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April 6th, 2021
Climate, Environmental Justice Groups Call for Biden EPA to Hold Industrial Dairy and Hog Operations Accountable and to Reject Big Ag Technology
Climate, Environmental Justice Groups Call for Biden EPA to Hold Industrial Dairy and Hog Operations Accountable and to Reject Big Ag Technology
Today, environmental justice, rural community and environmental groups across the U.S. filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, calling for the Biden EPA to regulate industrial dairy and hog operations and hold them accountable for their.
March 22nd, 2021
Court Rules USDA Authorized to Certify Soil-less Hydroponic Operations as Organic
Court Rules USDA Authorized to Certify Soil-less Hydroponic Operations as Organic
SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, the United States District Court for the Northern District issued a ruling in Center for Food Safety's (CFS) lawsuit challenging U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to allow soil-less hydroponic operations to be .
March 17th, 2021
Call to Restore Ban on Farming Risks in Wildlife Refuges
Call to Restore Ban on Farming Risks in Wildlife Refuges
  WASHINGTON—Neither genetically modified (GM) crops nor powerful neonicotinoid insecticides have a place in any National Wildlife Refuge, according to a letter from 19 conservation organizations to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) . The coalit.
February 25th, 2021
Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population Falls Again
Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population Falls Again
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The yearly count of Monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico, released today ( see table below ), continues to show a dramatic decline of the imperiled species. Today's count of 2.10 hectares (5.2 acres) of occupied winter habitat is d.
February 19th, 2021
Pilot Swine Slaughter Plants with 'Self-Inspection' Rules Have Almost Twice as Many Violations for Carcass Fecal and Digestive Matter
Pilot Swine Slaughter Plants with 'Self-Inspection' Rules Have Almost Twice as Many Violations for Carcass Fecal and Digestive Matter
Washington D.C.—New data released today show that in the years leading up to the Trump administration's approval of new inspection rules for swine slaughter plants, those establishments that piloted the system—which relies on company employees conductin.
February 16th, 2021
Opening Brief Filed in Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Expansion of Bee-killing Insecticide Sulfoxaflor
Opening Brief Filed in Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Expansion of Bee-killing Insecticide Sulfoxaflor
SAN FRANCISCO—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity filed the opening brief in their lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of the pollinator-killing insecticide sulfoxaflor.  The .
February 11th, 2021
Court of Appeals Backs Environmentalists: Federal Greenlight of Industrial Shellfish Aquaculture Unlawful
Court of Appeals Backs Environmentalists: Federal Greenlight of Industrial Shellfish Aquaculture Unlawful
(Seattle, WA) -- Today, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Center for Food Safety's (CFS) and Coalition to Protect Puget Sound's (CPPSH) victory in their lawsuits seeking to revoke the Clean Water Act general permit used to authorize th.
February 8th, 2021
Lawsuit Launched Over Army Corps' Failure to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Nationwide Permit Program
Lawsuit Launched Over Army Corps' Failure to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Nationwide Permit Program
PORTLAND, Ore.— Center for Food Safety, the Center for Biological Diversity, Waterkeeper Alliance, and allies issued a formal notice today of their intent to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to ensure that Nationwide Permits reissued during t.
February 8th, 2021
Conservationists and California Fish and Game Commission Pursue Appeal to Ensure Legal Protections for Imperiled Bumble Bees
Conservationists and California Fish and Game Commission Pursue Appeal to Ensure Legal Protections for Imperiled Bumble Bees
( Sacramento, Calif. ) -- Today, Center for Food Safety, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Xerces Society, represented by Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, announced they are appealing a November 2020 decision by the Sacramento County Superior Court that deter.
February 5th, 2021
Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Dirty Swine Slaughter Rules Allowed to Proceed in Federal Court
Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Dirty Swine Slaughter Rules Allowed to Proceed in Federal Court
Washington D.C.—In a ruling yesterday, a federal court allowed a lawsuit contesting the Trump administration's rollback of food safety rules in swine slaughter plants to proceed. The court denied the government's motion to dismiss the case, saying .
February 1st, 2021
Public Oral Argument in Industry Appeal of Federal Court Nullification of Unlawful Shellfish Aquaculture Permit in Washington
Public Oral Argument in Industry Appeal of Federal Court Nullification of Unlawful Shellfish Aquaculture Permit in Washington
(Seattle, WA) -- Tomorrow, on February 2nd, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in Center for Food Safety's (CFS) ongoing lawsuit challenging the Clean Water Act general permit used to authorize the vast majority of shellfish a.
January 29th, 2021
Lawsuit Challenging FDA Approval of Novel Genetically Engineered Color Additive That Makes Impossible Burger "Bleed" Moves Forward
Lawsuit Challenging FDA Approval of Novel Genetically Engineered Color Additive That Makes Impossible Burger
(Washington, D.C.) -- Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a legal brief in its challenge to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 2019 approval of soy leghemoglobin ("heme"), a color additive used to make Impossible Foods&#.
January 26th, 2021
Coalition Calls for Urgent Action On Livestock Antibiotic Overuse
Coalition Calls for Urgent Action On Livestock Antibiotic Overuse
( Washington, D.C. ) The Antibiotics Off The Menu (AOTM) coalition has released a statement calling for the Biden Administration to address the ongoing global threat of antibiotic resistance at the federal level, and for the restaurant industry to continue tak.
January 21st, 2021
Trump EPA Approves Use of Medically Important Antibiotic and Banned Pesticide to Address Citrus Greening Disease
Trump EPA Approves Use of Medically Important Antibiotic and Banned Pesticide to Address Citrus Greening Disease
( Washington, D.C. ) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of a previously banned pesticide, aldicarb, and a medically important antibiotic, streptomycin, to address bacterial citrus greening disease, a major threat to Florida's c.
January 19th, 2021
Media Advisory: Public Oral Argument in Lawsuit Challenging Labeling of Hydroponically-Grown Foods as Organic
Media Advisory: Public Oral Argument in Lawsuit Challenging Labeling of Hydroponically-Grown Foods as Organic
( San Francisco, Calif. ) On Thursday, January 21st, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California will hear arguments in Center for Food Safety's (CFS) ongoing lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) .
January 12th, 2021
Federal Court Rejects Bid by EPA, Pesticide Industry to Keep Bee-Killing Pesticide Sulfoxaflor on Market Despite Known Risks to Endangered Species
Federal Court Rejects Bid by EPA, Pesticide Industry to Keep Bee-Killing Pesticide Sulfoxaflor on Market Despite Known Risks to Endangered Species
(San Francisco, Calif.) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today rejected the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) request to allow farmers to continue using the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor while the agency assessed the pesticide&#.