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"F.D.A and Dairy Industry Spar Over Testing of Milk"

After illegally high levels of antibiotics were routinely found in dairy cows headed for the slaughterhouse, the Food and Drug Administration decided to test milk from the farms those cows came from. Dairy farmers, worried more about profits than antibiotic resistance that could sicken their customers, have objected. Now the two sides may be looking for win-win solutions. Meanwhile, testing is on hold.

Source: NY Times, 01/26/2011

BLM To Disclose Names and Addresses of Grazing Rights Owners

Permittees and lessees of public lands are a key part of covering issues that involve grazing, hunting, public lands access, utility corridors, and related topics. The public comment period on BLM's proposal to identify these people closes Feb. 7, 2011.

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Georgia Has Diverted Millions in Environmental Fees

Georgia "collected more than $30 million in fees from Georgians last year for programs designed to clean up landfills, tire dumps and hazardous sites and to improve 911 services. The governor and state lawmakers put less than $2 million of the fee revenue toward those programs."

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 01/19/2011
April 27, 2011 to April 29, 2011

The State of Environmental Justice in America Conference

For the fifth year in a row, the State of Environmental Justice in America Conference will bring together individuals with a wide variety of interests for a spirited exchange of ideas about environmental justice’s past, present, and future.

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New Push To Strengthen Mine Safety Faces Resistance by Old Strategies

The Obama administration's efforts to toughen mine safety enforcement, following the Upper Big Branch disaster in April that killed 29, are encountering the same old evade-and-delay resistance from the mining industry. Those are the tactics that appear to have led to the disaster in the first place.

Source: Wash Post, 01/05/2011
January 12, 2011

EJ at the EPA: Legal Impacts of the New Priorities

Panelists at this free Environmental Law Institute event will discuss the potential impacts of US EPA’s Interim Guidance on Considering Environmental Justice During the Development of an Action and Draft Plan EJ 2014. RSVP by Jan. 7 to attend or participate by audio webcast/teleconference.

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