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Publication date:
2019-10-07

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  • Several U.S. and State Legislatures Propose Changes to State Bottle Bills and Advocate for a National Bottle Bill

    On February 11, 2020, Repres­entative Alan Lowenthal of California and  Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico introduced the “Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2020.” The bill would enact nationwide extended producer responsibility for all packaging materials, minimum-recycled-content mandates for certain products, a national container deposit, single-use plastic product bans, a three-year pause on...

  • A New Mexico Federal District Court Tries to Slam Shut the PURPA “Implementation” Claims Window

    In the last year, two decisions from judges sitting on the bench of the United States Court for the District of New Mexico have opined that PURPA claims made by plaintiffs were “as applied” rather than “implementation” claims and thus could not be heard in federal court. The first decision, in Great Divide I, was...

  • A Seat at the Table – What’s new in food law

    Please join us on Wednesday, March 11 for the next webinar in our series – A Seat at the Table – What’s new in food law. The series features updates on the latest news and trends in the food and beverage industry. This session will focus on updates regarding supply agreements, the new nutritional labeling requirements in...

  • The U.S.-Mexico Patent Prosecution Super-Highway

    This week, we are pleased to have a guest post from John L. Cordani, Jr.  John is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Manufacturing Industry Team and regularly counsels clients on intellectual property issues involving patent procurement, licensing, and litigation. For the past several years, the patent offices in the United States and Mexico have operated under a type of...

  • The Week in Weed: January 31, 2020

    Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Following up on last week’s look at New Mexico, a cannabis legalization bill has passed the Senate Public Affairs committee.  Next step: the Senate Judiciary Committee. New York is also looking at legalization (again).  Just like true love,...

  • Offshore Platform Sustainable Decommissioning – “Rigs to Reefs” Goes Global

    From California to the South China Sea, uncertainties surrounding offshore oil and gas platform decommissioning regulations and financial obligations pose a significant risk to the environment and to responsible natural resource development. “Rigs to reefs” decommissioning pioneered in the US Gulf Coast provides a model promising reduced costs, a net reduction in environmental impacts and enhanced ecological benefits; welcomed in some jurisdictions and questioned in others, time will tell whether RTR can deliver its promises.

  • Offshore Platform Sustainable Decommissioning – “Rigs to Reefs” Goes Global

    From California to the South China Sea, uncertainties surrounding offshore oil and gas platform decommissioning regulations and financial obligations pose a significant risk to the environment and to responsible natural resource development. “Rigs to reefs” decommissioning pioneered in the US Gulf Coast provides a model promising reduced costs, a net reduction in environmental impacts and enhanced ecological benefits; welcomed in some jurisdictions and questioned in others, time will tell whether RTR can deliver its promises.

  • President Trump Signs U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

    President Trump signed the implementing legislation for the USMCA yesterday, making the United States the second of the three countries, after Mexico last December, to sign the agreement.  The USMCA will not take effect until 90 days after it is ratified by Canada. The Liberals currently operate a minority government, and while the Conservatives have...

  • Business in Mexico? Five Tips for Success

    Doing business across cultural lines can be challenging. The spoken and unspoken rules will change depending on where in the world you find yourself. A misstep or unintended faux pas can be the difference between landing the deal or successfully negotiating a resolution to a disagreement and failing. This article is a companion piece to...

  • The Week in Weed: January 24, 2020

    Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. The big news in cannabis this week comes from New Mexico.  Legislation introduced last Thursday would legalize recreational marijuana.  It would also require dispensaries to offer medical marijuana and prohibit local jurisdictions from banning the industry. ...

Featured documents

  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Poultry

    Nine people from New Mexico and four other states have been reported with salmonella infections in the past two months, and six of those cases are linked to young poultry from a New Mexico hatchery. The state Health Department is not identifying the hatchery pending the completion of the...

  • Magical Blue Waters

    Mystical magical Rose Island: moving with the fish and the giant gold and platinum “brains” beneath the surface of the waters. Here we are on “the boat,” image courtesy of Derek’s weblog of life in Boston, Mexico, and the Bahamas ....

  • Spinach Tests Narrow E. coli Probe

    Two bags of Dole baby spinach that tested positive for the E. coli strain that has sickened 175 people nationwide were packaged at the same plant on the same day, California health officials told The Associated Press Monday. That information has helped investigators tracing the source of the...

  • MMS Preparations for Hurricane Season

    In preparation for hurricane season, which began on June 1, the Minerals Management Service has established a web site that brings together extensive hurricane-related information and resources. The web site is designed to describe and explain improvements instituted since Hurricane Season 2005,...

  • Public Green, Private Gold: Opportunities from Climate Change Regulation in the U.S. and Mexico

    By Gloria Park and Estuardo Anaya, Santamarina y Steta  Global climate change is a very popular topic of discussion of late, both in Mexico and the United States, and particularly in California. Driven by a widely perceived consensus among scientists that global warming is currently taking place at ...

  • Mexico’s Northern Baja Peninsula Is “Tropicalizing” to suit the needs of Americans

    By Mr. London, London Group Realty Advisors Baja California’s easy access, proximity, great weather and warm culture have always attracted Americans to travel to its Mexican next door neighbor. Now, world class housing and hotels, and great real estate value, add to the allure for Americans...

  • HHS Secretary Leavitt Wants To Move FDA South of Border Full-Time

    We are not sure if he is suited up and ready for some lab work, but Michael Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services, is in Mexico with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) team that is looking for the source of the tomatoes carrying Salmonella Saintpaul. Jalisco, Sinaloa and...

  • What to Do When the Investigators Knock . . .

    This week brought news of yet another nationwide Salmonella outbreak from a source not yet identified by government regulators. The last time we had a nationwide Salmonella outbreak for an extended period of time without identification of a definitive source the federal government initially singled ...

  • DOI Leasing Plan Delayed

    A federal court has told the Department of the Interior that it must better consider the environmental impacts of the Department’s crude oil and natural gas leasing plan for 2007-2012, possibly halting development in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, according to this report from CNN....

  • New Data Security Breach Laws in Alaska and South Carolina

    On July 1, 2009, new laws will take effect in Alaska and South Carolina that will require entities that have experienced data security breaches involving personal information to notify affected individuals of the breaches.  With these additions, a total of 44 states, plus the District of Columbia,...