toward Paris Agreement pledges with impactful renewable portfolio standards programs.
The regulation of hazardous waste can have far-reaching consequences, including impacts upon the retail sector.
In the United Kingdom, accidents impacting workers or the environment must be avoided or managed. Plans for incident response and dealing with regulators are essential.
A recent Utah case determined that questions of law have a single correct answer and, therefore, the court would grant no deference to agency interpretations.
Treating propeller wash as CERCLA “secondary disposal” at sediment sites could shut down commercial waterways.