"Senate Measure To Stop Water Rule Advances"

"The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a measure to block the Obama administration’s new regulation asserting federal authority over small waterways." But if the measure ever reaches President Obama's desk, he is likely to veto it, and the Senate seems unable to override a veto.

Source: The Hill, 11/04/2015

"EPA Used Monsanto’s Research to Give Roundup a Pass"

EPA's conclusion that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup (and the most widely used herbicide in the world) was not an endocrine disruptor was based largely on studies conducted by Monsanto. Independent studies found more health-related problems with glyphosate. Most pesticide registrations rely primarily on health studies paid for by companies.

Source: The Intercept, 11/04/2015

"Fed Rule Would Ban Widely Used Nerve-Agent Pesticide"

"Federal regulators on Friday proposed a zero-tolerance policy for food-borne residues of a pesticide widely used on edible crops nationwide, effectively ending its application to more than a dozen crops, including tree nuts, soybeans, corn, wheat, apples and citrus."

Source: LA Times, 11/02/2015


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