Environment

EPA Watchdog To Probe Trump’s Vehicle Emissions Changes

The internal watchdog arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching a probe into the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for vehicles made from 2021 to 2026, the unit announced Monday…

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9th Circ. Nixes EPA Approval Of Dicamba Herbicides

The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday vacated a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing the herbicide dicamba to be used on cotton and soybean crops, saying the regulator “substantially understated” the risks associated with the weedkiller produced by several major agrochemical companies…

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1st Circ. Says Fukushima Suit Against GE Belongs In Japan

The First Circuit on Friday backed a lower court’s ruling that Japan is the right place for a suit against General Electric brought by Japanese residents who suffered property losses in the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant…

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