Legislative & Regulatory

Rusty Patched Bumblebee to be Listed as Endangered

Rusty Patched Bumblebee to be Listed as Endangered

January 17, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it has listed the rusty patched bumblebee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Endangered species are animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct. Read More

EPA Addresses Use of Dry Ice to Control Rodents

EPA Addresses Use of Dry Ice to Control Rodents

November 30, 2016

As reported in the USA Today, EPA reached out to state agencies in Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and elsewhere in recent months to make clear that federal guidelines prohibit the use of dry ice for rat abatement because the deadly treatment is not registered with the federal agency as required. Read More

NYC Official Warns of 'Vermin Control of New York' Letter Scam

NYC Official Warns of 'Vermin Control of New York' Letter Scam

September 12, 2016

A recent scam involves a letter from the “Vermin Control of New York” being sent via U.S. mail to an unsuspecting property owner. The notice is printed on a fake NYC Health Department letterhead and claims to originate from “Rodent Control Program Assessment.” Read More

Syngenta-ChemChina Merger Clears Important Hurdle

Syngenta-ChemChina Merger Clears Important Hurdle

August 23, 2016

A U.S. national security panel has cleared ChemChina's $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta, the companies said, boosting chances that the largest foreign acquisition ever by a Chinese company will go through. Read More

Congress Recesses Without Acting on Zika Bill

Congress Recesses Without Acting on Zika Bill

July 18, 2016

After months of negotiation and national calls to action, Congress will not provide any money to fight the spread of Zika in the United States this summer. The final chance this summer to fund the White House’s February request evaporated in the form of a failed Thursday vote in the Senate. Read More