EPA Proposes New Federal Plan for Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has continued its efforts to regulate power plants, previewing a series of wide-ranging rules that it plans to impose on power plant operators in the near future. Even though the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions is currently in doubt, the agency continues to press forward and has served […]

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Negligent Exposure Claims on the Rise for Hotels in the Wake of COVID-19

Personal injury plaintiffs’ lawyers have found a new niche market in the wake of the global pandemic. They are filing lawsuits against hotels and other establishments for negligent exposure to COVID-19 when customers claim they contracted the virus while on their property. Although it is too early to know how these claims will play out […]

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Ingvild Ombudstvedt is the new chair of Standard Norway’s CCS committee

Norwegian experts in carbon capture and storage (CCS) play an active role in the development of international standards. – CCS is crucial for achieving the climate goals, and standards are crucial for CCS to work, says newly elected committee chair Ingvild Ombudstvedt. – The world is fighting against the clock to slow down climate change. […]

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New FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training Standards Take Effect February 7, 2022

Trucking companies continue to add as many qualified drivers as they are able. Drivers are in short supply, and companies are doing everything that they can to fill positions. As of February 7, 2022, there will be new training standards in place from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) […]

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EPA Continues to Defend Controversial IRIS Value for Ethylene Oxide Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is under intense pressure to regulate ethylene oxide (EO) and reduce emissions based on its prior characterization of the substance as a likely cause of cancer. However, the inputs into that description have been challenged as flawed and just plain wrong. In spite of this, the EPA continues to […]

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Bustamante + Freyre joins IR as the exclusive Environmental Law member in Mexico

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce ‘member name’ of ‘firm name’. ‘Member name’ has joined IR as our exclusive ‘practice area’ member in ‘jurisdiction.’ ‘Ins B + F is made up of a team of professionals from various disciplines who have extensive experience of more than 15 […]

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Disputes Arising Out of Supply Chain Disruptions

Every media outlet you tune into these days seems to be covering difficulties in the nation’s supply chain. These disruptions have resulted in bottlenecks and shortages of key goods across the country. Projects and deals across industries have been put on hold because companies cannot procure what they need to get the job done. While there […]

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A Fundamental Change In U.S. Law Is Underway (Part II)

Two years ago, we cautioned that regulatory law in the United States was beginning to undergo a fundamental change. See article attached. Which major law firm in the United States issued such a warning? The second shoe began its descent last week. In an obscure case about whether to affirm a lower court ruling about […]

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Sales & Kesselring Advogados joins IR as the exclusive Environmental Law Member in Brazil

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Rodrigo Sales, PhD of Sales & Kesselring Advogados. Rodrigo has joined IR as our exclusive Environmental Law Member in Brazil. Partner of Sales e Kesselring Advogados, a law firm founded in October 2012 with focus on ESG matters, following return to […]

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