The Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Wednesday to restore automatic protections for species listed as “threatened," as the Biden administration moved to roll back a Trump-era overhaul of the way the Endangered Species Act is implemented.
Kathy Eichlin has been selected as the head of U.S. crop protection corporate communications for Syngenta North America and Former Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has joined Husch Blackwell Strategies, where he will chair a new leadership strategies advisory services group.
Farmers will be banned from applying chlorpyrifos to food crops starting Monday unless farm groups can persuade an appeals court to intervene, and experts say many growers lack reliable alternatives for controlling insect pests.
The Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule has been vacated by a federal judge in Arizona who said allowing it to remain in place risks “serious environmental harm,” particularly in the arid Southwest.
The Biden administration plans to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act after concluding the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule is causing “significant environmental degradation,” according to EPA Administrator Michael Regan.
Draft guidance implementing a Supreme Court decision finding EPA can regulate pollution that is discharged into waters of the U.S. after traveling through groundwater is likely to get a close look from the Biden administration.