Wednesday, September 20, 2017
As states wait on Clean Power Plan ruling, Alabama says it will write own if challenge unsuccessful

Alabama will write its own Clean Power Plan rules if challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposals are unsuccessful, a senior official in the state’s environmental management department said.
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Alabama Farmers Federation representatives take part in AFBF Advocacy Conference

Three representatives from the Alabama Farmers Federation (AFF) recently attended the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., where they served on advisory committees on issues impacting the industry on a national scale.
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Alabama postpones compliance strategy for Clean Power Plan

Confident in a potential court-ruled stay, Alabama officials have declined at this time to begin work on a state plan to comply with Clean Power Plan carbon emission regulations.
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USDA accepting applications from Alabama landowners for resource conservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting applications from Alabama farmers who wish to receive assistance in return for conservation efforts on their land through two federal initiatives.
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Palmer speaks out against stricter Stream Protection Rule

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) spoke out against proposed changes to the Stream Protection Rule at a Department of the Interior (DOI) hearing on the topic this week.
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Palmer supports blocking EPA regulations on power plants, greenhouse gases

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) recently voted in support of S.J. Res 23 and S.J. Res 24.
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Alabama attorney general calls for stay in WOTUS rule implementation

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and the attorneys general from 17 other states filed a motion with the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio on Sept. 9 to issues a national stay of the implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation, developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Alabama Farmers Federation contests EPA’s Waters of the United States Rule

The Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) released a preliminary response to the finalized version of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, which was issued on Wednesday, contesting its language and the EPA’s consideration of public comments.
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