Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Thursday, July 09, 2020

Rural

John Duarte

Penalty phase of Duarte case set for trial Aug. 15

SACRAMENTO, August 9, 2017 - The countdown has begun for the trial of California nursery owner John Duarte, who faces millions of dollars in fines and mitigation costs in a Clean Water Act prosecution that has become somewhat of a cause célèbre in the agricultural community.
Read More
WOTUS-

EPA’s Pruitt gathers input for WOTUS redo

DES MOINES, IOWA, Aug. 8, 2017 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders today to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Read More
Sage grouse

Sage-grouse review prioritizes energy development

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2017 - The Bureau of Land Management should look at ways to open more greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat to oil and gas development as it re-examines the plans it adopted two years ago to avoid listing the bird under the Endangered Species Act, says a report delivered to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Read More