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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Courtesy of Assistant Attorney General John Cruden for the Environment and Natural Resources Division

The Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) actively promotes joint state-federal environmental enforcement, which underlies the whole nature of cooperative federalism, a concept central to the structure of our environmental laws.  By teaming up with state partners in both enforcement and defensive cases, we combine sovereigns, reduce costs and obtain more comprehensive results.  We also collaborate regularly with state officials on a wide variety of training opportunities.  What follows are but a few highlights of state-federal cooperation during the second quarter of 2016.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Council members discuss implementation of “release to all” policy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Courtesy of Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division

Twenty six years ago today, when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, he called it “powerful in its simplicity” and explained, “It will ensure that people with disabilities are given the basic guarantees for which they have worked so long and so hard: independence, freedom of choice, control of their lives, the opportunity to blend fully and equally into the rich mosaic of the American mainstream.”