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Archive for February, 2010
  • Securities & Exchange Commission Issues Climate Change Disclosure Guidance

    Posted by on February 8, 2010
    On February 8th, the Securities and Exchange Commission published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled "Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change".  This document provides guidance to public companies on what climate-change related matters must be disclosed to the public under SEC's existing disclosure requirements. Depending on the facts and circumstance...
  • Michigan Requests That Supreme Court Reconsider Asian Carp Ruling

    Posted by on February 7, 2010
    As reported on this blog, the U.S. Supreme Court recently denied the State of Michigan's request for a preliminary injunction that would have immediately closed Chicago-area locks to protect against Asian carp.  According to a recent press release from the office of Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, a motion to reconsider that decision was filed on Michigan's behalf: "Cox pointed to eDN...
  • US DOJ Settles Clean Air Act Suit: $5 Million Penalty

    Posted by on February 5, 2010
    In the February 5th Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Justice provided notice of the settlement of its lawsuit against Lafarge North America, Inc., Lafarge Midwest, Inc., and Lafarge Building Materials, Inc. The lawsuit concerned Clean Air Act violations at Lafarge cement plants located in Alpena, Michigan; Ravena, New York; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Fredonia, Kansas; Sugar Creek, Missouri; B...
  • President Obama Requests $10 Billion for EPA for 2011

    Posted by on February 1, 2010
    Today, the Obama administration issued its 2011 budget proposal, which included $10.020 billion in discretionary budget authority for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Highlights of EPA's budget include: --$1.3 billion "to address Superfund sites that may be releasing harmful or toxic substances into the surrounding community." --$215 million "to clean up abandoned or underused i...

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