U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

EPA Says Flood Control Project Not Subject to Previous Veto

JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not object to a revised proposal for a massive flood-control project to pump water from parts of the Mississippi Delta, a regional administrator for the agency says. That’s significant because the …

EPA Approves Use of Bayer Weed Killer For Five Years

CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it will allow farmers to spray crops with weed killers based on the chemical dicamba that are sold by Bayer AG and other companies, after a U.S. appeals court blocked …

Lonza Expects Approval ‘Very Soon’ to Make Covid-Killing Claims for Disinfectant

Lonza Group AG is in the “last step” of discussions with U.S. regulators for approval to claim that its formulation is effective in killing the novel Coronavirus on surfaces, an executive at the pharmaceutical and chemical giant told Reuters. Earlier …

Bayer Bets on Science in Bid to Prevent Future Roundup Lawsuits

Seeking to forestall further claims, Bayer AG is taking a risky bet that an independent scientific review will ultimately show that its widely used weed killer Roundup does not cause cancer, legal experts said. The company on Wednesday agreed to …

South Carolina School Reopening Despite Toxic ‘Trash Mountain’ Fire

BEAUFORT, S.C. — A South Carolina elementary is reopening for the first day of school despite a smoldering, toxic fire in a 50-foot trash pile at a nearby recycling center. News outlets report Beaufort County School District decided to open …

Chevron Spills 800,000 Gallons of Oil, Water in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major …

Sources Say Top Shareholder Won’t Back Bayer Management in AGM Vote

About 30 billion euros ($34 billion) has been wiped off the pesticides and drugs firm’s market value since August, when a U.S. jury found Bayer liable because Monsanto, which it bought for $63 billion last year, had not warned of …