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USDA Issues Legal Opinion on Hemp

On May 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a legal opinion resolving significant ambiguities about the legality of hemp following the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (more commonly known as the 2018 Farm...

California Court Finds Tribe Lacks Standing to Quantify Reserved Water Right
OSHA Announces Lockout/Tagout and Standards Improvement Project Developments
Seventh Circuit Underscores Importance of “Scientifically Reliable” Expert Opinion in Complex Environmental Insurance Coverage Cases
The Supreme Court Decides the United States Cannot Have Title to Running Waters
FDA to Hold Public Hearing May 31 Regarding Cannabis
New York Makes It Easier to Identify Potential Environmental Justice Communities
Washington State Passes Climate Bill to Restrict Certain Uses of HFCs
California Department of Toxic Substances Control Proposes Regulation Classifying Discarded Solar Panels as Universal Waste
Seeing Smoke Ahead: Cal/OSHA Proposes Emergency Regulation to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke Exposure
Vermont Governor Signs Law Setting Strict PFAS Limits
Basel Convention Recasts the Circular Economy for Plastics
Water From a Glacier Reaches the Ocean Eventually: Final Decree Issued in the Yakima Water Adjudication after 42 Years
Washington State Enacts Sweeping Law to Regulate PFAS and Other Chemicals in Consumer Products and Packaging
DOJ Releases Updated Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs
Vermont Legislature Passes Bill That Would Impose Strict PFAS Limits
EPA Publishes Draft Screening and Remediation Recommendations for Groundwater Contaminated with PFOA and PFOS
Executive Orders Aim to Streamline Energy Infrastructure Projects 
Hemp Transporters are Still Dodging Potholes Despite the Farm Bill
Massachusetts Proposes Cleanup Standards for PFAS
Despite Sophisticated Acquisition Contract, Allocation of CERCLA Liability Unclear
FWS Takes a Mulligan on Greater Sage-Grouse Listing
The Latest on HFCs: DC Circuit Strikes Another SNAP Rule and Other Recent Developments
EPA Proposal to Modernize the RCRA Ignitability Characteristic May Cause More Wastes to be Classified as Hazardous
Cannabis Business CEQA Exemption Expires on July 1: Will You Have a Permit or License to Conduct Business?
EPA Announces Plan to Classify Wood-Based Power as Carbon Neutral
As Mobile Source Enforcement Revs Up, Does UPHE v. Diesel Power Gear Presage a Wave of Citizen Suits?
Too Much to “Bare”: US Supreme Court Rejects Bare Metal Defense Under Federal Maritime Law
First 40 Candidate Chemicals for Prioritization Under TSCA Announced
EPA Issues First TSCA Section 6 Final Rule in Thirty Years