Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 17, 2016

U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Transfer West Lake Remediation from Environmental Protection Agency to Army Corps of Engineers

On February 2, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to give the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the authority to clean up radioactive waste at the West Lake Landfill. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo) filed Bill 2306 in response to citizen’s repeated concerns regarding the extended delay in the Environmental Protection […]

February 9, 2016

New Mexico Sues Colorado and EPA Over Wastewater Spill

While attempting to clean up the abandoned Gold King Mine, the EPA accidentally caused a toxic waste spill on Aug. 5, 2015. The wastewater from the spill entered the Animas River, turning it a noxious shade of yellow-orange from the Colorado spill site downriver to New Mexico. The EPA has since taken responsibility for the […]

Space Law: The Final Legal Frontier

Technological advancements in the last 50 years have led to a ground-breaking area of law, the law of outer space. Companies from various nations around the world are now venturing into space in search of mineral rich asteroids worth in the trillions of dollars. The asteroid Ryugu, made of tons of nickel, iron, cobalt, and […]