Earth Day Is April 22nd; 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and the EPA

The EPA's website has a wealth of information about the history of Earth Day and actions you can take to protect health and the environment throughout the year. Here's some background information from that website about the creation of Earth Day and the EPA. First Earth Day in April 1970...

BP Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have announced that BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. will pay $25 million in civil penalties and...

Five Agricultural Legal Issues to Watch in 2014

What will be the hot topics in ag law for 2014? Here are some predictions for the coming year: 1. Clean Air Act Targets Farmers . Congress passed the Clean Air Act in 1970 to clean up the nation’s air. The low hanging fruit of air pollution—power plants, industrial factories, trucks and automobiles...