EPA mulls ethanol changes

March 12, 2020

In the wake of an unfavorable court ruling, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering a halt to most small refinery waivers, which exempt facilities from ethanol mandates, according to press reports. A recent 10th Circuit …

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Ag greenhouse gases remain at 9%

March 12, 2020

EPA issued a Draft U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions last month for comment. This inventory reports the estimated emissions for each major U.S sector and totals from 1990 to 2018.  Agriculture’s share of total …

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Trump issues final WOTUS rule

February 6, 2020

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced January 23 that the Trump Administration was sending the final version of Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule to the Federal Register. The newly named “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” (NaWPR) …

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EPA Seeks Nominations for Federal Advisory Committee

November 21, 2019

The US EPA announced earlier this month that it will be reconstituting its Federal Advisory Committee on agricultural issues, and is asking for nominations for committee members. The Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC) …

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Supreme Court to Address Maui Clean Water Act Dispute

November 7, 2019

The town of Lahaina in Maui has become the center of a Clean Water Act (CWA) dispute that is tremendously important to agriculture, and the case will be heard by the Supreme Court this week. …

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