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Lynn L. Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Aug. 11, 2014)

Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world in the field of environmental law by Who's Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has ...

EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments for Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 28, 2014, final risk assessments for three Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan chemicals -- methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[γ]-2-benzopyran (HHCB). The much anticipated ...

Lynn L. Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World

by The Acta Group  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world in the field of environmental law by Who's Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has ...

Expanding cities need smart water approach

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Sep. 3, 2014)

By 2050, around 70% of the world's population of 9,2 billion people is expected to live in an urban environment. Especially in developing countries this increasing population and expanding cities pose great challenges with respect to access to clean drinking water, sanitation, waste water treatment and protection against floods. On request of UN ...

Ozone Standard of 60-70 Parts Per Billion Appropriate to Protect Health, EPA Staff Says

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 29, 2014)

The national air standards for ozone should be revised within the range of 60 parts per billion to 70 ppb, according to a final recommendation prepared by Environmental Protection Agency staff. The recommendation was included in a 597-page final policy assessment, released Aug. 29, which cites scientific data and exposure information that ...

INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

by Associated Press  (Sep. 12, 2014)

The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles - but also make it tougher for states to enact their own regulations. Many states already have acted on their own - and that's what's gotten the ...

Wind energy cuts the electricity bill

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Aug. 27, 2014)

The promoting of renewable energy is at the heart of the current debate on energy policy. From an economic perspective, the question focusses on determining the cost of the feed-in tariff systems. Firstly, whether the incentives are as expensive as has been maintained in the most recent regulatory modifications, and secondly, whether the effect is ...

Water and Agriculture Leaders Plant Seeds for Environmental Progress in Rare Collaboration

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Aug. 21, 2014)

he US Water Alliance issued a report today highlighting common ground and innovative strategies between agriculture and water and wastewater utilities to reduce nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin. “Coming Together to Protect  Mississippi River Watersheds:  Agriculture and Water Sector Collaboration for Nutrient ...

Tetra Tech Wins $23 Million U.S. EPA Water Contract

by Tetra Tech  (Aug. 21, 2014)

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today it has been awarded a five-year, $23 million single-award contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess and reduce the human health and ecological risk from contaminated fish, sediments, and water-borne pathogens in fresh and marine waters. Through a combination of field ...

Chemicals Produced by Body Pose Challenge In Gauging Exposure Risks, EPA Advisers Say

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 22, 2014)

A scientifically appropriate way the Environmental Protection Agency could base safe lifetime exposure decisions about a chemical using data from human studies that found no adverse effects is just one of the questions a scientific advisory panel is wrestling with as it develops advice on a draft agency analysis of ammonia. How the agency can ...

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