Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Fracking Rule Delay, Monsanto Sued, Solar Trade Talks
Interior secretary Sally Jewell (pictured) said she will triple the one-month comment period on proposals to tighten standards for oil and gas drilling, including fracking, on federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management rules would force companies to disclose the chemicals they pump underground, and would require drillers to enact plans for water management, FuelFix reports.
Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation forcing food manufacturers to label products containing genetically modified ingredients, but the lawmakers included a provision that the bill would not take effect unless four other states pass similar rules. Governor Dannel P. Malloy said he would sign the bill, the New York Times reports.
EPA Region 7 is conducting pesticide, herbicide and metals sampling at the HPI Products Inc. site at 1300 S. 8th Street in St. Joseph, Mo. The EPA says it is investigating potential chemical release during a grain elevator demolition, which it says HPI began without consulting the agency.
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