Laws & Regulations

"Exxon Now Seeks to Block New York Attorney General's Climate Probe"

"After cooperating for nearly a year with the New York attorney general's office, ExxonMobil is now suing to block the state's sweeping subpoena that seeks records dealing with the company's climate research going back nearly 40 years."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/18/2016

Judge Tosses Riot Charge Against Journalist Covering Dakota Protest

"A North Dakota judge threw out a charge against journalist Amy Goodman for 'participating in a riot' while covering a Sept. 3 protest against the Dakota Access pipeline for the independent news show Democracy Now! District judge John Grinsteiner rejected the charge filed by a state prosecutor Monday afternoon in Mandan, N.D."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/18/2016

"New Zoning Restrictions Address Issues From Larger Chicken Houses"

"Chicken farms, once tucked into fields and in mostly rural areas, have come to roost near schools, daycare centers and subdivisions on the Delmarva Peninsula. The change — in both location and density — is prompting local politicians to enact some of their first zoning restrictions on poultry growers."

Source: Bay Journal, 10/17/2016

Little-Noticed Court Settlement Will Probably Save Millions Of Animals

A little-noticed court settlement in Nevada requires the federal government to re-evaluate its program for killing predatory animals at the request of farmers and ranchers. Two years from now, when the re-evaluation is done, the program could be drastically changed.

Source: Wash Post, 10/14/2016


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