St Kilda mangrove clean-up could cost ‘tens of millions’ if no action is taken, warns senator

An aerial view of mangroves showing a lot of dead vegetation

A South Australian senator has warned taxpayers could end up footing the bill to fix an environmental disaster in the mangroves of St Kilda, north Adelaide. Key points: Mangroves near St Kilda have been dying since late 2020 due to hypersaline water Senator Rex Patrick fears taxpayers will foot the bill for a future cleanup … Read more

EPA Rules on Enlist System Herbicides, Endangered Species Act, and Pesticide Processes

EPA Rules on Enlist System Herbicides, Endangered Species Act, and Pesticide Processes

There has been a flurry of regulatory developments on agricultural chemicals this week. They include a Jan. 11 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to register Enlist and Enlist Duo herbicides for seven-year registrations for excessive use on pest-tolerant soybeans, corn, and cotton. herbicides. Five-year registrations for 2,4-D choline herbicides were due to expire … Read more

Former EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler

Former EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees on Friday urged the Virginia Senate to oppose the nomination of former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the cabinet of the GOP Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin. Youngkin announced last week that he had chosen Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who led the EPA during … Read more