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"Maryland Set To Ban Arsenic-Containing Drug in Chicken Feed"

Maryland is set to ban the arsenic-containing drug Roxarsone in chicken feed. Maryland is a major chicken producer, and that puts it ahead of most other states as well as the federal government. It is all the more remarkable, given that 'Big Chicken' is a major force in Maryland politics.

"At his family farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Lee Richardson raises thousands of chickens from fuzzy hatchlings to the juicy broilers stacked at grocery stores far and wide. Like a lot of farmwork, this seems simple, but it's not.

Source: Wash Post, 05/21/2012

Newspapers in Fracking Secrecy Case Win Support of Doctors, Scientists

"PITTSBURGH  -- In a lawsuit over gas industry secrecy, doctors, scientists, researchers and advocates filed court documents supporting two newspapers seeking access to information that could shed light on the health impacts of gas development, including the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. ...

Source: ENS, 05/03/2012
April 27, 2012

Fisheries Law Enforcement: Status and Challenges

In this session, part of the Environmental Law Institute's Ocean Seminar Series, panelists will discuss the key challenges facing fisheries law enforcement agencies and the regulated industry, ongoing reform efforts, and what additional actions and solutions may be necessary to ensure that the system maximizes fisheries compliance. RSVP by April 25th.

April 25, 2012

A Coherent Energy Policy or Bust?

In this Environmental Law Institute seminar (in Washington, DC, and via teleconference), Michael Graetz, author of The End of Energy, and four other distinguished panelists will discuss issues related to an implemented, comprehensive energy policy.

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