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NACD Meets With EPA on WOTUS

Representatives of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials last week to express concerns on behalf of member conservation districts regarding the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. Show More Summary

EPA recognizes Raley’s

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership awarded Raley’s Family of Fine Stores a GreenChill Achievement Award.

Farm Foundation to Discuss WOTUS

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes public comment on their proposed “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS regulations, Farm Foundation is offering a forum on the issue. Next Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 9 am-11 am at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Farm Foundation hosts a free forum on how... Read More

Explaining Iowa's Credit for Early Action under the Clean Power Plan

Iowa’s target under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan would reduce carbon pollution by 16% by 2030. Iowa would reduce emissions from existing power plants from 1,552 to 1,301 lbs/MWh (the amount of carbon emitted per each unit of power produced). read more

Testimony on Limiting Carbon Pollution Drawn from Rural People and Stories

By Brian Depew on September 3, 2014 - 4:07am I traveled to Denver in late July to testify at a public hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon pollution rule. The rule will rein in carbon pollution and curb climate change. Show More Summary

Clean Water Act: What Questions Do You Have?

By Steph Larsen on September 2, 2014 - 4:11pm The Environmental Protection Agency has released a rule to clarify what the law is regarding which bodies of water are subject to the Clean Water Act. This rule, sometimes called the Waters of the U.S., or “WOTUS,” has stirred up some controversy, especially among farmers and ranchers. Show More Summary

EPA Official Talks WOTUS at FPS

Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks held an informal press availability at the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday to mainly talk about the proposed Waters of the United States rule. He stressed the point that has been made by other officials that the rule exempts all normal farming practices that are currently exempt. “If you did not need... Read More

Let's Get to Work on a Strong Plan to Protect Floridians from Carbon Pollution

Over the course of our campaign to encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott to develop a strong plan for meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan standards, I have been heartened to hear about the efforts of so many in Florida to make reducing carbon pollution. read more

Now It's Official: EPA Proposes Limits on Super-Pollutant HFCs

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has now formally proposed to limit certain super-potent greenhouse gases from use in air conditioners, refrigerators, aerosols and foams in favor of safer, more climate-friendly alternatives. read more

Ditch the Rule at Missouri State Fair

Agriculture’s “Ditch the Rule” campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was highlighted at the Missouri State Fair this week. Three members of Missouri’s congressional delegation...Show More Summary

USDA Biogas Opportunities Roadmap

Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to emphasize the use of biogas in the Renewable Fuels Standard, the United States Department of Agriculture has come out with their own Biogas Opportunities Roadmap to promote biogas as a valuable form of renewable energy. read more

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

This is the first of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK In March of 2013, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency hosted a meeting of stakeholders to announce the beginning of a statewide Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Show More Summary

Emissions Reduction: Siemens to Test eHighway Concept for Heavy-Duty Trucks in California

Germany’s Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, appears to have received approval from California’s Air Resources Board, one of five units within the state Environmental Protection Agency, to built a test track and implement its eHighway concept for heavy-duty trucks. read more

New Biogas Rules in the RFS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) that improves opportunities for biogas to be utilized as a vehicular fuel. They did this by qualifying it as an advanced cellulosic biofuel. read more

AEE, Partners, Members Testify on EPA's Clean Power Plan

The United States Environmental Protection Agency held regional hearings on its draft rule for carbon emissions from the electric power system – called the Clean Power Plan – this week, and AEE, our Partners, and our members were well represented. read more

Update: FOIA requests at the EPA

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a report defending the agency’s EPA evenhandedness in handling FOIA requests from friends and foes of its policies [The Hill]. We covered the original charges here and here. Show More Summary

SARI Comment on EPA’s ANPR for 40 CFR 190

On February 4, 2014, the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) asking for interested stakeholders to review and provide comments and information about 40 CFR 190, Environmental Standards for Uranium Fuel Cycle Facilities. Show More Summary

Regulations Only a First Step in Cutting Emissions

Intensifying calls for action on climate change have led to a variety of proposed regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from specific sources of the economy, including, most recently, the environmental protection agency's rule on coal power plants. read more

Kim Kardashian App Takes Over Government Agency's Twitter Account

The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water is apparently a "C-List celebrity" in the digital world of reality television star Kim Kardashian. On Monday evening, the official EPA Water Twitter account posted a message thatShow More Summary

Farm Groups Dissatisfied with WOTUS Explanations

Despite increased efforts by Environmental Protection Agency officials to explain and defend the proposed Waters of the United States rule, farm groups continue to have concerns. The American Farm Bureau Federation this week sent Congress...Show More Summary

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