Texas Skirting Federal Environmental Law to Push For Highway Expansion

This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. After college, Michael Moritz got a job in Houston analyzing fatal car crashes. Moritz, a 27-year-old native of San Antonio, stood on Interstate 45, one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in the country, and documentedContinue Reading

What Does a California Plastic,Packaging Law Mean for Brands?

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed off on a new law that he says signals the state’s desire to “go further than any other” when it comes to cutting down on the production of plastic and single-use packaging. Characterized as “the most significant overhaul of California’s plastics and packaging recycling policy in history,”Continue Reading

Calif. enacts historic plastics law, upping ante on industry

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a landmark plastics bill into law late yesterday, the latest in a dramatic series of legislative efforts by states cracking down on plastics in the absence of federal intervention. After weeks of intensive lobbying, the California Legislature approved a plastics packaging bill, S.B. 54, thatContinue Reading

California Law Creates EPR Program Against Single-Use Plastics

On June 30, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 54 (S.B. 54) or the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (the Act) into law. The Act establishes an aggressive extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for single-use plastic packaging and plastic single-use food service ware by requiringContinue Reading

Environment law needs to go beyond the pollution paradigm [Commentary]

Environmental law needs a new way of seeing the environment. The approach, based in the procedures of environmental law, environment impact assessment, cumulative impact assessment, requires environmental entities and environmental costs to be understood in their entirety, and the consciousness to understand that they are equal to social or economicContinue Reading

EPA Announces Spectral Sensor Solutions of Albuquerque Among Recipients of Over $3 Million in Funding to Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies

Agency establishes new health advisories for GenX and PFBS and lowers health advisories for PFOA and PFOS June 15, 2022 WASHINGTON (June 15, 2022) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Biden’sContinue Reading

Students with their prototype design in a Cal Poly packaging class

University’s Packaging Program — the Only One of Its Kind in a U.S. Business School — Encourages Students to Explore Sustainability in the Industry SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Even before California passed a ground-breaking law requiring all plastics be recyclable or compostable by 2032, Cal Poly students were exploringContinue Reading