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Ninth Circuit Denies Requests to Stay Use of Enlist Duo Herbicide During Judicial Review

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On August 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a motion for a stay pending review filed on December 18, 2014, by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), as well as a subsequent stay motion...more

Big Win for Anti-GMO Groups as Federal Judge Upholds Jackson County GMO Ban

On Friday, Federal Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke partially dismissed a lawsuit brought by commercial alfalfa farmers seeking to overturn a Jackson County ordinance that banned the use of GMO seed stock (“It is a county...more

No Bull: Santa Cruz County Rodeo Qualifies for CEQA Exemption

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v. State of California ex rel. 14th District Agricultural Association, et al. (3rd App. Dist., March 26, 2014), the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s decision to exempt a...more

House Passes Healthy Forests Bill That Would Amend ESA With Respect To Forest Reserve Projects

by Nossaman LLP on

On September 20, 2013, H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, was passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 244-173. Shortly thereafter, the bill was referred to the Senate Committee...more

Extra Record Evidence Saves Forest Service From Section 7(d) Violation

by Nossaman LLP on

Late last month, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho denied preliminary injunctive relief in an Endangered Species Act case against the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Forest Service, even though it...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC Agriculture & Equine Industry Newsletter - July 2012: General permit now available for pesticides applied to...

by McAfee & Taft on

For decades, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act has provided regulation for the application of pesticides. However, in 2009, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals required the Environmental Protection Agency...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC - September 2011: Endangered species litigation — Potential impact on pesticide use in production...

by McAfee & Taft on

On May 30, 2007, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was failing to comply with Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in regard to 47...more

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