Organic Seed Growers and Trade Assn.
In a development celebrated by the organic plaintiffs, Judge Naomi Buchwald announced on Dec. 28 that oral arguments on Monsanto’s motion to dismiss the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto will be heard in federal district court January 31, 2012 in Manhattan. Judge Buchwald’s decision will establish if organic farmers are to see their day in court.
Posted in Biotechnology, Courts - Justice System, Economics, Environment, EPA, FDA, Genetically Engineered Food, Land Rights, Litigation, Scientific Studies, USDA
Tagged basf, bayer, genetic contamination, Judge Naomi Buchwald, monsanto, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Assn, OSGATA, OSGATA v. Monsanto, public patent foundation, pubpat, seed monopoly, syngenta, transgenic patents
Canadian oil firm sues to seize US land for Keystone XL oil headed to China
By Rady Ananda
The NYTimes reports that TransCanada, a Canadian oil company, promises to confiscate private land from South Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico, and has already filed nearly 60 lawsuits against private US citizens who refuse to allow the Keystone XL pipeline on their property, even though the controversial project has yet to receive federal approval.
“Randy Thompson, a cattle buyer in Nebraska, was informed that if he did not grant pipeline access to 80 of the 400 acres left to him by his mother along the Platte River, ‘Keystone will use eminent domain to acquire the easement.’”
Posted in CorpoGov, Courts - Justice System, Environment, Land Rights, Litigation, pollution, Water Rights
Tagged 1 v 99, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, Constitution, eminent domain abuse, enbridge, Energy, Environment, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Keystone XL, land grab, NAFTA, Obama and Company, occupy, Risking it All - Oil on our Coast, Sinopec