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January 26, 2015 This Scientific Development Could Impact Fracking Litigation - ... to a 2009 request by the U.S. House of Representatives that the îEPAî conduct scientific research to examine the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking îwaterî...

January 26, 2015 U.S. regulators question whether Credit Suisse has rule-breaking culture

Today - WASHINGTON - U.S. pension regulators questioned on Thursday whether criminal violations in one unit of îCredit Suisse Groupî AG reflect broader compliance ... and other evidence that the bank's U.S.-based...

January 26, 2015 U.N. asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014

Source: Reuters

The United Nations asked governments on Thursday to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year...

January 23, 2015 EPA Still Slow to Study Toxic Chemicals, Despite Obama Pledge

Source: Time

In the past three years, the EPA has assessed fewer chemicals than ever. Last year, it completed only one assessment. Today, the agency has even embraced measures sought by the chemical industry that have led to endless delays.

January 23, 2015 Common Pesticide May Pose Risk to Workers Who Apply It

Scientific American - In 2007 the îPesticide Action Network North Americaî and the Natural Resources Defense Council urged the EPA to ban all uses of chlorpyrifos. In 2012 the EPA required homes and schools to have...

January 22, 2015 USDA Proposes Tougher Food Safety Standards for Chicken and Turkey

Source: USDA

It’s no secret that Americans eat a lot of chicken and turkey. In fact, USDA estimates that a single American will eat 102 pounds of poultry in 2015. It is USDA’s job to ensure the meat and poultry products we enjoy are also safe...

January 21, 2015 Obama: No greater threat to future than climate change

Source: CNN

)—What President Barack Obama described as the greatest threat to future generations was neither terrorism nor ISIS. It wasn't nuclear weapons in rogue states either.

January 21, 2015 Cybersecurity in the State of the Union

Council on Foreign Relations - The President is expected to dedicate a section of his State of the Union tomorrow to cybersecurity. Last week he introduced a number of new legislative proposals and other efforts focused on:...

January 20, 2015 S.E.C. Reversal May Clear Way for Shareholders to Challenge Companies

Source: NY Times

With the reversal of a ruling that kept corporate governance questions from being put to a company’s investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission has potentially cleared the way for such challenges to spread at annual...

January 20, 2015 Enter Goldman Sachs as Irish Tell Banks It’s Payback Time

Source: Bloomberg

The government last week hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) to advise on how to recoup Allied Irish Banks Plc (ALBK)’s 21 billion-euro ($24 billion) bailout as part of a strategy that could help push Ireland’s debt back below...

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