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TAG: Endangered Species Act

Throwback Thursday: April 1993

April 10, 2014By

The government is working against lawns. In fact, it’s assaulting them, Gregg Robertson wrote in a recent government affairs column for Landscape Management. Las Vegas has banned lawns in new developments and is offering cash to residents who tear out their lawns, he reports, and adds Los Angeles has dished out $1.4 million in rebates to homeowners who’ve replaced their... read more

Bound by restrictions

May 6, 2013By

The industry addresses fertilizer and pesticide regulations at the local, state and national levels. Location, location, location. The oft-cited phrase used to justify the price and salability of any home is equally good at describing the state of fertilizer and pesticide regulations across the country. In some places, New Jersey for example, the rules are relatively set and contractors are... read more

Judge dismisses ESA “megasuit”

April 24, 2013By

The lawsuit, Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America v. Environmental Protection Agency, otherwise known as “the megasuit,” has been dismissed, the Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) reports. Judge Spero of the U.S. District Court Northern District of California granted the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motions to dismiss. Hi decision mirrored the RISE-CropLife America... read more

ESA at play

April 24, 2013By

RISE serves up the latest on the Endangered Species Act and its impact on you. At the Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) breakfast meeting at this year’s Golf Industry Show on Feb. 6 in San Diego, federal legislative and regulatory issues took the spotlight. In his introduction, Steve Gullickson, RISE governing board chairman, said in 2013 the organization... read more