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Posts from January 2017.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, nominee for EPA Administrator, indicated that if he is confirmed, he would make Superfund "a priority." Funding for the Superfund Program has decreased over the years, from $2 billion in 1999 to $1.1 billion in 2016. When questioned during recent ...

The Trump administration is freezing 30 Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) rules until March 21, 2017, including standards concerning renewable fuel, formaldehyde emissions, oil and hazardous substances pollution, solid waste landfill permitting, pesticides, radon and ...

Two recent District of New Jersey decisions have resulted in the dismissal of consumer protection based suits based upon lack of standing.

On January 4, 2017, District Judge Brian Martinotti dismissed a putative class action alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 ...

On February 17, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument on whether the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), which regulates solid waste, also regulates chemical seepage from chemically treated wooden utility poles.  The Ecological Rights ...

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia was recently tasked with determining whether a shareholder derivative action against Home Depot, challenging the adequacy of the company’s cyber security strategy, should be dismissed. The action was filed on the ...

Newark, New Jersey is currently home to the world’s largest indoor vertical farm developed by AeroFarms.  This vertical farm comes at a cost of roughly $39 million and consists of a 69,000-square-foot facility (47,000 square feet of which is used for vertical farming), which also includes ...

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