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Archive: August 2022 Blog Posts

  • California Passes Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act
  • August 16th, 2022 — by Kennady Hertz — Category: Miscellaneous

  • California recently passed an extended producer responsibility law, SB 54, that shifts the “plastic pollution burden” from consumers and local governments to producers in the plastics industry.

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  • Court Says Happy the Elephant is Not a Person
  • August 4th, 2022 — by Kennady Hertz — Category: Miscellaneous

  • Happy, a female Asian elephant born in 1971, recently became a major subject of debate for what species should have legal personhood.

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  • Supreme Court Issues Ruling in West Virginia v. EPA Case
  • August 2nd, 2022 — by Betsy Randolph — Category: Environmental Law

  • On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA ruling that the Clean Air Act (CAA) § 111(d) did not authorize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a generation shifting approach that directed power plants to use clean energy sources over time.

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