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Bayer faces fourth U.S. Roundup cancer trial in Monsanto's hometown

Bayer AG is set to face a fourth U.S. jury trial over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, with four cancer patients in the hometown of its agricultural subsidiary Monsanto scheduled to begin making their case on Friday.

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California eyeing lower standard for perchlorate in drinking water

California plans to halve the level at which water suppliers must test for perchlorate in drinking water.
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CDC to investigate whether Sauget incinerator is poisoning air with heavy metal emissions

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry plans to determine if the Sauget incinerator is causing heavy metal poisoning.

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EPA still plans to introduce PFAS limits for drinking water by year-end

Federal officials said during a visit to Michigan today that they are on track to meet a year-end deadline to propose regulatory standards for PFAS in drinking water.

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What the political history of tobacco in the US means for e-cigarettes

The history of regulatory fights over tobacco products goes back to the earliest days of the U.S.
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In Roundup case, US judge cuts $2 billion verdict against Bayer to $86 million

A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer to $86.7 million.

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US judge slashes Roundup jury award to $25.3 million; Bayer still plans to appeal

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said evidence against the former Monsanto Co, which Bayer bought last year, supported the $5.27 million in compensatory damages that a jury awarded Edwin Hardeman. He also said the jury acted reasonably in awarding punitive damages.

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Bayer asks trial judge to reverse $2 billion Roundup jury verdict

Bayer AG has asked a California judge to overrule a $2 billion verdict by jurors.

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Los Angeles County sues Bayer's Monsanto over PCB contamination

Los Angeles County sued Monsanto Co on Thursday, seeking to force the unit of Germany's Bayer AG to help pay for reducing PCB contamination in dozens of bodies of water.

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15-minute approvals: Alberta plans to automate licences for new oil and gas drilling

As Alberta's new government pledges a 'rapid acceleration of new wells,' the province's energy regulator is moving ahead with plans that mean the vast majority of new wells will be approved by a computer in a matter of minutes

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MAGA: Making asbestos great again?

Government regulators seemed poised to ban it for good. Then President Trump got elected.
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States aren’t waiting for the Trump Administration on environmental protections

A patchwork of policies on water pollution, pesticides and oil and gas drilling have emerged across the United States.
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DEEP’s environment inspections plummet in Connecticut

The state's pollution watchdog is inspecting fewer factories and leaking fuel tanks at gas stations and marinas in the wake of steep budget cuts.

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Missouri regulators open door for utilities to invest in vehicle charging

The Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday issued a ruling allowing Missouri’s largest utility to spend $4.4 million to develop charging stations along highways in and around St. Louis.
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