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Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA)

Western Crop Protection Ass'n v. Davis

The court affirms a trial court denial of a writ of mandate that would have prohibited the governor of California from publishing Proposition 65, a list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity. Under the...

Environmental Data on the Internet: A Wired Public Setting Environmental Policy

During its first 15 years of existence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sought to improve environmental quality through conventional "end-of-pipe" command and control regulation. In the late 1980s, EPA shifted to a new...

Dayton Power & Light Co. v. Browner

The court upholds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to add coal and oil-burning electricity-generating facilities to the list of facilities subject to toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting requirements under...

Fertilizer Inst. v. Browner

The court upholds a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule adding nitrate compounds to the toxics release inventory (TRI) under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPA's draft guidelines for listing...

EPCRA Citizen Suits After Steel Co. v. Citizens for a Better Environment

Editors' Summary: In March, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision in Steel Co. v. Citizens for a Better Environment, 118 S. Ct. 1003, 28 ELR 20434 (1998). The Court held that an environmental group lacked standing to sue a...

Steel Co. v. Citizens for a Better Env't

The Court holds that an environmental group lacks standing to maintain a suit for purely past violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). After receiving notice from the group of its failure to report...

Troy Corp. v. Browner

The court denies a chemical manufacturer's petition for a rehearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to list 3-IODO-2-Propynyl Butyl Carbamate (IPBC) on the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know...

Citizen Standing to Sue for Past EPCRA Violations

Editors' Summary: This Article addresses whether citizens have standing to bring citizen suits under EPCRA for wholly past violations—an issue presented before the U.S. Supreme Court last month in Steel Co. v. Citizens for...

The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990: Emergence of a New Environmental Policy

Editors' Summary: EPA's toxics release inventory (TRI), compiled under § 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), is the most comprehensive national database on toxic chemical emissions. TRI data have...