Biden Nominates Michael Regan as EPA Administrator

January 21, 2021

President Joe Biden has nominated Michael Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is currently the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC-DEQ). Regan’s confirmation hearing has …

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Climate change will be a top initiative in 2021

November 19, 2020

The “Climate Change” policy field has suddenly become very crowded and very visible, and agriculture is actively contributing to the discussions. President-Elect Biden made climate change efforts a major pillar of his campaign and promised …

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$2.8 Million Fine Levied Against Horse Racing Facility

October 8, 2020

EPA reached an agreement this week with the owners of a New Orleans horse racing facility to settle claims that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) by discharging animal wastes and process wastewater into …

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EPA agriculture advisory committee

September 24, 2020

EPA recently reestablished the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC), a federal advisory body that provides counsel and advice to the EPA Administrator on agricultural and rural matters. The FRRCC has 30 members from …

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Ag groups seek to intervene in EPCRA challenge

September 10, 2020

Several agriculture groups, including the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association on behalf of itself and the other poultry associations, including UEP, filed a motion to be able to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rule …

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