Environmental

For readers who have been following us, you have likely seen our posts tracking California’s consumer right to know law, Prop 65, along with its new amendments and significant litigation. You may think, what more is there to write about a law that is only effective in one state? As it turns out, quite a bit, especially now that Prop 65’s influence seems to have spread to other states. We have written previously…
Earlier this month, the US Supreme Court scheduled oral argument for November 6th in its review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in County of Maui v. Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, et al. The case has significant implications for the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), with the Ninth Circuit having ruled that the eventual migration of pollutants from permitted underground injection wells through groundwater into surface waters violates the CWA: We hold the County…
On July 26th, the Mexican Geological Service (Servicio Geológico Mexicano, SGM) announced its program to identify and map mine tailing dams. In its blog, the SGM posted an email address where the public can send “comments, images, recommendations or complaints” related to tailing dams in order to generate “preventive actions and environmental care” in the communities where the dams are located. The original post and email address may be found by clicking here.…