Mapping environmental justice

March 4, 2021

An old tool getting a Biden update An Obama-era EPA mapping tool called EJScreen is being updated and improved for use in support of the Biden’s Administration’s environmental justice objectives. Initially, the mapping tool helped …

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Key officials for agriculture advance, not yet confirmed

February 18, 2021

Three officials who will fill posts critical to U.S. agriculture appear virtually certain to be confirmed but have not been yet, in part because of the just-concluded impeachment trial in the senate. Former Secretary of …

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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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$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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