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By: Brigit Rollins

Building Blocks: Basics of CRP

First authorized in the Food Security Act of 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program (“CRP”) is a voluntary program that allows agricultural...

California State Court Issues Pretrial Ruling In Roundup Case

A week before the trial of another lawsuit challenging the safety of Monsanto Company’s (“Monsanto”) Roundup products is scheduled to start,...

WOTUS Update: EPA Makes Announcement, Status Update for On-Going Lawsuits

On June 9, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) released a joint statement announcing...

New Law Changes Wetland Regulation in the State of Indiana

In April, 2021, the State of Indiana adopted a new law concerning the regulation of interstate wetlands. Senate Bill 389 (“SB...

From Supreme Court to State Courts, Important Enviro Rulings from June 2021

The past few month has seen a series of important environmental law decisions from various courts across the United States. The...

Iowa Supreme Court Dismisses Raccoon River Lawsuit

On June 18, 2021, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a decision in a lawsuit concerning regulation of the Raccoon River. The...

Recently Filed Lawsuit Claims that Swampbuster is Unconstitutional

A farmer in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) alleging that its wetland...

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The Deal with Dicamba: Report Examines EPA Decision to Register Dicamba in 2018

On May 24, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report addressing EPA’s 2018...

Pathways to Pesticide Cancellation Under FIFRA

Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”), pesticide manufacturers work with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to register pesticides...

Ninth Circuit Finds Chlorpyrifos Tolerances Unlawful

UPDATE: On August 18, 2021, EPA announced that it would be publishing a final rule in the Federal Register revoking all safety...

Supreme Court Rules in State Water Dispute

On April 1, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in State of Fla. v. State of Georgia, 141...

Senate Advances Carbon Market Bill

On April 20, 2021, the Senate unveiled the text of the proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act. The bill, which has been...

Agriculture & The Paris Climate Agreement

By: Jessie Gittemeier; Brigit Rollins   The Paris Climate Agreement (Paris Agreement) is an international treaty to address climate change. It...

The Public Domain: Basics of the Public Trust Doctrine

One of the main underpinnings of environmental law in the United States is the Public Trust Doctrine (“PTD”). The doctrine, which...

In the Dirt: Introduction to Sodbuster

The Farm Bill of 1985 is known for introducing several conservation programs which are still in use by agricultural producers today....

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The Deal with Dicamba: Updates from the First Quarter of 2021

For many reasons, 2020 was a noteworthy year. One of those reasons was the developments in many on-going dicamba litigations. From...

Clearing the Air: Maryland Court Finds State Must Regulate Gaseous Ammonia Under CWA

A judge in a Maryland Circuit Court ruled in a decision released earlier this month that the state of Maryland must...