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House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:10 PM

House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks. Full Story

Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. Full Story

Des Moines Water Works restarts nitrate removal equipment

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Des Moines Water Works is restarting its nitrate removal equipment as nitrate levels in the rivers used for source water exceed federal regulations. Full Story

Lower Oil Prices Lead to Lower Gas Prices for this Summer

posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Lower Oil Prices Lead to Lower Gas Prices for this Summer
With the peak driving season about to get in gear, the Energy Department predicts that U.S. motorists will pay the lowest summertime fuel costs in nearly six years Full Story

Top Senate Republican Tells States: Ignore EPA Carbon Rules

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming. Full Story

Parts of Iowa, Missouri nearing drought status

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status. Full Story

Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging failure to address air pollution from large-scale livestock farms. Full Story

EPA says Minnesota businesses best at reducing pollutants

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:23 PM

A new Environmental Protection Agency report says Minnesota businesses are the best in the United States at reducing or eliminating some dangerous pollutants. Full Story

Ethanol Industry Bashes Obama for the Stalled RFS

posted on January 30, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Ethanol Industry Bashes Obama for the Stalled RFS
Politicians and biofuel industry leaders gathered in Iowa this week to discuss the outlook for renewable fuels. Those in attendance wasted little time before jumping on the high octane topic of the Renewable Fuels Standard, more commonly known... Full Story

McConnell Wants to Stop Coal Rules

posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy. Full Story

Market to Market (November 28, 2014)

posted on November 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Market to Market (November 28, 2014)
Full Program: Economists cast doubt on ethanol mandates in the light of EPAs latest delay. Consumers remain cautious about the future of the U.S. economy. Refugees learn the business of agriculture in their newly adopted home. Market analysis with Ted Siefreid. Full Story

Economists Weigh in on Biofuel Mandate Delay

posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Economists Weigh in on Biofuel Mandate Delay
Economists say the government’s continued delay in deciding the amount of renewable fuels that must be blended with gasoline in 2014 may create problems for those seeking investors in the biofuels industry. Despite the potentially gloomy prospects,... Full Story

High court to review EPA mercury limits

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. Full Story

EPA Approves New Weed Killer for Engineered Crops

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans. Full Story
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