Environment

Calif. Moves To Ban Pesticide Chlorpyrifos After EPA Declines

California authorities on Wednesday once again put themselves at odds with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announcing a plan to phase out the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in the state after the federal regulator decided not to ban the chemical…

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SEC Says VW’s Actions Delayed Filing Of Emissions Suit

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday told a California federal judge that Volkswagen AG was partly to blame for the lengthy time period between the revelation of the German automaker’s emissions scandal and the agency’s filing of its suit against the company…

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Calif. Coastline Regulator Hands Developer Record $15M Fine

The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday handed down a record $15.6 million fine against a developer for an alleged “bait and switch” related to a hotel project in Santa Monica that saw two lower-cost motels knocked down to clear the way for a high-priced hotel…

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Calif. Enviro Authorities Move To Ban Unsafe Pesticide

California environmental authorities announced on Tuesday that they have decided to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to negative health impacts that has been at the center of a federal lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to also prohibit the product…

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