Week in Review

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SCOTUS upholds EPA’s cross-state pollution regulation, USDA issues new organic food labeling guidelines, and more…

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  • Laws in New York and Chicago making e-cigarettes subject to the same regulations as tobacco came into force this week.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced notice of proposed rulemaking for fluorescent and incandescent reflector lamps aimed to cut energy costs and mitigate environmental impacts.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants permit to Texas Clean-Energy Electricity Plant to construct a natural gas fired plant that would promote clean energy and add jobs.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the EPA’s regulation on cross-state air pollution.
  • The EPA proposed a rule to use new herbicide to combat weeds affecting genetically engineered corn and soybeans.