Brigit Rollins, Author at National Agricultural Law Center
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By: Brigit Rollins

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The Deal With Dicamba: Lawsuit Challenges Registration, EPA Changes FIFRA Policy

In late October, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that it had renewed the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act...

Pesticide Litigation: Chlorpyrifos Under Fire

Two lawsuits have recently been filed in California state courts against Corteva Inc. (“Corteva”), the corporation which manufactures the pesticide chlorpyrifos....

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The Deal With Dicamba: EPA Approves Dicamba Pesticides for 2021 and Beyond

On October 27, 2020 the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that it had approved three dicamba-based pesticides for over-the-top use on...

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Ag & Food Law Update: October 23, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY: Includes...

Stuck in the Swamp? Overview of the Minimal Effect Exemption Under Swampbuster

The Food Security Act of 1985 (“1985 Farm Bill”) established the Highly Erodible Lands and Wetlands Conservation program that relates to...

Water Rights Dispute: Public Trust Doctrine in Front of NV Supreme Court

On September 17, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an opinion answering two questions posed to it by the United States...

Deconstructing the CWA: What is a TMDL?

One of the key tools employed by the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) to help meet the statute’s goal of reducing pollution...

Stuck in the Swamp? A Look At Prior-Converted Croplands Under Swampbuster

“Swampbuster” is the name often used to refer to the section of the Highly Erodible Lands and Wetlands Conservation provisions of...

Welcome Sarah Catherine Copper!

Last month the National Agricultural Law Center welcomed Sarah Catherine Copper on board as a full time Staff Attorney. Sarah Catherine...

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Ag & Food Law Update: September 18, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY: Includes...

Murky Tides: EPA Sued for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Violations

Two lawsuits have been filed against the Environmental Protect Agency (“EPA”) over the agency’s handling of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. The...

Conservation Clarified: USDA Issues New Rules For Conservation Provisions

On August 28, 2020 the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued a final rule for the Highly Erodible Land and...

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Ag & Food Law Update: September 4, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                   REGULATORY:...

Buzzing Home: FWS Determines No Critical Habitat for Bumblebee Species

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) announced on September 1, 2020 that it has decided not to designate critical...

Jumping the Gun? Government Says NEPA Challenges are Premature

On July 29, 2020, a coalition of environmental groups filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Western...

Biofuels Rules: EPA Guidance Stands

In a decision published on August 14, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dismissed a...

Hot Topics in Environmental Law: Litigation Updates

The past month has seen several developments in important, and on-going environmental law cases. Each litigation, though completely unrelated, has the...

Up for Debate: FWS Proposes Definition for “Habitat”

On August 5, 2020, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) (collectively “the...

WOTUS Update: Injunction Issued As Lawsuits Progress

On June 22, 2020, the long-awaited Navigable Waters Protection Rule (“Navigable Waters Rule”) officially went into legal effect. The Navigable Waters...