Environmental Health

"Week Ahead: House Takes Up Bills Targeting EPA Regs"

"The House will move in the coming week on a trio of regulatory and energy bills. The Rules Committee has scheduled a meeting Monday to begin looking at the three proposals: the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act and the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act."

Source: The Hill, 03/05/2018

EPA Eased Herbicide Regulations Using Monsanto Research, Records Show

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lessened protections for crops and wildlife habitats after Monsanto Co. supplied research that presented lower estimates of how far the weed killer dicamba can drift, according to a review of federal documents."

"US Judge Blocks Weed-Killer Warning Label In California"

"A U.S. judge blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is misleading because almost all regulators have concluded there is no evidence that the product’s main ingredient is a carcinogen."

Source: AP, 02/28/2018

"Judge Curiel, Once Attacked By Trump, Rules Border Wall Can Proceed"

"US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has cleared one potential obstacle to President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall, ruling Tuesday that the administration has the authority to waive a host of environmental laws and other regulations to begin construction."

Source: CNN, 02/28/2018

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