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April 12th, 2018
Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use of Dow's "Agent Orange" Pesticide
Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use of Dow's "Agent Orange" Pesticide New Filings Reveal Enlist Duo Unlawfully Approved by Trump EPA, Will Harm Endangered Species and Non-GMO Crops WASHINGTON, D.C.
April 9th, 2018
VICTORY! Washington Wildlife and Waters Saved from Neurotoxic Pesticides
VICTORY! Washington Wildlife and Waters Saved from Neurotoxic Pesticides State Denies Permit to Shellfish Growers to Spray Neonics On Oyster and Clam Beds in Willapa Bay as "Too Risky for Washington's Environment" Willapa Bay.
March 22nd, 2018
Organic Advocates and Farmers Sue over Trump Withdrawal of Widely-Supported Organic Livestock Welfare Rule
Organic Advocates and Farmers Sue over Trump Withdrawal of Widely-Supported Organic Livestock Welfare Rule Nonprofits Challenge New Trump View of Organic that Would Gut the Label SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, nonprofit public interest organ.
March 22nd, 2018
Hawaiʻi House Finance Committee Advances Landmark Pesticide Regulation Bill
Hawaiʻi House Finance Committee Advances Landmark Pesticide Regulation Bill - The Hawaiʻi House Finance Committee strengthened and unanimously passed SB 3095 SD1 HD1 , the pesticide regulation bill, yesterday.
March 21st, 2018
Oregon Settles Case Against Factory Farm Polluter
Oregon Settles Case Against Factory Farm Polluter Coalition Urges Governor Brown and her Department of Agriculture to Learn From their Mistake in Permitting Lost Valley Mega-Dairy Salem, Oregon  – Today, advocates reacted to the state&#0.
March 13th, 2018
Trump Administration Undermines Organic Integrity, Withdraws Critical Rule for Welfare of Organic Animals
Trump Administration Undermines Organic Integrity, Withdraws Critical Rule for Welfare of Organic Animals   The rule, created through more than a decade of public input, strengthened the minimum practices required of organic livestock producer.
March 6th, 2018
Over 40 New Products Added to Nanotechnology Database
Over 40 New Products Added to Nanotechnology Database New consumer products, from toothpaste to infant formula, found to contain nanomaterials added to interactive database WASHINGTON, D.C.
March 5th, 2018
Annual Monarch Count Shows Butterfly Still Threatened
Annual Monarch Count Shows Butterfly Still Threatened Migration Could Collapse as Population Remains Low -   WASHINGTON, D.C.
February 27th, 2018
California Court Ruling Ends Decades of State Pesticide Spraying
California Court Ruling Ends Decades of State Pesticide Spraying Judge Strips State Food and Agriculture Agency of Authority to Use Chemicals SACRAMENTO, Calif.
February 27th, 2018
Lawsuit Challenging Iowa's Ag-Gag Law Proceeds, State's Motion to Dismiss Denied
Lawsuit Challenging Iowa's Ag-Gag Law Proceeds, State's Motion to Dismiss Denied   Advocates for Animals, Workers, Free Speech and Food Safety Take on Agricultural Giants, Following Victories in Utah and Idaho - DES MOINES, Iowa.
February 14th, 2018
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump Administration’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump Administration’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections WASHINGTON —Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S.
February 14th, 2018
Conservation Groups and Congressman Blumenauer Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides
Conservation Groups and Congressman Blumenauer Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides - - Groups Collect Thousands of Comments Urging EPA to Rein in Pesticides - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Blumenauer (D.-Ore.
February 12th, 2018
Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide
Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in De.
January 30th, 2018
Consumer Groups Applaud Denial of Industry Petition to Increase Poultry Slaughterhouse Line Speeds
Consumer Groups Applaud Denial of Industry Petition to Increase Poultry Slaughterhouse Line Speeds - - Announcement of Upcoming Process to Lift Line Speeds at Individual Plants Raises New Concerns Washington DC—USDA’s Food.
January 29th, 2018
Court Rejects Trump Administration Secrecy in Genetically Engineered Salmon Case
Court Rejects Trump Administration Secrecy in Genetically Engineered Salmon Case Federal Appeals Court Orders Government to Produce Documents on Approval of First GE Fish - WASHINGTON —Late last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of A.
January 25th, 2018
Hundreds of Groups Call on Congress to Protect Endangered Species from Pesticides
Hundreds of Groups Call on Congress to Protect Endangered Species from Pesticides A broad coalition of more than 250 conservation, consumer, agricultural and other public interest groups sent a letter to Congress opposing all efforts to weaken.