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States Champion Cooperative Federalism as New Environmental Paradigm

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Many believe that the best way to maximize the protection of human health and the environment in a time of constrained resources is to elevate State and local agencies to full partners with their federal overseers. Taking full advantage of the expertise developed by such agencies over the forty-plus...

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Congress Thoughtfully Considers Improvements to Nation’s Water Infrastructure

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This week, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing to discuss solutions to our nation’s aging water infrastructure, with a focus on wastewater and Clean Water Act provisions.   It was a productive and bipartisan hearing with deliberations on the need for more...

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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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