June 28, 2016

JD Supra June 24, 2016 by Patrick Runge, Jeffrey Wood On June 22, 2016, the President signed the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” a landmark law containing major reforms to the Toxic   Substances  Control  Act  (“TSCA”). As  noted in Balch & Bingham’s 2016 Regulatory Forecast, the Lautenberg …

June 25, 2016

Civil Beat June 22, 2016 by Patrick K. Shea If the state Legislature were willing to lead on important pesticide and genetically engineered (GE) crop issues, counties could obtain the protections they seek for their citizens and for their land without having to devote time and resources to defending thoughtful and …

June 25, 2016

Lexology June 22, 2016 by Reed Smith The reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the first major environmental law passed since 1990. President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576) into law on June 22, 2016. The bill radically amends TSCA …

June 22, 2016

Capital Press June 20, 2016 by Mateusz Perkowski If the USDA has only limited authority over biotechnology, how much power do states and counties have to restrict genetically engineered crops?This question arose from a pivotal ruling issued by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three years ago, and the appellate …

June 18, 2016

The Garden Island June 16, 2016 by Jessica Else HONOLULU— Fern Rosenstiel said Wednesday’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing has been a long time coming.That’s because the federal appellate court heard three cases dealing with pesticide labeling and GMO laws created by Hawaii, Maui and Kauai counties. “It’s been almost …