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Research says regulations helping small hog farms

posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Researchers say environmental regulations have slowed the growth of large hog farms and helped some smaller ones survive. Full Story

Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. Full Story

Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia's governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast. Full Story

Record $4.5M fine pursued against gas driller

posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5 million fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit. Full Story

Groups sue over oil shipments in older rail cars

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. Full Story

Oklahoma State Recognized for 'Green' Efforts

posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:42 PM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University has been recognized as the "greenest" college campus in the state because of its environmental efforts.The university was selected based on a scoring system created by College Prowler that... Full Story

Unions Join Fight Over Washington Fish Consumption

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The state Department of Ecology appears ready to sharply increase Washington's fish consumption rate, an obscure number that has huge implications because it helps set water quality standards. A higher number means fewer toxic pollutants would be... Full Story

Environmentalist File Lawsuit To Protect Eagles From Wind Energy

posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule, which extended by 25 years the length of time companies may kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution, is illegal. Full Story

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030

posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030
The new guidelines, released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, call for a 30 percent reduction in coal fired power plant emissions by 2030. Full Story

Administration proposes updated Great Lakes plan

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM

The Obama administration is proposing an updated blueprint for Great Lakes environmental restoration that puts greater emphasis on climate change and using science to select projects and measure their effectiveness. Full Story

Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released... Full Story

USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. Full Story

Battle Over Ethanol Continues

posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Battle Over Ethanol Continues
Two conflicting reports released this week indicate the battle over ethanol is far from over. 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

Market to Market (January 31, 2014)

posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Market to Market (January 31, 2014)
Full Program: The law authorizing nearly a trillion dollars in spending on farm and nutrition programs moves one step closer to fruition. President Obama unveils his vision for U.S. energy production – much to the chagrin of ethanol supporters. Iowa farmers... Full Story
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