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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: 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 »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Power Plant Rules, Enviro Regulator ‘Forced Out’

The EPA plans to force utilities to limit emissions of hazardous pollutants during power plant shut-down, start-up and malfunctioning. Environmental groups are pressuring the agency to finalize the rule, which is due by September 26, the Hill reports. The Government Accountability Office has agreed to three Republican lawmakers’ request that … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Scotts Miracle-Gro, Shell Drilling, Solyndra, APEC Summit

Pesticides producer Scotts Miracle-Gro was ordered to pay a $12.5 million in fines, penalties and project costs and perform community service violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Scotts will pay a $4 million fine for eleven criminal violations, and will pay over $6 million in penalties and … Read more »