A slate of actions aimed at preparing the Pacific Northwest for a scenario in which four dams on the Lower Snake River are breached appears to be under consideration as the Biden Administration looks to resolve a 22-year-long legal dispute over declining salmon populations, according to a draft settlement document circulated by four House lawmakers.
USDA will dedicate at least $500 million over the next five years to wildlife conservation by jointly leveraging both NRCS and FSA conservation programs and public/private partnerships through its Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) effort.
Animal agriculture groups and USDA are concerned that EPA-proposed restrictions on rodenticides will increase costs for producers but not provide effective control of rats, mice, moles and other vermin.
The Environmental Protection Agency got a reminder, as if it needed one, of the need for a legally sufficient plan addressing the risks of pesticides to endangered species when a federal appeals court ordered it Tuesday to issue a new assessment on an insecticide used in blueberry and citrus production.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has released all 12 spending bills for fiscal 2023 without waiting for the panel’s normal bipartisan process of debating the measures separately.