Help the Planet – Environmentally Friendly Holidays

Dan Environment, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some ways to be environmentally friendly, letting you know how you can help out the planet while ringing in the holidays this year. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Help the Planet – Environmentally Friendly Holidays Tis the season when families reunite…friends gather…and the food and beverages are a plenty. But it’s not necessarily the best …

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EPA to Finalize WOTUS Repeal in April

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to complete formal repeal of the Waters of the U.S. Rule in April 2018. Politico reports an updated regulatory agenda from the White House also shows a replacement rule is scheduled for proposal in May. A final version of the rule is not expected until June 2019. President Donald Trump issued an executive order …


Environmentally Friendly Ways to Eliminate Plastic

Dan Environment, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells us about some environmentally friendly ways to stop buying and using plastic. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Environmentally Friendly Ways to Eliminate Plastic Plastic takes up a lot of space on this Earth. It’s the go-to material for manufacturers of so many products we use everyday. Whether we are buying it for storage or still …


EPA Maintains RFS Point of Obligation Requirement

Dan Energy, Environment, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided Wednesday to maintain the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) Point of Obligation. A Farm Futures Dot Com report notes that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt followed through on a promise to a group of Midwest senators that he would deny a petition from oil refiners to change the point of obligation. He followed through on Wednesday …


USDA Offers Assistance to Protect Privately-Owned Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $250 million in technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect these valuable lands. The Agricultural …


CERCLA Reporting Deadline for Livestock Producers is Wednesday

Dan Cattle, Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock

Back in 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule that exempted most farms from certain release reporting requirements in The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or CERCLA. Specifically, the rule exempted farms releasing hazardous substances from animal waste to the air above threshold levels from reporting under the Act. In short, all farms were relieved from …