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On September 11th the U.S. EPA released a proposal that relaxes requirements for how energy companies monitor and repair methane leaks. This proposal is among the many proposed rollbacks of Obama-era regulations.
The draft proposal has not yet been published in the Federal Register. Under the proposal, companies would perform a leak inspection at least once ...Read More
The Governor’s office proposed broad changes to logging rules in California to allow landowners to cut larger trees and build temporary roads without obtaining a permit. This proposal is a way to encourage the thinning of forests to alleviate wild fire threats. The timber industry is supportive of the changes, while most environmental groups are ...Read More
On Monday, Dow Agrosciences acted in its capacity as an intervenor in National Family Farm Coalition v. US EPA to dismiss a lawsuit filed by environmental groups alleging the US EPA improperly improved Dow’s weed killer, Enlist Duo. Dow argued the case couldn’t be pursued on grounds ranging from procedural (the groups’ petition for review ...Read More
This month, the Trump administration moved forward with a plan to unravel aggressive federal emissions and fuel economy standards. The EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a joint statement Thursday unveiling their plan to replace those standards with something much more lax. Automakers have argued since the passage of the more stringent standards ...Read More