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By | July 24, 2015

Filing a Claim Related to the Highland Oil Spill

Clean-up efforts of an oil spill that released over 4,000 gallons of crude oil at the Pocahontas Pump Station, near Highland, Illinois, on July 10 are still on-going. While cleanup of the… Read More

By | June 22, 2015

Judge Rules Syngenta Corn Lawsuits to Proceed in Both Federal, State Courts

The federal corn multidistrict litigation against Syngenta over its marketing practices of genetically modified corn seed is progressing. In May, Judge John Lungstrum ordered that two of the hundreds of cases filed… Read More

By | March 2, 2015

Syngenta Case Update: How Misleading Marketing Harmed the U.S. Corn Market

Switzerland-based Syngenta, the world’s largest crop chemicals company, is currently facing over 175 lawsuits in eight states by corn farmers, exporters, grain handlers and others who have been adversely impacted by the… Read More

By | November 24, 2014

6 Grain Industry Businesses Impacted by Viptera® Corn

Sales of Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera® corn prior to approval for import by China has damaged the U.S. corn industry. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has estimated that the U.S. corn… Read More

By | November 21, 2014

4 Ways Farmers Were Negatively Affected by Viptera® Corn

Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera® and Duracade™ corn have significantly hurt American farmers. The corn has the genetically modified trait MIR 162, which was never approved by China. Syngenta continued to sell Viptera® and Duracade™, despite… Read More

By | November 3, 2014

Black Carbon Found in Pollution Tied to Obesity Hormone

New findings show that traffic pollution, a common culprit in health issues, is now linked to obesity. Black carbon, an air particle found in traffic-related air pollution, may have ties to unhealthy… Read More

By | May 21, 2014

What to Know about Coal Ash Exposure During Asthma Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and rightfully so – as many as 25.5 million Americans are living with asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The chronic condition negatively affects the… Read More

By | April 16, 2014

What to Know about Well Water Contamination This Spring

The Department of Natural Resources is warning owners of private wells to be aware of the potential for water contamination this spring. As warmer weather hits and snow melts, clean drinking water… Read More

By | March 13, 2014

National Environmental Group Files Suit Against Ameren

Sierra Club, a national environmental group, has sued the St. Louis-based utility company Ameren over “thousands of violations of federal clean air laws.” The group is asking the court to levy financial… Read More

By | February 12, 2014

Aging Ameren Power Plants in St. Louis Pose Air Pollution Risk to Residents

The St. Louis area relies on aging coal-burning power plants owned by Ameren to provide the majority of its power. These coal-burning plants generate tons of coal ash waste that put Missouri… Read More