EcoPerspectives Blog

Elk River Spill Aftermath: Do We Need New Regulations and From Whom?

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Summary:  The Freedom Industries chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia exposed holes in state and federal regulations for chemical storage tanks. A new Senate bill – S. 1961 – seeks to close existing loopholes and provide additional federal oversight where current state laws do not apply. The bill may prevent something like the Elk River… Read more »

First Aid for Agencies: Accountability in USDA’s Wildlife Services Program is a Century Overdue

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Summary:  The Center for Biological Diversity recently filed a rulemaking petition with US Department of Agriculture about the agency’s rogue animal “control” program. The petition exposes and seeks a remedy for the agency’s diseased conduct, which includes numerous federal statute violations and animal cruelty. It also “pads” the Administrative Record, readying the Center to petition… Read more »