Saturday, July 22, 2017

Soil contamination

In this photo taken Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, a crop duster sprays a field of crops just outside Headland, Alabama. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) —€” Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened ...
In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, ground-up marijuana flowers sit before potency testing at Analytical 360 in Yakima, Washington. (Kaitlyn Bernauer/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP, File)

BY GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — More than two years after Washington state launched legal marijuana sales, it’s planning to test pot for banned pesticides more regularly. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said Thursday it’s paying the Washington Department ...
This Jan. 30, 2012, file photo, shows the sign for the Exxon Mobil Torrance Refinery in Torrance, California. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not hear Exxon Mobil’s appeal of a $236 million judgment for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in New Hampshire. The court’s order Monday leaves in place a jury verdict ...
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