Congress Considers Pandemic Risks of Live Animal Markets
Public Citizen Seeks Records on Coronavirus Impacts at Meatpacking Plants
Public Citizen has filed suit against the Department of Labor, alleging that the agency has not responded to its May request for records related to the agency’s response to the coronavirus at meatpacking plants under the Freedom of Information Act.
Groups Challenge EPA Enforcement Suspension Under ESA
The Center for Biological Diversity, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Riverkeeper have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that the agency’s temporary suspension of enforcement during the coronavirus crisis violated Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act because the agency failed to properly consult the Services with regard to the impacts of the action on endangered and threatened wildlife.
PCRM Challenges USDA’s Denial of COVID-19 Testing Petition
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has filed suit against the United States Department of Agriculture, challenging the agency’s denial of the organization’s petition requesting testing of COVID-19 at meat and poultry slaughterhouses and the agency’s failure to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests.
New York Attorney General Sues Egg Supplier Over Price Gouging
The New York Attorney General has filed suit against Hillandale Farms, alleging that the company illegally schemed to profit off the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meatpacking Facility Worker Files Suit Against Central Valley Meat Company
An employee of Central Valley Meat Company has filed a proposed class action against the company, alleging it allowed multiple employees to return to work after testing positive for COVID-19.
Meatpacking Plant Workers File Suit Against OSHA Seeking COVID-19 Protections
A group of meatpacking plant workers have filed suit against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, seeking to compel the agency to force their employer to implement COVID-19 protections.