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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Labeling For Genetically Engineered Foods
Unlike Roberts's original bill, he and Stabenow's version would mandate the labeling of food with genetically engineered ingredients.
United States
13 Jul 2016
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USDA Increases Cane Sugar Imports To Meet Demand For Non-GE Products
On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is allowing an additional 200,000 short tons of cane sugar imports to meet food manufacturers' increasing demand for non-genetically modified sugar products.
United States
26 May 2016
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Big Win For Anti-GMO Groups As Federal Judge Upholds Jackson County GMO Ban
According to the Judge, while the state's "right to farm" law prohibits ordinances and lawsuits that treat a common farming practice as a trespass or nuisance, it does not protect activities that harm commercial agriculture.
United States
3 Jun 2015
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From Dusk To Dawn: Battle Looming Over USDA Changes To Sunset Provision Of Organic Rules
The USDA is facing a lawsuit in federal court stemming from its decision to unilaterally alter the process for exempting synthetic and non-organic substances used in producing organic food.
United States
21 Apr 2015
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And The Beat Goes On: NY State Assembly To Vote On GMO Labeling Law
The next stop for this bill will be the New York State Assembly. Stay tuned to this space to see if New York joins Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont in passing a GMO-labeling law.
United States
6 Mar 2015
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U.S. Department Of Agriculture Announces Funding Through Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA will begin accepting applications for $12.5 million in matching payments under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
United States
16 Jun 2014
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Seeks Amicus Briefs On Pivotal Dover Amendment Case
The "Dover Amendment" is under examination, and parties affected by that statute—including educational and religious institutions, contractors and developers, and local zoning boards—have been invited to help the Court interpret its scope.
United States
27 Jul 2011
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Housing Advisory: Decision Clarifies That Chapter 40B Projects Can Be Built On The Underutilized Portion Of A Previously Developed Site
In the past several years, state housing agencies and regional and municipal planners have been encouraging “smarter growth” in Massachusetts, including the construction of new housing in developed areas close to existing infrastructure and services.
United States
20 Aug 2009
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Housing Advisory: DHCD Denies Town Planned Production "Safe Harbor" Under New 40B Regulations
In a ruling significant because it applies a brand new regulatory procedure, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has ruled that the Town of Wareham is not entitled to deny or condition a developer’s comprehensive permit under the Planned Production “safe harbor.”
United States
15 Oct 2008
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Housing Advisory: Supreme Judicial Court Issues Two Decisions About When Towns Can Litigate Their Compliance With Chapter 40B´s Thresholds
On May 27, 2008, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued two decisions, both involving a town's desire to receive a ruling from the courts as to whether the town had met Chapter 40B's statutory threshold of 10% of overall municipal housing stock qualifying as subsidized housing.
United States
16 Jun 2008
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Housing Advisory: SJC Issues Two Decisions Concerning When To Count To 10% Under Chapter 40B
Chapter 40B says that once a municipality is deemed by the Department of Housing and Community Development to have 10% or more of its overall housing stock comprised of "countable" subsidized housing, the city or town may then deny a new comprehensive permit application without fearing a developer appeal.
United States
7 May 2008
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Housing Alert: SJC Holds That Easement Over Municipal Land Is Not Authorized Under Chapter 40B
In the March 31, 2008 decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court entitled Zoning Board of Appeals of Groton v. Housing Appeals Committee, 451 Mass. 35 (2008), the state’s highest court held that Massachusetts’ affordable housing statute, Chapter 40B, does not authorize the state Housing Appeals Committee, or local zoning boards of appeals, to order a city or town to convey an easement of municipally owned land to a subsidized housing developer.
United States
28 Apr 2008
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EPA’s and ASTM’s New Environmental Due Diligence Standards
On November 1, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its long-awaited final "All Appropriate Inquiry" (AAI) Rule that must be followed by persons receiving federal Brownfield grants and any property buyer seeking eligibility for defenses against federal superfund [Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)] liability as an "innocent landowner", "contiguous property owner" or "
United States
 
13 Dec 2005
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