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Interior Dept.: High-risk oil, gas wells checks lack funding

posted on September 18, 2015 at 3:48 PM

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks sufficient resources to inspect high-risk oil and gas wells on federal land as a drilling boom continues in Wyoming, Colorado and other states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday. Full Story

New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill

posted on September 18, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Federal regulators refused to share water-quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, a New Mexico official said Thursday. Full Story

Oregon neighbors rally to save 3 giant sequoias

posted on September 18, 2015 at 3:41 PM

A Portland neighborhood is rallying — literally — around three big sequoias that a developer plans to cut down. Full Story

House panel votes to lift 40-year-old U.S. ban on oil exports

posted on September 18, 2015 at 3:07 PM

A Republican-led House committee has endorsed a bill to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports. Full Story

Officials: Livestock on western Nebraska farm quarantined

posted on September 17, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Livestock have been quarantined on a western Nebraska farm following a diagnosis of a disease that can hamper an animal's ability to eat and drink, state officials said. Full Story

Appeals Court Blocks Pesticide Use Over Concerns About Bees

posted on September 11, 2015 at 3:09 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately study the pesticide sulfoxaflor before approving its use in 2013 on a wide variety of crops, including citrus and cotton, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. Full Story

North Dakota Oil Spill Cleanup Slowed by Lack of Natural Gas

posted on September 11, 2015 at 2:55 PM

The cleanup of a massive 2013 oil spill in northwestern North Dakota is being hampered by a lack of natural gas needed to power special equipment that cooks hydrocarbons from crude-soaked soil, a state regulator said. Full Story

Arizona Lawsuit Filed over Salmonella Outbreak in Cucumbers

posted on September 11, 2015 at 2:38 PM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have been 341 reported cases of salmonella involving the garden-variety cucumbers since July 3 in 30 states with Arizona reporting 66 cases. Full Story

Large potato grower scales back expansion in deal with DNR

posted on September 11, 2015 at 1:57 PM

A large regional potato grower has agreed to scale back its expansion plans in a deal with regulators to protect sensitive groundwater and pine forests in central Minnesota. Full Story

USDA grants to fund higher ethanol blend pumps in 21 states

posted on September 11, 2015 at 1:19 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is sending money to 21 states including Iowa and Nebraska to help them install more gas pumps that can provide higher blends of ethanol fuel. Full Story

Forest Service Spends a Record $243M Last Week on Mildfires

posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday. Full Story

From Eggs to Trees, USDA Promotional Programs Controversial

posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM

The egg industry is the latest to draw scrutiny for its promotional board after it appears to have waged a campaign to hurt sales of an eggless imitation mayonnaise. Full Story

Livestock Disease Continues to be Found in South Dakota

posted on September 4, 2015 at 3:18 PM

The state Animal Industry Board says vesicular stomatitis virus has been found at 29 locations in five counties in western South Dakota since July 28 Full Story

Texas Regulator Clears Oil and Gas Company of Causing Quakes

posted on September 4, 2015 at 3:06 PM

The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. Full Story

Report Says Ending Ban Wouldn't Hurt Consumers at the Pump

posted on September 4, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Ending the four-decades old restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn't hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them, a new government report said Tuesday. Full Story
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