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TAG: Aaron Hobbs

Hobbs announces resignation from RISE

June 11, 2019By

Aaron Hobbs, who has served as president of Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) for the last 10 years, announced his resignation. Hobbs served as president of the organization since 2010 and during that time, created a strategic plan that guided the organization’s tactical investments for the past five years. “Aaron helped lead the RISE team’s development of DebugtheMyth’s... read more

Montgomery County, Md., pesticide ban struck down

August 3, 2017By

The Montgomery County, Md., Circuit Court struck down the county’s ban on lawn and garden pesticide use on private property, deeming it unlawful and preempted by Maryland law. Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) said it is pleased with the court’s decision. “We are gratified that the court agreed that the county’s ban on the use of State- and... read more

‘Change’ is the operative word at RISE Industry Issues Breakfast

February 13, 2017By

“Where should we begin today?” Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) President Aaron Hobbs asked a crowd of members and golf course superintendents attending the organization’s annual Industry Issues Breakfast Feb. 8 at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in Orlando. “We did have an election. How about we start there,” said Hobbs, after a lengthy pause. “How will the... read more

RISE presents pollinator petition to White House Council

April 20, 2015By

On April 20, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) delivered its pollinator petition to the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The petition, which was signed by nearly 600 citizens across the U.S., urges President Obama to protect pollinators by creating more habitat and forage areas. “Our petition shows President Obama that citizens want a balanced and substantive conversation... read more

RISE issues statement on IARC’s glyphosate rating

March 24, 2015By

Washington, D.C.-based Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) issued a statement about the glyphosate rating by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). RISE is the national association representing the manufacturers, formulators, distributors and others involved with pesticide and fertilizer products. Glyphosate–an active ingredient in many herbicides including Roundup from Monsanto, the original registrant–was reviewed by IARC and... read more

EPA extends ‘Waters of the U.S.’ public comment to Nov. 14

October 8, 2014By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the public comment period on “Waters of the U.S.,” a proposed regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA), until Nov. 14. This marks the second time the EPA has extended the comment period, with it originally set to end July 21 but being extended Oct. 20. During the extended public comment time, the... read more