Pollution

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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EPA Internal Watchdog Says Mexico Border Program Failing

The internal watchdog arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report on Tuesday that criticized the regulator for shortcomings in monitoring and implementing a bilateral program with Mexico aimed at protecting the environment along the border…

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