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Senators Craft Changes To TSCA Bill's Major Provisions Ahead Of Markup

Senators are negotiating revisions to a bipartisan Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill ahead of an April 28 environment panel markup that includes changes to major provisions including contested language on when EPA can preempt state chemicals programs and the agency's power to regulate “articles” in products.

Ruling Rejecting CAFO Air Rules Avoids Novel Question Of Petitions' Impact

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected Iowa residents' lawsuit claiming EPA has a nondiscretionary Clean Air Act duty to issue concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) air rules, and avoids ruling on whether separate petitions for CAFO rulemaking pending at EPA should bolster such lawsuits.

Backing Growers, USDA Faults EPA's Resistance Plan For Biotech Crop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is backing growers' opposition to EPA's proposed plan for slowing the development of corn root worm resistance in crops genetically engineered to resist the pests, arguing agency proposals such as avoiding soil-applied insecticides are overly prescriptive, though consumer advocates say the plan's provisions should be mandatory.

Democrats Revive Bill To Create EPA Green Infrastructure Grant System

Disapproval Vote On Final CWA Rule May Block Future Jurisdiction Policy

Potential Vacatur Of Utility MACT Unlikely To Have Major Impact On Sector

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