WOTUS still in play

October 21, 2021

On October 13, U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to hold a series of WOTUS  roundtables, two in each of five regions across the country. The roundtables will be held in …

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Two CWA decisions; more potential problems for CAFOs

September 23, 2021

Two recent decisions, one by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the other by EPA, highlight how the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) regulatory measures for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are subject to changes. These …

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EPA Releases Layer Air Emissions Factors “Draft” Report

August 26, 2021

EPA published “Development of Emissions Estimating Methodologies for Egg-laying Houses and Manure Sheds,” and a “Fact Sheet” with background information. The data EPA used for this report was collected between 2007 and 2010 under the National …

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Rockefeller report cites “True Cost of Food”

July 22, 2021

A new report from the Rockefeller Foundation says that the “true cost” of food in the United States is at least three times what consumers now spend. The report claims that on top of $1.1 …

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A new WOTUS rule in the works; is it déjà vu?

June 17, 2021

The Biden Administration announced last week that EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers is seeking a South Carolina federal district court’s approval to withdraw the ‘waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule created in …

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