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July 31st, 2023
Oregon Governor Signs First Reform of Industrial Factory Farm Regulation in Decades
Oregon Governor Signs First Reform of Industrial Factory Farm Regulation in Decades
Salem, OR — Today, after years of advocacy by the Stand Up to Factory Farms (SUFF) coalition to encourage state legislators to protect Oregon's environment and communities from the threat of factory f
July 17th, 2023
EPA Withdraws Decision on Toxic Fungicide Difenoconazole
EPA Withdraws Decision on Toxic Fungicide Difenoconazole
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Following legal pressure from Center for Food Safety (CFS) and courts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn its interim approval of difenoconazole, a potent
July 12th, 2023
Waialua Egg Farm Poses Environmental Risk from Manure Mismanagement
Waialua Egg Farm Poses Environmental Risk from Manure Mismanagement
Waialua, North Shore of O'ahu - An inspection conducted by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) revealed concerns regarding Waialua Fresh Egg Farm's operations and its failure to adequately address i
July 6th, 2023
Congressional Bill Would Curtail State Health and Environmental Protections
Congressional Bill Would Curtail State Health and Environmental Protections
SAN FRANCISCO–Center for Food Safety today blasted congressional legislation aimed at preventing states from enacting stronger-than-federal protections against pesticides that threaten environmental a
June 22nd, 2023
Oregon Legislature Passes Legislation Addressing Harms from Mega-Dairies
Oregon Legislature Passes Legislation Addressing Harms from Mega-Dairies
Salem, OR - Yesterday the Oregon Legislature passed SB 85, a bill to reform the regulation of factory farms and temporarily close an exemption allowing use of drinking water for livestock without a pe
June 12th, 2023
Washington State Dairies Agree to Clean Up Groundwater in Response to Lawsuit
Washington State Dairies Agree to Clean Up Groundwater in Response to Lawsuit
YAKIMA, WA — In a court settlement filed Friday, DBD Washington, LLC and SMD, LLC, two factory farm dairies in Yakima Valley, WA owned by Austin Jack DeCoster, agree to clean up and limit water pollut
June 7th, 2023
EPA Failed to Protect Against Toxic Enlist Herbicides, Lawsuit Alleges
EPA Failed to Protect Against Toxic Enlist Herbicides, Lawsuit Alleges
Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS), Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA), and Alianza Nacional De Campesinas, Inc. (Alianza) sued the Environmental Protection Agency (E
June 1st, 2023
Groups Sue EPA Over Failure to Regulate Insecticide-Coated Seeds
Groups Sue EPA Over Failure to Regulate Insecticide-Coated Seeds
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to close a regulatory loophole
May 25th, 2023
Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Wetland Protections under Clean Water Act
Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Wetland Protections under Clean Water Act
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Sackett v. EPA that drastically limits the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to protect wetlands under the Cl
May 12th, 2023
Genetically Engineered Mosquito Experiment in California's Central Valley Halted
Genetically Engineered Mosquito Experiment in California's Central Valley Halted
Sacramento, CA—In a victory for environmentalists, scientists and vulnerable agricultural communities across California, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced yesterday the
May 11th, 2023
Center for Food Safety Applauds Supreme Court's Decision in Important Animal Welfare and Public Health Case
Center for Food Safety Applauds Supreme Court's Decision in Important Animal Welfare and Public Health Case
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, in a win for animal rights and public health advocates, the Supreme Court sided with California in upholding the state's Proposition 12. The state Proposition prohibits the sal
May 5th, 2023
EPA Confirms Bee-Killing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Threaten Extinction for More than 200 Endangered Species
EPA Confirms Bee-Killing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Threaten Extinction for More than 200 Endangered Species
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three of the most widely-used neonicotinoid insecticides are putting more than 200 endangered species at risk of extinction, according to a new analysis issued by the Environmental Pr
April 26th, 2023
Shellfish Harvesters and Conservationists Challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Refusal to Oversee Industrial Shellfish Dredging in Long Island Refuge
Shellfish Harvesters and Conservationists Challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Refusal to Oversee Industrial Shellfish Dredging in Long Island Refuge
Brooklyn, New York – The North Oyster Bay Baymen's Association and the Center for Food Safety, represented by Earthjustice, today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the U.S.
April 13th, 2023
Farmers, Conservationists Ask Court to Strike Down Crop-Damaging Dicamba Pesticide
Farmers, Conservationists Ask Court to Strike Down Crop-Damaging Dicamba Pesticide
TUCSON, Ariz.— Four public-interest organizations representing farmers and conservationists filed arguments seeking to have a federal court again strike down the Environmental Protection Agency's cont
April 4th, 2023
EPA Agrees To Address Factory Farm Water Pollution Petition This Summer
EPA Agrees To Address Factory Farm Water Pollution Petition This Summer
Yesterday, Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, and nine other organizations reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a lawsuit against the agency's unreasonable de
March 30th, 2023
EPA: Sulfoxaflor Insecticide Likely Puts 63 Endangered Species in Jeopardy of Extinction
EPA: Sulfoxaflor Insecticide Likely Puts 63 Endangered Species in Jeopardy of Extinction
WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency released a final biological evaluation today showing that a single chemical, the bee-killing insecticide sulfoxaflor, is likely putting 4% of all endang