Laws & Regulations

"Bayer Lobbies Congress To Help Fight Lawsuits Tying Roundup To Cancer"

"The biotech giant Bayer has lobbied Congress over the past year to advance legislation that could shield the company from billions of dollars in lawsuits, part of a national campaign to defeat claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer in people who use it frequently."

Source: Washington Post, 06/24/2024

Biden USFS Old-Growth Forest Proposal Doesn’t Completely Ban Logging

"The Biden administration is advancing its plan to restrict logging within old-growth forests that are increasingly threatened by climate change, with exceptions that include cutting trees to make forests less susceptible to wildfires, according to a U.S. government analysis obtained by The Associated Press."

Source: AP, 06/21/2024

"SEC Urged to Probe JBS Claims on Environment, Animal Welfare"

"Animal rights organizations have asked the SEC to investigate meatpacking giant JBS SA for allegedly misleading investors about its animal welfare and environmental practices in paperwork submitted to list the company on the New York Stock Exchange."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/21/2024

Judge Orders BNSF To Pay Tribe $400 Million For Trespassing With Oil Trains

"BNSF Railway must pay nearly $400 million to a Native American tribe in Washington state, a federal judge ordered Monday after finding that the company intentionally trespassed when it repeatedly ran 100-car trains carrying crude oil across the tribe’s reservation."

Source: AP, 06/21/2024

"A Key Court Ruling Could Weaken U.S. Environmental Protections"

"The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether to overturn the Chevron doctrine, a landmark precedent that has stood for 40 years. Scrapping the doctrine could have major impacts on regulation in such areas as pollution, climate change, and endangered species."

Source: YaleE360, 06/20/2024

Study Finds 1 In 4 US Residential Yards Exceeds New EPA Lead Soil Limits

"Roughly one in four U.S. households have soil exceeding the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's lead screening levels of 200 parts per million (ppm), halved from the previous level of 400 ppm, a new study found. For households with exposure from multiple sources, the EPA lowered the guidance to 100 ppm; nearly 40% of households exceed that level, the study also found."

Source: AGU, 06/20/2024

Enviros Want Florida Freshwater In The Everglades, Not Dumped At Coasts

"Environmental groups want to use engineered wetlands to help replenish the river of grass and address toxic algae. The state’s politically powerful sugar growers say those wetlands are for their own polluted water."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/20/2024

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