Just in time for the holidays – and the growing season – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new registrations for pesticides to be used on hemp crops, including, for the first time, hemp used in the production
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Consistent with consumer trends and the ever-increasing role of internet sales, U.S. EPA is targeting on-line pesticide sales as an enforcement priority.  In a preview of the anticipated April 1 release of preliminary agency enforcement priorities,  Acting Deputy Director of
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During confirmation hearings before Congress last week, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler indicated that a long-awaited EPA rule to restrict consumer and commercial uses of methylene chloride as a paint and coating remover has been delayed by the government shutdown,
Continue Reading EPA Rule Addressing Methylene Chloride Risks Stalled by “Shutdown” … While Activists File First “New TSCA” Court Challenge for EPA Failure to Act

Environmental groups have filed a Notice of Intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its still draft decision not to establish a program to address potential spills of hazardous substances similar to the existing  “Spill Prevention, Countermeasure
Continue Reading Enviro Groups May Have Christmas Lump of Coal for EPA: Set to Sue on EPA Decision Not to Develop New “SPCC” Program for Spills of Hazardous Substances