California’s environmental protection agency says it will ban an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in kids
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's environmental protection agency says it will ban an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in kids.
Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes a day after New York
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that...
EPA administrator says he will not make Alaska mine decision
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says a decision on an application for an Alaska mine will not be his to make, a report said.
Schumer wants Boeing off FAA committee amid investigations
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two...
The Latest: Governor says Colorado must make drilling safer
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Colorado Supreme Court ruling on oil and gas rules (all times local):
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says lawmakers and regulators need to make oil and gas drilling safer after the state Supreme Court ruled that regulators can't make public health and the environment their top priority.
Watchdog looks to rescind crucial part of payday loan rules
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will revisit a crucial part of its year-old payday lending industry regulations, the agency announced Friday, a move that will likely make it more difficult for the bureau to protect consumers from potential abuses, if changed.
New Mexico candidates clash on issues, never smoked pot
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates for governor of New Mexico drew sharp distinctions Wednesday about approaches to the statewide minimum wage, funding for public education and oil industry regulation — but they acknowledged one similarity: Neither has ever smoked pot.
Oklahoma investors await marijuana industry regulations
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma residents looking to invest in the state's upcoming medical marijuana industry are anxiously awaiting the passage of business regulations.
Alaska police chief: War on weed a ‘waste of time’
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The police chief recently named to the board that regulates Alaska's legal marijuana industry said the fight that has long been waged against pot in this country has been a "waste of time" and a waste of law enforcement resources.
Jeff Ankerfelt, who is police chief in the southeast Alaska city of Sitka, told The Associated Press on Friday that he wants to contribute to the successful implementation of well thought-out industry regulations.
Facing Criticism, Mass. to Stagger Pot Law Rollout
By Colin A. Young
State House News Service
BOSTON -- Home delivery of marijuana and social consumption of marijuana products will not be part of the legal marijuana industry when it launches in Massachusetts this summer.
Wisconsin agency settles suit over dairy industry regulation
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin environmental officials have agreed to settle a dairy industry lawsuit alleging the agency is over-regulating large livestock farms.
The Dairy Business Association filed the lawsuit in Green Bay in July. It alleged the state Department of Natural Resources has stopped allowing concentrated animal feeding operations to pass runoff through vegetation patches to filter pollution without going through the administrative rule-making process.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that timeshare owners are now able to sue developers for violations of industry regulations.
The Island Packet reports (http://bit.ly/2qvJrRs ) the unanimous decision on Wednesday will allow the estimated 100 lawsuits filed against two Hilton Head Island timeshare companies to go forward.
Pot Legalization Would Take Until 2019 to Implement, Official Says
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