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TAG: Environmental Protection Agency

Federal court blocks Clean Water Rule

October 13, 2015By

A federal appeals court temporarily blocked a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulation that would bring more waterways and wetlands under federal protection, the Wall Street Journal reported. With a 2-1 rule, the Cincinnati-based Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay on the Clean Water Rule or “Waters of the United States” rule, which... read more

EPA honors Toro with WaterSense award

October 9, 2015By

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored the Toro Co. with its 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year award. Toro was recognized at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 8. “We are so appreciative of, and continually impressed by, our WaterSense partners’ dedication to making water efficiency a priority,” said Ellen Gilinsky, EPA Office of Water senior policy... read more

Industry weighs in on new Clean Water Rule

June 2, 2015By

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army published the Clean Water Rule, which the EPA says will protect drinking water for more than 117 million Americans. Released May 27, the rule aims to provide a clearer definition of the waters protected by the Clean Water Act. For example, tributaries with signs of flowing water, including streams, rivers and... read more

Killer trends: Postemergent combinations

March 12, 2015By
PHOTO: Dow AgroSciences

Combination products continue to be the future of turf herbicides. When it comes to turf herbicide product selection, lawn care applicators have noticed some changes—and it’s not just limited to lack of new active ingredients. There have been fewer products coming to the market in the past five to 10 years, says Rodney St. John, Ph.D., agronomist for Ryan Lawn... read more

2015 WaterSense award entries accepted through April 3

March 6, 2015By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications for the 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year awards through April 3. All applicants must have partnered with WaterSense prior to Jan. 1. This year, the WaterSense program opened the awards up to utilities, government entities, manufacturers, retailers, builders, nonprofit organizations and professional partners. New this year, EPA also has added a... read more

Web Extra: Top-selling nonroad diesel equipment

January 28, 2015By

As part of the story “Tier 4: What you need to know,” published in the January 2015 issue of  LM, here we shed light on the nonroad diesel equipment most heavily affected by the Tier 4 standards, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality (EPA, OTAQ). Under the Tier 4 standards, EPA groups nonroad diesel equipment... read more