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  • Japanese enforcement of air pollution law

    The Ministry of the Environment released a report on the enforcement status of the Air Pollution Control Law (hereinafter referred to as 'the Law') for FY 2006.  1. Purpose of the survey - The purpose of the survey is to acquire basic data for air pollution control administration by determining the current enforcement status of the Law. The collected information included the number of ...

  • Breaking the law, at the nanoscale

    A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, MIT researchers have achieved this feat, and determined that the heat transfer can be ...

  • The green arm of the law

    The US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has mounted a new Web tool to enlist the help of the public and other law enforcement agencies in tracking down fugitives accused of violating environmental laws and evading arrest. 'Putting this information on the EPA’s Web site will increase the number of ’eyes’ looking for environmental fugitives,' said Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Local gas drilling laws get a key airing in Ohio

    A closely watched lawsuit in Ohio is asking a question that's burning in cities and towns throughout shale country: Can regulations in states eager for the jobs and tax revenues that come with gas and oil drilling trump local restrictions that communities say protect them from haphazard development? The case was brought by Munroe Falls, an Akron suburb of 5,000. It involves a well that Beck ...


    By Associated Press

  • Putting clean air laws in to practice – report shows potential for improvement

    Air-related legislation in the EU aims to protect human health and the environment from pollution. But this legislation is not always fully implemented. Bridging this gap is the subject of a new publication from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report is the result of collaboration between the EEA, the European Commission and 12 cities which participated in the Air ...

  • US clean air mercury law will `significantly` impact on power plants

    When the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) was vacated by a Federal Court last month, it set in motion a number of activities which will significantly impact the power plants and the suppliers.  Decisions already made must be reviewed and flexibility initiated to cope with the uncertainties. Since many expensive projects are underway, and since it may be months or years before a clear federal ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • State Air Pollution Officials Urge National Climate Law

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - The professional association of state and local air pollution control officials this week took aim at global warming. At its spring membership meeting in Louisville, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies formally adopted a statement calling on Congress to 'promptly enact a mandatory economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction program with ...

  • Cottonwood, Idaho paving and asphalt company violates federal clean air laws

    Valley Paving & Asphalt, Inc. operated asphalt mixing equipment on the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho and released air pollutants without an authorized Clean Air Act permit, according to a settlement between the company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company is based in Cottonwood, Idaho. “The law requires companies that produce air pollution get the proper permits ...

  • Oregon Door Company settles for violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations

    Oregon Door Company, based in Dillard, Oregon, settled violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice. The violations were associated with the company’s emissions and reporting of toluene, a solvent for paints and stains. Toluene is a hazardous air pollutant and its release is ...

  • Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Shale Law Weekly Review

    The latest installment of the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law’s Shale Gas Weekly Review is now available. Topics covered include: construction on Sunbury pipeline begins, proposed Colorado ballot measures fail, UTA study suggests air contamination a result of mechanical inefficiencies, environmental groups challenge BLM lease approvals, ...

  • European Commission proposes to improve implementation of environmental law

    The Commission has set out plans to improve the implementation of the European Union's 200 or so laws on environmental protection. This fits within a wider Commission strategy for improving implementation of EU law announced in 2007, and coincides with the publication of the new Annual Report of the Commission on monitoring the application of Community Law in general. The Communication stresses ...

  • US asks for comments on planned greenhouse gas law

    The public will have an opportunity to comment before the US Environmental Protection Agency takes any action to regulate the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, EPA chief Stephen Johnson told members of Congress in a letter last Thursday. Johnson said he will solicit public input through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the agency considers the specific effects of climate ...

  • Maryland Passes Asbestos Worker Protection Law

    Beginning October 1, 2012, asbestos remediation workers in Maryland will be facing a fine five times larger then the maximum amount currently allowed by law for violating any environmental laws relating to asbestos in the state. Leaders of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) say this new fine, a maximum of $25,000, is setting a standard all states should follow. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • US signs major mercury protection bill into law

    Tthe President has signed into law critical legislation that will help protect Americans and people around the world from mercury poisoning by banning the export of elemental mercury from the United States, according to scientists and policy experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Today we have won a momentous victory for public health that will save lives both here and abroad,” ...

  • California sues EPA for rejecting tailpipe emissions law

    The California government today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 'wrongfully and illegally' blocking the state's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fifteen other states joined the California lawsuit, and in addition, five nonprofit groups today filed suit challenging the EPA's decision. The waiver, allowing California to enact and enforce standards ...

  • Nation’s Chemical Safeguards Law is in Dire Need of Reform

    The country's law designed to protect the public from the thousands of synthetic chemicals in our environment is so inadequate and outdated that it needs a major overhaul, a public health scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told a congressional panel today. “The truth is that we are routinely exposed to hundreds, even thousands of chemicals in our daily lives – even ...

  • The law of mother earth: behind Bolivia’s historic bill

    Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in global history. The "Mother Earth" law under debate in Bolivia's legislature will almost certainly be approved, as it has already been agreed to by the majority governing party, Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS). The law draws ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Illinois Law Requires Radon Disclosure to Tenants

    A new law that went into effect on January 1st has caught many landlords off guard across Illinois.  An amendment to the Radon Awareness Act now requires landlords to inform renters about any radon testing that has taken place in their unit and what radon hazards may exist.  It also allows renters to request a radon test if it has not been tested in the past.   Radon is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Daimer Releases Carpet Cleaner For Law Offices' Maintenance

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the internationally and nationally reputed brand and supplier of high-powered carpet cleaning machines like versatile auto carpet cleaner  systems, and other high-tech cleaning systems, is now shipping the XTreme Power® XPH-9300, a portable carpet extractor with powerful inline heating elements that allow the machine to achieve temperatures up to 210º F ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Compliance with environmental laws protects air, land, and water across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, completed nearly 100 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Violations of environmental laws can put public health and the environment at risk. EPA enforces federal environmental laws to protect communities and to keep our region’s air, land, ...

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