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Toxics release inventory, §313

Where Do We Fit In? U.S. Information Disclosure and Hazardous Waste Remediation Laws as Compared With the Policy Suggestions of the U.N. Environment Program

In May 2002, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) issued its long-awaited, authoritative report, Global Environmental Outlook 3 (GEO-3).1 This 446-page document, which reflects the work of more...

The Law and Economics of Environmental Information as Regulation

I. Introduction

Since 1970, "command-and-control" has been the predominate form of regulation used to implement environmental protection policy in the United States.1 This regulatory model is...

Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc. v. Browner

The court holds that a metal mining operator's claims against the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly revising the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act's (EPCRA's) toxic release inventory program as it...

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...

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...

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...

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...