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EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:38 PM

A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule. Full Story

EPA Water Task Force to Work with Universities

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement to work with 12 universities.  The EPA says states... Full Story

Challenge to Chesapeake Cleanup Tests EPA Power

posted on May 2, 2014 at 1:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration's plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general that... Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Rule on Cross-state Pollution

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't... Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.  In its ruling, the court rejected state and... Full Story

U.S. seeks tougher safety standards for farmworkers

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to strengthen 20-year-old standards aimed at protecting farmworkers from toxic pesticides. Full Story

Market to Market (February 14, 2014)

posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Market to Market (February 14, 2014)
Full Program: The Agriculture Department predicts the bottom line for most U.S. farmers will decline significantly this year. EPA says some Midwestern farmers are making progress in protecting the environment, but much work remains to be done. Despite strident... Full Story

Feinstein - Coburn Want Corn Out Of RFS

posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Feinstein - Coburn Want Corn Out Of RFS
Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Coburn want corn to be eliminated from the Renewable Fuel Standard. Sen. Baucus wants all clean energy tax credits to be reduced from 42 to 2. Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy purchases nearly $1 billion in wind turbines. Full Story

New U.S. Autos Continue to Improve Miles Per Gallon

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection... Full Story

Market to Market (December 6, 2013)

posted on December 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Market to Market (December 6, 2013)
Full Program: The U.S. trade deficit improves modestly, but agricultural exports soar to an all-time high. The EPA gets an earful on its plan to reduce the amount of ethanol in America’s fuel supply. Christmas Tree growers look for a solution to root rot in the... Full Story

EPA Holds Hearing on Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard

posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

EPA Holds Hearing on Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing this week on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol to be blended into U.S. gasoline. Full Story

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)

posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)
Full Program: New data suggests the EPA has dramatically underestimated U.S. methane emissions. The farm bill stalls in conference committee, largely over differences in spending on nutrition. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

Market to Market (November 15, 2013)

posted on November 15, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Market to Market (November 15, 2013)
Full Program: The Environmental Protection Agency releases its renewable fuels production requirements for 2014. Prior to EPA's announcement, however, the Associated Press releases a scathing report on ethanol. Renewable fuels advocates fire back with a few... Full Story

Farm Groups Appeal Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Ruling

posted on October 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM

The case, according to Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman, is not about protecting the Chesapeake Bay, but rather about whether "EPA can dictate where farming will be allowed, where homes can be built and where businesses can be established." Full Story

EPA Says US Falls Short In Shrinking Dead Zone

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Environmental Protection Agency officials say states in the river's watershed need to accelerate efforts to cut pollution from farm field runoff and discharges from sewage treatment plants. Full Story
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