Many areas covered by the Obama administration’s “waters of the U.S.” rule would be removed from federal oversight under a proposal released today by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers.
Andrew Wheeler will be nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump said before a White House ceremony where he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, says the Environmental Protection Agency is no longer considering a controversial provision that would have made exported ethanol and biodiesel eligible for the credits used to measure compliance with the federal blending mandate.
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s Wednesday appearance before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee was heavy on biofuel talk as senators looked to pin him down on how the agency will approach a number of contentious topics.
The Senate looks to finally name its team of farm bill negotiators this week while also finishing work on a $154 billion spending bill for a bevy of departments and agencies important to agriculture, including USDA and FDA.