Laws & Regulations

"Congress Seeks To Weaken The Marine Mammal Protection Act"

"On Wednesday, July 26, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed 21 bills during a markup session. One, H.R. 2083, aims to protect salmon by allowing permit holders to kill California sea lions in the Columbia River. Critics caution the bill undermines federal protections such as the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and National Environmental Policy Act, without addressing the root causes of salmon declines, which include habitat destruction and dams."

Source: High Country News, 08/02/2017

"Monsanto’s Sway Over Research Is Seen in Disclosed Emails"

"Documents released Tuesday in a lawsuit against Monsanto raised new questions about the company’s efforts to influence the news media and scientific research and revealed internal debate over the safety of its highest-profile product, the weed killer Roundup."

Source: NY Times, 08/02/2017


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