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ISSUE: FEBRUARY 2015
IN THIS ISSUE
- New “Definition of Solid Waste” Rule Brings More Recycling Confusion
- Negotiations Continue on Tariff Reductions for Environmental Goods; Midterm Elections Should Benefit Trade Agenda
- EPA Fixes Its Own Error—Clarifies Pesticide Export Collateral Labeling Requirements
- New U.S. Postal Service Lithium Battery/Product Shipping Rules
- Will Republican Tide Sink Proposed Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Rule?
- FTC Report on Internet of Things Confirms Growing Interest in Privacy and Security for Innovators
The Return of Sweet Home in Texas Whooping Crane Case a Sign That ESA Issues Will Be Back Before the U.S. Supreme Court
By Steven Richardson, David B. Weinberg, Craig G. Fansler and Andy Wang
August 15, 2014 | The Water Report, Issue #126
DOE Seeks Input on Potential Efficiency Rules for Computer and Battery Backup Systems
By John A. Hodges
Voluntary Prelisting Conservation Action Policy Adds to the ESA Mitigation Toolbox
By Steven Richardson and Joseph S. Kakesh
July 22, 2014