When does 3 follow 12? That’s when the Supreme Court’s decision on California’s Proposition 12 also freed the logjam on Massachusetts Question 3.

The Supreme Court last week handed down a 5-to-4 decision favoring California’s Prop 12. The majority found the voter-approved initiative does not violate the U.S. Constitution, and

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This week is going to be remembered for another definition of the Waters of the United States, commonly known as WOTUS, being struck down by a federal court.

In this case, the U.S. District Court for North Dakota has invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent rule for defining what

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Smithfield Foods is withdrawing from California by early next year, citing red tape like that from Proposition 12 and the generally high costs of doing business in the state.

Products such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs, dinner sausage, bone-In-hams, and sliced hams, will cease being produced at Smithfield’s Farmer John

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EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan says he wants a “durable definition” for the “Waters of the United States” known as WOTUS.  In November 2021, Regan floated a rulemaking process to do just that, and the public comment period ended on Feb. 7.

A couple of weeks earlier, however, the Supreme
Continue Reading Pressure builds on EPA to suspend its rulemaking until court hears water case