Environmental Groups Challenge Permitting Change

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

(NSF) — A coalition of environmental groups Thursday filed a federal lawsuit challenging a potentially far-reaching move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to shift permitting authority to Florida for projects that affect wetlands. The coalition, represented by attorneys from the Earthjustice legal group, contends that the EPA and other federal agencies did not comply with a series of laws …

Congressman Gaetz; Why Abolish the EPA

Dan Environment, Legislative

Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz will file a bill today proposing to abolish the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since 1970, the EPA has worked at the federal government level to ensure that human health and the environment are protected. However, Congressman Gaetz believes this protection can better be served by the state and by private citizens.

Comments needed on Chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and Generic Formulations)

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Action Alert: EPA is moving forward with efforts to revoke all food use tolerances for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and generic formulations). Stakeholders may enter comments related to this action on the EPA website until January 17, 2017. Comments that provide the following information would probably be most helpful:

EPA Takes Action to Prevent Poisonings from Herbicide

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing safety measures to stop poisonings caused by ingestion of the herbicide paraquat, which can also cause severe injuries or death from skin or eye exposure. Since 2000, there have been 17 deaths – three involving children – caused by accidental ingestion of paraquat. These cases have resulted from the pesticide being illegally …

Stronger Standards for Applying the Riskiest Pesticides

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Improved training and minimum age requirements will help protect people and the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public, and require special handling. “We are committed to keeping our communities safe, protecting our environment and protecting workers and their families,” said …