Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Cramer calls BLM regulations on flaring unnecessary

Following a decision from Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enact new regulations on flaring methane emissions on federal and tribal lands, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) condemned the move as an effort to hamper the gas industry.
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Cramer brings fresh criticism for Obama Keystone rejection

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) reiterated his concerns about President Barack Obama’s rejection of the KeystoneXL pipeline following the announcement that TransCanada Corp. is planning to sue the U.S. for $15 billion in damages.
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Cramer applauds House advancement of Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) celebrated the House advancement of the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act, which received unanimous approval in the Senate in June and will now go to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
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North Dakota awarded grant to install 90 new biofuel pumps across state

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) said this week that  North Dakota will receivefunding to install 90 biofuel pumps at fueling stations around the state, each dispensing E15 and E85 fuel blends, as part of the  USDA’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) Grant Program.
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Cramer: Deal reached on management of farm-bill biologists

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) said late last week at a press conference in Bismark, North Dakota, that agriculture and conservation groups have reached an agreement over the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) employment of farm-bill biologists via public-private partnerships.
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New regulations put in place to assist the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service have created new initiatives they hope will promote increased effectiveness for the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to an announcement released Monday.
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West Virginia's DEP reassures citizens about orange rocks in Cheat River

In response to concerns from Cheat River boaters, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a statement to assure the public that the circumstances creating orange-colored rocks at the mouth of Muddy Creek are within their control.
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EPA and FDA announce Memorandum of Understanding

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the two organizations will now share data through a Memorandum of Understanding.
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