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WOTUS Update: Breaking Down the Pre-2015 Regulatory Regime

In late August, a court in the District of Arizona issued a decision vacating the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (“NWPR”), the...

Paraquat Receives Interim Registration Decision, Faces Legal Challenges

On August 1, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published documents in the Federal Register announcing the Agency’s Interim Registration Review...

Arizona Court Vacates WOTUS Rule

UPDATE: Since the court’s ruling was issued, EPA has announced on its website that both it and the U.S. Army Corps of...

EPA Announces Decision to Revoke Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

On August 19, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced its intention to publish a final rule in the Federal Register...

California Court Finds State Law Claims Not Preempted by FIFRA in Glyphosate Ruling

A California State Court of Appeal issued a ruling on August 9, 2021, upholding a jury verdict awarding millions of dollars...

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...

Court Sets Aside Pesticide Registration For ESA Violations

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently issued an order vacating an action from Environmental Protection...

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...

Ninth Circuit Upholds $25 Million Award to Plaintiff in Glyphosate Case

On May 14, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, issued a decision upholding a $25 million...

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...