Emily Ashcraft

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Kansas Airport, School, and City Ask U.S. to Fund Cleanup at Former Air Force Base

On Thursday, the city of Salina, Kansas, Salina Airport Authority, a school district, and Kansas State University (KSU) filed a complaint in the District of Kansas against the United States of America, alleging that hazardous...

Settlement Reached in Smithfield Hog Farm Nuisance Suits From Neighbors

On Thursday, Smithfield Foods Inc. announced the settlement of nuisance lawsuits brought by hundreds of people living near its hog farms in North Carolina. The settlement came directly after the Fourth Circuit issued a divided...

Mass. Accuses Scrap Metal Facility of Releasing Lead Into Stormwater

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts filed an environmental lawsuit in the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday alleging that Kane Scrap Iron & Metal, Inc., a business located in Chicopee, Mass. was releasing lead and pollutants from...

Tyson Suspends Managers Pending Investigation of COVID-19 Betting Claims

In a press release on Thursday, Dean Banks, President and CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc. announced that the company has suspended individuals who were accused of placing monetary bets on how many employees at the...

Deadlines Set in “Challenge to Form” of Miss. Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

The Mississippi Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it will consider whether the ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana, which was approved by almost 74 percent of Mississippi voters, is valid. The challenge claimed that...

Controversial NEPA Rule Chops Forest Protections, Saves Forest Service Resources

A new rule from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expands and revises "categorical exclusions," designations that remove the need for an environmental assessment for certain activities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)....