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New Waters of the U.S. Rule From EPA

Last month, on the same day that the Senate passed the Farm Bill Conference Report, and a day before the House took similar action, the Trump Administration released a new proposed waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule.  Today's update…
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EPA: Recent Perspectives on RFS and Agriculture

Recall that in December of 2016, agricultural policy observers expressed some measure of unease with President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.  As The Wall Street Journal stated at the time, "After…
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Waters of the U.S. Rule: Trump Executive Order

Evan Halper reported in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times that, "President Trump stepped up his attack on federal environmental protections Tuesday, issuing an order directing his administration to begin the long process of rolling back sweeping clean water rules that were…
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Trump Nominates Scott Pruitt to Head EPA

On December 8th, Washington Post writers Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis and Steven Mufson reported that, "President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas-intensive state of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency,…
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