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EPA Proposes New Policies for Three Major Areas

posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:36 PM

EPA Proposes New Policies for Three Major Areas
Appearing before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee this week, EPA officials said the current allowable discharge levels from manufacturing plants fail to protect public health and a stricter air pollution policy is needed.... Full Story

Market to Market (October 2, 2015)

posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:28 PM

Market to Market (October 2, 2015)
Full Program: Choice prices turn into hamburger as the cattle industry takes it on the chin. The EPA proposes a plethora of changes to air and water pollution policy. An old-fashioned competition helps harvest memories from the past. Market analysis with Mark Gold Full Story

Market to Market (August 28, 2015)

posted on August 28, 2015 at 6:26 PM

Market to Market (August 28, 2015)
Full Program: Farmers and ranchers watch record profits dwindle, legal action shuts off the tap on new EPA water rules, and growing crops in a drought leaves some producers up in the air. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. Full Story

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule

posted on August 7, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule
The White House upped the ante this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, revealing plans to further slice output from 30 to 32 percent by 2030. Full Story

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. Full Story

EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher mileage standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming. Full Story

Market to Market (May 29, 2015)

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Market to Market (May 29, 2015)
Full Program: The EPA officially defines what are -- and are not -- "Waters of the U.S.." Torrential rains in Texas lead to catastrophic flooding in America’s 4th largest city. We ride along with a group of storm chasers documenting one of nature’s most ominous... Full Story

Water policy awashes rural America

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Water policy awashes rural America
The final rule released Wednesday clarifies previous exemptions and exclusions in the Clean Water Act as part of the Waters of the United States policy. Full Story

EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:04 PM

EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed drastic cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard 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

California Unveils New Rules on Chloropicrin Pesticide

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce. Full Story

New Steps to Boost Private Investment on Infrastructure

posted on January 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

The Obama administration is announcing new steps federal agencies are taking to attract private money for projects upgrading roads, bridges and other infrastructure. 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

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. Full Story
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