An emphasis on wind and solar power, better protection for farmworkers, and more regulatory scrutiny of pesticides are among the highlights of a report advanced by the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council prepared to help guide federal investments in disadvantaged communities.
Airlines that are scrambling to lower their greenhouse gas emissions are lobbying Congress to enact new incentives for renewable jet fuel, even as competition for biofuel feedstocks already is heating up.
New pipelines aimed at capturing carbon from ethanol, fertilizer, and other industrial plants may soon snake across the Midwest as companies look to profit from helping those facilities lower their greenhouse gas emissions.
Soaring prices for commodities ranging from corn to cotton have fueled a sense of optimism for some farmers this growing season, but economists and land investors warn that the highs could be short-lived and that higher cash rents and production expenses could squeeze growers sooner than they expect.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing federally protected status under the Endangered Species Act for two populations of the lesser prairie-chicken that occupy parts of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado.
Conventional corn ethanol and other biofuels could qualify for a new clean fuel production tax credit being advanced by Senate Democrats, but the products will have to meet increasingly tougher standards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.
Rising crop prices and an economy emerging from the doldrums of the COVID-19 pandemic are creating greater demand for fertilizer, tightening supply chains and boosting input prices considerably, industry officials and observers say.