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Archive for 2012

Toxics cleanup dispute at former railyards in Sacramento

By Tom Bizjak, Sacramento Bee

Workers in Sacramento's downtown railyard this summer unearthed a disconcerting find: a large container of contaminated soil, likely buried by the Southern Pacific railroad company, which once used the property to ...

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Nitrate contamination rules coming

By Seth Nidever, Hanford Sentinel

If you want to know what impact looming groundwater regulations could have, a good place to start is local farmer Bill Tos.

Tos sat through Monday night’s discussion of the issue at the Kings Cou...

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Court strikes down EPA pollution rule

By Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times

A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down a key Obama administration air pollution rule meant to protect Eastern residents from polluters in neighboring states, saying that the Environmental Protection Age...

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Chromium 6 suspected at Disney Studios

By Richard Verrier and Chip Jacobs, Los Angeles Times

Federal and state regulators are investigating whether a vintage air ...

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Seventh Circuit holds that potentially responsible party cannot avoid joint and several liability under CERCLA because harm it and other companies caused is not “divisible”

By Brian R. Paget

In a highly-anticipated decision and a significant contribution to jurisprudence under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Read More

Sustainability Gold for the 2012 London Olympics

By Melissa C. Lott, Scientific American

With the 2012 London Olympics drawn to a close, so starts the task of breaking dow...

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Small businesses lead the way with economically wise and climate-smart strategies

California Air Resources Board

On June 13, 2012, the Air Resources Board held a ceremony to present the winners of the Cool...

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Insurance firms lose fight over Stringfellow cleanup

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times

The state of California is likely to receive tens of millions of dollars more from insura...

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The “All-Sums-With-Stacking Rule” – California Supreme Court’s “Uber-Policy” Benefits Policyholders on Long-Tail Environmental Claims

By Bret A. Stone
On August 9, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that allows policyholders to recover under multiple liability insurance policies for the same occurrence.  The long-awaited decision in St...

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Aerojet, Boeing agree to $35 million settlement for Sacramento County groundwater contamination

By Loretta Kalb, Sacramento Bee

Without fanfare, Sacramento County has reached a $35 million settlement with Aerojet-Genera...

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