J. R. Pegg
He specializes in US policy, legislation and litigation related to pesticides and GM crops.
J.R. has been a journalist for 20 years, having previously covered environmental issues, chemical policy, and the television industry.
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Latest From J. R. Pegg
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler faced sharp criticism on Wednesday (Jan. 16) from Democrats upset with his policies and with the decision by Republicans to proceed with his confirmation hearing while much of EPA is closed due to the partial government shutdown.
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday touted the benefits of the administration's plan to redefine the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), telling members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that the proposed rule would provide the "regulatory certainty" needed by stakeholders without undermining environmental protections.
Mott's is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its "natural" claims are misleading, arguing the class action is baseless and preempted by federal law.
Environmentalists are pressuring Senate Republican leaders to postpone a confirmation hearing for acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler until the partial government shutdown has been resolved.
A federal judge has opted to continue a stay on a lawsuit that alleges the presence of a widely-used food thickener and stabilizer in Annie's Homegrown's salad dressing products undermines the company's "natural" claims.