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U.S. TRI Reporting for Oil & Gas Extraction

Apr 20th, 2014 | By
U.S. TRI Reporting for Oil & Gas Extraction

In January 2014, sixteen environmental advocacy and grassroots organizations filed a supplement to a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add the oil and gas extraction industry to the list of facilities required to report under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).  Historically, the oil and gas extraction industry was excluded from reporting
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Open for Business: EHS Priorities Following the U.S. Government Shutdown

Oct 27th, 2013 | By
Open for Business: EHS Priorities Following the U.S. Government Shutdown

A lot of attention has been spent explaining the impacts of the 16-day U.S. federal government shutdown, which ended on October 17th.  Although the shutdown did slow rulemaking efforts at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as federal employees were furloughed, the shutdown has now ended and these activities are proceeding as scheduled. This article
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Africa: EHS Trends and Future Developments

Sep 27th, 2011 | By
Africa: EHS Trends and Future Developments

This article is the second in a two-part series analyzing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) laws and regulations in Africa. The first installment, Africa: Strengthening the EHS Regulatory Framework, identified three important factors that are contributing to EHS improvements in African countries: pressure to modernize EHS regulatory frameworks caused by increased foreign investment; desire for
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Africa: Strengthening the EHS Regulatory Framework

Jun 14th, 2011 | By
Africa: Strengthening the EHS Regulatory Framework

  This article is the first in a two-part series analyzing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) laws and regulations in Africa. This installment identifies potential causes of recent improvements in the EHS regulatory frameworks in African countries.  The second article analyzes recent EHS trends in Africa and predicts future developments.  Recent Changes in EHS Regulations
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