Diligence needed in continuing EPCRA legal fight

June 25, 2020

Environmental legal challenges continue regarding the current exclusion of ag operations from the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements. The exclusion eliminates the need for egg and animal feeding operations to report …

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Surprise ruling allows NWPR to go in effect

June 25, 2020

Supporters of the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), formerly the WOTUS Rule, were pleasantly surprised  on June 19 when the Federal District Court for Northern California ruled against 17 states, the District of Columbia, …

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New EPA Guidance on depopulation due to COVID-19

June 11, 2020

EPA issued new guidance on June 9 for producers handling and disposing of animals euthanized due to the severe market disruptions caused by Covid-19. EPA and other federal agencies provide standard guidance on how to safely …

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WOTUS milestone – final rule published, effective June 22

April 23, 2020

The final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was formally published in the Federal Register on April 21, almost three months after it was submitted for publication. The rule will take effect on June 22. …

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EPA mulls ethanol changes

March 12, 2020

In the wake of an unfavorable court ruling, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering a halt to most small refinery waivers, which exempt facilities from ethanol mandates, according to press reports. A recent 10th Circuit …

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