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The Circuit Court of Montgomery Country, MD has permanently enjoined enforcement of portions of a Montgomery County Ordinance called the “Healthy Lawns Act” that banned “cosmetic” uses of pesticides on private property.
The Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, has issued an important decision clarifying the rights of an animal owner to regain custody of the owner’s animals after they have been removed by the Humane Society due to prior mistreatment. Daniel Rohrer v. Humane Society of Washington County (June 27, 2017).
On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill to amend and modernize the 40-year old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” is the culmination of many years of effort to revamp the outdated chemical safety law.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently assessed a record $15.45 million civil penalty in a settlement with Gree Electronic Appliances Inc. and two affiliates to resolve numerous alleged violations of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
EPA recently defended its decision not to mandate the disclosure of pesticide inert ingredients that are known to be toxic or hazardous to human health in a pleading filed in a closely-watched case in federal district court in California. This lawsuit was initiated last year by several environmental groups seeking to require EPA to promulgate a rule mandating the disclosure of hazardous inert ingredients on pesticide labels.