The Environmental Protection Agency did not have clear direction from Congress to require power plants to shift from coal to cleaner energy sources, the Supreme Court said in a decision Thursday that could hamstring the agency’s efforts to adopt regulations addressing climate change.
The Supreme Court denied a petition from Monsanto Tuesday to review a federal appeals court ruling that found the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act does not preempt state tort-law claims.
The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation got a boost in their Supreme Court challenge to California’s animal housing law, Proposition 12, with the U.S. government’s filing of a brief supporting the groups.
The Supreme Court should deny a petition from Monsanto seeking review of an appeals court decision that upheld a $25 million verdict against the company for failing to adequately warn a consumer about the health risks of Roundup exposure.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday an immediate halt to the state’s enhanced inspections of Mexican trucks that had been delaying U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables as well as U.S. exports of poultry to Mexican buyers for more than a week.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, a bill intended to unlock port bottlenecks that have snarled shipments of many farm commodities, gets a vote in the Senate Commerce Committee this week, while the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court is considering a case that could restrict EPA’s authority not just to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, but to implement other regulations without explicit congressional authorization.