Tag Archive for: EPA

Corporate EHS Programs Under Increased Scrutiny

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Linking to a recent story in Bloomberg chronicling several recent tragic worker fatalities and injuries in the U.S. auto parts manufacturing sector, titled “Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs – The South’s manufacturing renaissance comes with a heavy price.  Reports like this reinforce that...

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Are States Assuming More Assertive Enforcement Role in Trump Era?

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With Administrator Pruitt’s EPA in the earliest stages, some of the environmental enforcement action may be moving to the states.  The proposed changes in New Mexico, as seen in the article below, are emblematic of conversations going on in legislatures and regulatory agencies across the country.   As companies assess...

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Significant Development – Federal Court Affirms EPA Water Transfer Rule

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With the backdrop of today’s confirmation hearing of Scott Pruitt, Trump’s nominee for the  U.S. EPA, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a decision today affirming EPA’s long-standing water transfer rule that exempts water transfer from the Clean Water Act permitting program.  The case originates from a citizen...

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