SPRING 2017: SCIENCE & THE LAW

The Application of Open Records Laws to Publicly Funded Science

The Application of Open Records Laws to Publicly Funded Science

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.

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.

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