Laws & Regulations

Scientist Stands Between Pruitt and Destruction of EPA Science Panels

"On January 26, after serving as a scientific advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency for about two years, Robyn Wilson received her first note from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking her for her service—which was officially over. She had one year left in her term."

Source: Mother Jones, 02/15/2018

EPA: Pesticide Company’s Penalty Cut From A Proposed $4.8M to $150K

"A settlement agreement between U.S. EPA and Syngenta Seeds LLC to resolve violations of pesticide regulations at a Hawaii farm includes a civil penalty that's significantly lower than what the Obama administration had sought."

Source: Greenwire, 02/15/2018

"Public Lands: Zinke 'Supportive' of LWCF But Gives Budget The Ax"

"While the Trump administration offered a tepid vision for the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in its fiscal 2019 budget proposal — slashing the program's acquisition budget by 95 percent — the Interior Department insisted Secretary Ryan Zinke remains a steadfast supporter."

Source: E&E Daily, 02/14/2018

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