Six groups have filed suit against the Agriculture Department over regulations the Trump administration issued last year to streamline the regulation of gene-edited crop traits and allow companies to decide whether their products need USDA approval.
The Environmental Protection Agency is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to allow continued use of sulfoxaflor while it examines effects on endangered species and develops a more “robust” rationale to support uses of the insecticide.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is trying to determine whether spring-run Chinook salmon in are genetically distinct from fall-run Chinook salmon, potentially qualifying the fish for endangered species status.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to register dicamba for use on soybeans and cotton is facing another lawsuit from the same groups that succeeded in convincing an appeals court to vacate registrations earlier this year.
More than 90% of endangered species are “likely to be adversely affected” by use of glyphosate, but mostly through non-agricultural uses, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded in a biological evaluation of the impacts of the herbicide released Wednesday.