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Current Issues & Media

 

September 15, 2023- https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-resolves-longstanding-litigation-protect-endangered-species-ensure-pesticides-feed

July 17, 2023- WA Integrated Pest Management Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 28, 2023- Updated heat protections for outdoor workers go into effect July 17, 2023  https://www.lni.wa.gov/news-events/article/23-13

June 19, 2023- https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/livestock/senators-from-pork-producing-states-hope-to-blunt-calif-prop-12/article_15f492ee-0ed0-11ee-a8b2-3f8610b493d4.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily-capital-press-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=read%20more

 

June 8, 2023- https://www.capitalpress.com/climate_changed/washingtons-carbon-fee-rises-trips-emergency-valve-to-hold-down-costs/article_c753bce6-056f-11ee-96b9-7b2d1efc1b28.html

 

May 25, 2023- The U.S. Supreme Court has adopted a stricter limit on which wetlands come under the law’s jurisdiction, a decision that will benefit farmers for generations.

https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors/water/supreme-court-limits-federal-power-over-wetlands-boosts-property-rights/article_f8dcf939-9056-5b12-abcc-ed6882ec68ab.html

The WA Department of L & I has received a petition and is considering adding new wildfire smoke in the workplace rules. Public hearings for this rulemaking will take place in July 2023 at various places around Washington as well as virtually.

https://www.lni.wa.gov/safety-health/safety-rules/rulemaking-stakeholder-information/wildfire-smoke#meetings-and-timeline

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