The Environmental Protection Agency plans to publish a new proposal to define "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act in April or May, with a final rule to follow by the end of the year, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Tuesday.
The new year is bringing new blood to the Senate Agriculture Committee as it welcomes Nebraska’s Deb Fischer, a Republican, and Minnesota’s Tina Smith, a Democrat.
The senators are joining just as the committee is preparing to ramp up efforts to bring home a massive new five-year farm bill, so there will be plenty of work and not much time for acclimation.
The Environmental Protection Agency has formally decided against a technical change to the governance of the Renewable Fuel Standard, following through on a pledge its leader made to lawmakers in October.
Nominees for two high-ranking environmental positions in the Trump administration declared their support for the Renewable Fuel Standard program at their confirmation hearing in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - Nominees for EPA offices with significant influence over American agriculture played things close to the vest today when questioned about the Renewable Fuel Standard and chemical regulation at a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 - Senate lawmakers will gather today to consider the sale of higher blends of ethanol year-round, a move praised and opposed by familiar parties in the renewable fuels argument.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 16, 2017 - In order to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, senators Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act.