WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2017 - The National Organic Standards Board on Wednesday rejected a proposal to prohibit hydroponics in organic production, as defined by the board’s subcommittee on crops, disappointing growers who want organic certification restricted to crops grown in soil.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - For years, industry groups have complained that the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies give in too easily when sued by environmental groups. Too often, these critics say, the executive branch is quick to reach agreements with the litigants to perform tasks by a specific date, whether it be meeting a Clean Air Act deadline or deciding whether a certain plant or animal species should be listed as endangered – a practice pejoratively known as “sue and settle.”
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a new directive prohibiting members of any of its 22 scientific advisory committees from receiving EPA grants.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2017 - House Republicans reveal the details of their tax reform plan this week as GOP leaders mount an ambitious pre-Thanksgiving campaign to get tax bills through both chambers before the holiday.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 – Last week was one for the ages in the biofuels space. The week began with what had become a familiar theme for those following developments of the Environmental Protection Agency's governance of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - California pesticide control advisers (PCA’s) need to become more involved in deciding the fate of agriculture in their state, by engaging state lawmakers, supporting grower groups, and donating money to political action committees.