Wastewater from a Maui County treatment plant that ends up in the Pacific Ocean after traveling through groundwater should not be regulated under the Clean Water Act, the county argued in a brief filed in the Supreme Court Thursday.
Agricultural groups seeking to limit EPA’s jurisdiction over groundwater under the Clean Water Act are looking to a Supreme Court case for relief, but new developments in Hawaii could nix that opportunity.
Of the 155 state ballot measures decided in last week’s elections, California’s Proposition 12, which sets new animal confinement rules, could turn out to have the greatest national impact for both farmers and consumers.
Corn growers and ethanol producers have their fingers crossed as President Donald Trump goes to Iowa on Tuesday amid expectations that the EPA could announce a long-awaited decision to allow year-around use of E15.
Ending an historically bitter confirmation process, the GOP-controlled Senate approved Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday, assuring a 5-4 conservative majority that is likely to have broad implications for environmental regulations and other issues important to agriculture.