Environmental Integrity Project Continues Hig Profile Texas Activity

The Environmental Integrity Project (“EIP”), a self-described “watchdog organization that advocates for effective enforcement of environmental laws,” has issued a report and filed five lawsuits regarding environmental issues in Texas, all in the month of July.  Groups such as EIP have become more active, and better funded, since the election of President Trump and his […]

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DC Circuit Strikes Parts of EPA’s “Solid Waste” Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“DC Circuit”) eased restrictions on recyclers and generators of recyclable materials by striking parts of the EPA’s latest rule relating to the definition of “solid waste”.  The DC Circuit (with one judge dissenting), issued American Petroleum Institute v EPA, the most recent development in […]

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Manslaughter Charges in Flint, Michigan Water Controversy: What Ramifications for Businesses?

On June 14, 2017, the Michigan Attorney General (“AG”) filed manslaughter charges against five current or former government officials.  The charges stem from the death of a Flint resident from Legionnaire’s Disease. Criminal charges against government officials generally make headlines, as do charges against businesses or their managers. Against one official, the charges assert that […]

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