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EPA to Bayer, Dow, DuPont: Label Pesticides Correctly

The EPA has reached three settlements with Bayer CropScience, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Dow AgroSciences resolving the agency’s allegations that the companies or their agents distributed and sold pesticide products that lacked required labels or were missing critical information on the labels. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide … Read more »

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DuPont Pays $1.9M in Pesticide Laws Settlement

DuPont will pay an almost $1.9 million penalty to resolve allegations violations of pesticide reporting and distribution laws, according to an EPA settlement. The agency says the company failed to submit reports to the EPA about potential adverse effects of an herbicide product called Imprelis, and sold it with labeling … Read more »

Pesticide Manufacturer Fined for FIFRA Violations

A Milwaukee pesticide manufacturer has paid a $738,000 civil penalty to the EPA for advertising Rozol Prairie Dog Bait (Rozol PD) without identifying it as a “restricted use” pesticide, and for making unapproved claims about the pesticide, in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This is … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Drilling Authority, Wind Leases, $1.7M Pesticide Penalty

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court stuck down parts of a law that removed some of municipalities’ authority to dictate where natural gas drilling can occur. The rules had yet to go into effect, the New York Times reports. The Department of the Interior has proposed to auction for commercial wind energy development, via … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Mercedes Ban, Agriculture GHGs, Family Dollar

The Department of Agriculture is seeking comment on its proposed methods for quantifying entity-scale greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the agriculture and forestry sectors. The USDA expects that landowners will use the methods to improve management practices and identify actions to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Farmers, ranchers, and … Read more »

Walmart Pleads Guilty in Hazardous Waste Case

Walmart agreed to pay about $82 million yesterday after pleading guilty to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous waste at its retail stores across the US. The company also pleaded guilty yesterday to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act … Read more »