Mary Ellen Ternes

February 13, 2020
Mary Ellen Ternes

Plastic Planet

Plastic is a remarkable material that has forever changed our societal expectations regarding the quality of our food, water, health care, safety and products that improve our lives every day. But all good things remain good within limits. For many years now there has been growing recognition that, because plastic does not degrade like natural […]
January 24, 2020
Mary Ellen Ternes

Microplastics – Defining “Harm”

Consider listening in to the free National Academy of Sciences (NAS) “Emerging Technologies to Advance Research and Decisions on the Environmental Health Effects of Microplastics, A Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions,” Workshop and Webcast, Jan. 27-28, 2020. Mary Ellen Ternes, Partner, E&W Law LLC, will be setting the legal landscape for policy […]
June 7, 2018

CSB releases final report on 2017 Arkema TX plant fire . . .

On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final report regarding the Arkema Houston facility’s flooding, subsequent power loss, organic peroxide self-accelerating decomposition event and  fire, during Hurricane Harvey in August, 2017.  Note to Climate Change Adaptation professionals – this CSB final report articulates “adaptation” concepts for chemical […]