Laws & Regulations

"EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review"

"The Environmental Protection Agency was slated to hold four days of public meetings focused on essentially one question: Is glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the lynchpin to Monsanto’s fortunes, as safe as Monsanto has spent 40 years telling us it is? But oddly, the EPA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meetings, called to look at potential glyphosate ties to cancer, were 'postponed' just four days before they were to begin Oct. 18, after intense lobbying by the agrichemical industry."

Source: Huffington Post, 10/21/2016

"Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes"

"If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may have seen ads urging you to vote 'no' on a grocery tax. 'Don't Tax Our Groceries' is the tagline of the $9.5 million campaign, which is funded by the American Beverage Association. ... But here's the thing. There's no grocery tax on the ballot."

Source: NPR, 10/21/2016

"Fla. Ballot Measure Could Halt Rooftop Solar, But Do Voters Know That?"

"Floridians will vote on a constitutional amendment that is couched in pro-solar power language but would actually give utilities, which are funding the ballot measure, more power to block rooftop solar development in the Sunshine State."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/21/2016

IG: EPA Action To Protect Flint Residents From Lead Delayed 7 Months

"The Environmental Protection Agency had the authority and information to issue an emergency order protecting residents of Flint, Mich., from lead-tainted water a full seven months before it did so, an EPA internal investigation has concluded."

Source: NPR, 10/21/2016

"Will New California Buffer Zones Protect Children From Pesticides?"

"Lawmakers have proposed pesticide-free zones around schools and daycare centers. Environmental and community activists say they fall short, given pesticides’ reach and persistence; pesticide manufacturers say they're unwarranted."

Source: Civil Eats, 10/20/2016

"In Colorado, a Ballot Measure to End All Anti-Fracking Ballot Measures"

"Funded largely by the oil and gas industry, Amendment 71 would put big hurdles in Colorado's relatively easy path to changing its state constitution".

"In the wake of helping defeat two recent ballot measures that could have reined in fracking in Colorado, the state's oil and gas industry is leading a campaign to sharply limit future citizen initiatives.

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/20/2016


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