Industry groups in a legal battle over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule want the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their challenge, instead of going through district court first.
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the January 2017 start date of its worker protection safety (WPS) rule. AFBF and NASDA cited EPA violations of federal law as well as incomplete and undelivered compliance and enforcement tools to support their petition.
The Environmental Protection Agency is removing 72 inert ingredients from the list of ingredients approved for use in pesticides.
In what agriculture groups call a victory, a federal court last week dismissed a lawsuit that would have forced the Environmental Protection Agency to impose strict nutrient standards on farmers in the Mississippi River Basin.
A Scientific Advisory Panel studying glyphosate links to cancer heard testimony last week on the topic. The Environmental Protection Agency gave a presentation last week before the panel saying the consensus is that based on the scientific data EPA has collected, glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans. In addition to the EPA presentation, the panel also took public …
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