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Environmental

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on May 28 pleaded guilty to six charges of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) over its handling and disposal of hazardous wastes, pleaded guilty to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for failing to properly handle pesticides returned by customers and […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Transocean Deepwater Inc. and the federal government on Jan. 3 filed a consent decree in which the company has agreed to pay $ 1 billion in civil penalties, $ 400 million in criminal fines and plead guilty to environmental crimes to resolve claims stemming from the explosion of […]

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TweetThe wind industry reached a milestone earlier this year by exceeding 50,000 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity for the first time. However, the future success of the wind industry largely hinges on legislative efforts to extend the wind production tax credit (PTC), which is set to expire in 2012 The federal subsidy provides a 2.2-cent […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A group of landowners along the Gulf Coast and three oyster fisheries in Louisiana on Nov. 1 officially opted out of BP PLC’s proposed $ 7.8 billion settlement for economic loss and medical claims arising from the oil spill caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil […]

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TweetAs consumers become more environmentally conscious, businesses are increasingly looking to add “green” claims to their marketing campaigns. However, before jumping in the green marketing bandwagon, it is important to make sure you can back up your claims. The explosion of green marketing has resulted in increased scrutiny by both the federal government and consumers. […]

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TweetWhile most of us agree that the United States needs to decrease its reliance on foreign oil and develop more renewable power sources, the consensus ends there. One of the biggest sources of controversy is what role federal, state, and local governments should play in the process, particularly when it comes to funding and regulating […]

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