Environment

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…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

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…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

EPA Pushes Crackdown On Illegal Coronavirus Disinfectants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it’s asking major online retail platforms like eBay, Facebook and Alibaba to crack down on sales of illegal disinfectant products, the same day the agency announced seizures of such products shipped from abroad…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

Feds, Oil Co. Seek Win In Tribe’s Suit Over Well Permit

The U.S. Department of the Interior, joined by oil company Slawson Exploration Co. Inc., urged a North Dakota federal court to grant it a victory in a suit claiming it wrongly opened the door to drilling on tribal land in the face of objections from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.