Senate EPW hearing, EPA budget

May 6, 2021

On April 28, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing to discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) discretionary funding request for Fiscal Year 2022. The discussion primarily focused on …

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Climate, carbon credits and layers; bad and good news

May 6, 2021

Many egg producers hearing talk about farmers being paid big money for carbon credits want to find a way to sell emissions reductions in these markets. Carbon credits are generated by reducing or mitigating their …

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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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