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February 11, 2020 | Legal Document

Comments of Sierra Club on Questions Regarding the Commission’s Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles

Sierra Club submits comments on some of the questions regarding the commission’s regulation of autonomous vehicles filed on December 19, 2019. The Commission’s regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles (“AVs”) in passenger service should include two requirements to ensure that these vehicles do not cause a spike in greenhouse gases and congestion: All AVs with deployment permits for passenger service should (1) be zero-emission vehicles and (2) offer shared rides.

February 11, 2020 | In the News: Bloomberg Environment

States Say EPA Chemicals Approach ‘Unlawful’ as Lawsuits Loom

Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, Attorney, Northeast Office, Earthjustice: “When EPA fails to consider drinking water, air, and soil exposures, it often falls to state, local, and tribal governments to deal with the resulting pollution and to incur the costs of EPA’s flawed risk evaluations. It is therefore unsurprising that those other units of government are pushing back, and if EPA continues to ignores them then these issues will ultimately be decided in court.”

February 10, 2020 | Press Release

New York’s Child Safe Products Act Passes into Law

The signing into law of the Child Safe Products Act closes a much-needed gap in regulation — manufacturers are now required to disclose the presence of chemicals of concern in children's products and a framework for banning harmful toxins from these products has been established