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USEPA issues new labels to restrict use of certain pesticides near bees
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 16 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued new pesticide product labels that will restrict the use of four neonicotinoid

Recent Fish and Wildlife Service decisions affecting businesses in California and the Pacific Northwest
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2011

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("Service") recently issued a handful of decisions under the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") that are relevant to the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

EPA issues final rule requiring manufacturers to test 19 HPV chemicals
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

EPA has issued a final rule under TSCA that requires manufacturers and processors of 19 high production volume (HPV) chemicals to test the health and environmental effects of the chemicals and submit the test data to the agency.

Endangered Species Act: federal court reinstates protection for gray wolf
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

A federal judge in Montana has reinstated Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains.

New “Green Chemistry” rules proposed
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

Earlier this week California's long-anticipated "Green Chemistry" rules were proposed by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

Supreme Court overturns genetically-modified crop injunction
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2010

Yesterday, in Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms (No. 09-475), the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 7-1 decision that a San Francisco district court abused its discretion by enjoining the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from deregulating a genetically modified plant pending the completion of an environmental review required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Individualized damages issues defeat class certification
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2008

Class certification was recently denied in In re Genetically Modified Rice (E.D. Mo. Apr. 14, 2008), because individual issues predominated over common issues with respect to damages.