Environment

High Court Gets New Bid To Consider CWA Pollution Liability

Two Tennessee-based environmental groups have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the federal Clean Water Act applies to pollution introduced into navigable waters through groundwater systems, pointing out that the justices are already considering the same issue in another case…

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Monsanto Can’t Trim MDL Claiming Weedkiller Causes Cancer

Monsanto lost a bid to pare back multidistrict litigation over the agrochemical giant’s allegedly carcinogenic Roundup weedkiller when a California federal judge ruled Thursday that the claims in three bellwether cases are backed by believable evidence and aren’t preempted by other laws…

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GE, Tepco Dodge Sailors’ $1B Fukushima Radiation Suit

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and General Electric Co. on Monday dodged a $1 billion lawsuit by U.S. sailors over radiation injuries they allegedly suffered during their response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, after a California federal judge agreed the suit belonged in Japanese, not U.S., courts…

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The Perfect Storm: How Climate Change Exacerbates Crime and Insecurity in LatAm

A series of high-impact hurricanes in the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico have caused serious devastation, serving as a stark reminder of the impacts that climate change and sudden natural disasters can have on organized crime and security…

This piece was co-authored with Angelika Albaladejo. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

How Trump’s Environmental Policy Undermines LatAm Security

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a global agreement to fight climate change hinders efforts to tackle environmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, which have compounded longstanding problems related to organized crime…

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