Thursday, September 20, 2018
COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI: EPA's Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule "Huge Improvement" Over Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency today released a proposed replacement for the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan,” which was finalized in August of 2015.
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COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI: Court Decision against Weed Killer Based on Bad Evidence Could Raise Food Prices, Harm the Environment

Last week, a jury in California awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed glyphosate, an ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, caused his cancer.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Due to a misguided ruling by a single federal district court today, the overbroad, vague and illegal 2015 Waters of the United States Rule is now the law of the land in twenty-six states.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Dairy Revenue Insurance Available October 9 from AFBIS

A new dairy insurance service from American Farm Bureau Insurance Services will bring an extra level of support to a dairy sector that has been battered by losses over the past four years.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Gear Up for Advocacy with Farm Bureau’s Trade Toolkit

A toolkit developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation is now available to assist farmers and ranchers in their advocacy efforts on trade during the August congressional recess.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm Bureau’s Duvall Addresses National Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse Targeting North Carolina Farms

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today joined a special national agriculture roundtable highlighting a recent wave of nuisance lawsuits targeting North Carolina hog farm
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: IDEAg Group LLC Announces New Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion at Minnesota Farmfest

The IDEAg Group LLC announces the new Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion for Farmfest 2018. Focusing on family-friendly offerings, every attendee will have a reason to stop by!
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Clean Power Plan repeal or reform hangs on appeals court ruling

Any changes or repeal of President Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will depend heavily on the outcome of a legal challenge by a federal appeals court in Washington D.C.
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Overturn of rule aimed at protecting rivers is called good for coal industry

President Donald Trump’s signing of a bill overturning a rule aimed at protecting rivers from surface coal mining debris has been welcomed by a conservative advocacy group based in Washington D.C.
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Pitman Farms settles EPA lawsuit for $243,000

Pitman Farms, Inc. will pay $242,980 for violating federal chemical safety and reporting requirements following three ammonia releases at its Sanger, California, poultry processing facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently.
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Democratic leader presses EPA nominee

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) sharply questioned Scott Pruitt, the nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, during a recent hearing in Washington, D.C.
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EPA, FDA release latest fish safety guidelines

Consumers can make better decisions about fish consumption with a chart released jointly from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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$700,000 settlement reached in fuel additive case

Houston-based Tauber Oil Co. recently settled a suit with Environmental Protection Agency over allegations of selling unregistered fuel additives in violation of the Clean Air Act.
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Billionaire-funded "green" orgs oppose "billionaire" Trump's EPA nominee

Three organizations funded, in part, by hedge-fund billionaires are opposing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Kansas State University to aid with brownfield cleanup efforts on tribal lands

Kansas State University will receive approximately $2 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the next five years to offer technical support to tribes to clean up environmentally contaminated sites.
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$12.7 million in grants to aid smaller drinking, wastewater systems

In an effort to improve operations and practices for private well owners and small-scale drinking and wastewater systems, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded four grants worth $12.7 million.
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19 communities awarded $3.8 million for brownfield cleanup

Several U.S. communities have been awarded grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worth a total of $3.8 million to put toward the cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites under the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program, the EPA said in a release.
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Grants to help upgrade aging diesel school buses

School bus fleets across 27 states have been awarded over $7.7 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace or retrofit 401 aging diesel school buses.
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Pruitt, as EPA boss, will stay within the law: consultant

Despite concerns in some quarters that Scott Pruitt, if confirmed to lead the EPA, will dismantle many of the country’s environmental protections, the nominee is a person with a deep respect for the law, according to those who know the Oklahoma attorney general.
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Water Systems Council says Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act is good for rural communities

The Water Systems Council said on its website that President Barack Obama recently signed into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act that includes parts of the Water Supply Cost Savings Act that were backed by the council.
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