NYC Plastic Bag Ban Violators Getting Away with Breaking Law

State regulators charged with overseeing the ban on single-use plastic shopping bags are overwhelmed by complaints, with more than 300 reported violators yet to be checked on, data obtained by THE CITY shows. The Department of Environmental Conservation, the state agency that’s supposed to enforce the new regulation, has receivedContinue Reading

Stronger environment law enforcement needed to combat illegal wildlife trade

The fourth National Environment Law Enforcement (NELE) Summit kicked off on July 14 to discuss ways to strengthen the country’s environmental law enforcement. With the theme, “Sustaining inter-agency collaborations for intensified ELE toward a better environment amid pandemic,” the three-day event tackled the multifaceted problems faced by law enforcement agenciesContinue Reading

In Review: SCOTUS Environmental and Administrative Decisions in the 2020 Term | Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real Estate Law

Several decisions of interest were issued in the 2020 term, which stretched from October 2020 until early July 2021. This review will concentrate on environmental and administrative law cases. Texas v. New MexicoOn December 14, 2020, the Court issued its ruling in an Original Action. Water is precious in theContinue Reading

Maine Becomes First State to Sign Extended Producer Responsibility Law for Packaging, Other States with Plastics and Packaging Bills May Follow Shortly | Beveridge & Diamond PC

[co-author: Clirae Bourke, Summer Associate] Key Takeaways What is Happening? On July 13, 2021, Maine became the first state to sign Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation into law for plastics and packaging materials, and Oregon may soon follow. This reflects a growing momentum towards EPR legislation nationwide. Several of theseContinue Reading

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The defendants in a defamation lawsuit related to a proposed real estate development in Qualicum Beach are hoping to have the case dismissed under relatively new B.C. legislation intended to protect the public’s right to free speech. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners “This has all theContinue Reading

Sustainability Bills Signed into Law

Governor David Ige today signed several sustainability bills into law during a ceremony at Washington Place to support local food production, protect people and businesses from rising sea levels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and prioritize the creation of green jobs. PC: Office of Governor David Ige. Governor David Ige onContinue Reading

Businesses get BI to scale back plastic law

Objections by local business owners have led the Bainbridge Island City Council to back off its plastics ordinance — for now. David Shaw, owner of the Madison Diner, spoke during public comments at Tuesday’s meeting, not only for himself but for a handful of other restaurant owners he listed. HeContinue Reading