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U.S. Embassy Promotes U.S. Beef As TIPP Negotiations Continue
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13 States Look for a Delay in Water of U.S. Rules; How Safe is Your Beef?

The clock is ticking down to implementation of the Environmental Protection Agencies Waters of the U.S. rule. 13 states have asked for an injunction to delay the rule, set to go into effect Friday. If granted, th

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Federal Cleanup Crew Spills 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Mine Waste In Colorado's Animas River
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EPA Inspectors Busy Investigating Colorado Spill; Deere Sales Fall in Weak Economy

A bipartisan group of senators from western states are asking the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general to investigate all aspects of a recent spill in Colorado. The senators are asking the inspector general to probe everything from the work EPA contractors were doing in the Gold King Mine before the August 5th spill to the safeguards the agency put in place to prevent other spills in the future. The senators, l

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McDonalds Downsizing; False Statements About the Science Behind EPA Waters Rules

In a move that hasn’t happened in 40 years, fast food giant McDonalds will downsize. In the last week McDonalds announced it is planning to close 184 restaurants across the United States this year, 59 more than it is planning to open. The last time t

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Unprecedented Monthly Highs
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Changes in Ethanol Blend Could Increase Carbon Emissions; Aug. 15 is Oregon Native Bees Awareness Day

In a recent study by the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois in Chicago, A proposal by the EPA to change ethanol blending rules would significantly increase carbon emissions to the equivalent of adding nearly one million more passenger vehicles on the road

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Federal Cleanup Crew Spills 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Mine Waste In Colorado's Animas River
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Waters of the U.S. Rule Being Challenged; Trans-Pacific Partnership on Track to Pass

A coalition of 13 states have asked a federal judge to block the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule slated to take effect later this month. The attorney generals for eight of the 13 states filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Cour

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Federal Cleanup Crew Spills 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Mine Waste In Colorado's Animas River
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Monsanto Merger Facing Tough Opposition; EPA Takes Blame for Mining Waste Spill

Several farm and consumer groups are seeking to derail the proposed deal Monsanto has offered to Syngenta as a possible merger/takeover. Ag Professional reports coalitions of opponents are being formed and market analysis are being conducted. It comes though

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Organic Farms Likely To Benefit From Dioxin Scandal
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Fines Handed Out for Importing Tainted Produce; Renewable Fuel Standards Helping Rural Economies

Six companies are facing fines for selling fruits and vegetables imported from Mexico, China, Thailand, and Taiwan that were tainted with pesticides that are banned in the UC. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation says the companies were importing and selling produce to stores that primarily cater to California’s ethnic communities, and that the companies were given ample opportunities to change their methods but chose not to do so. The companies a

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Reports Claims California Leads The Nation In The Green Tech Field
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Increase Proposed Volumes of Bio-diesel; Farm Groups Wanting a Quick Pass to Exporting to Cuba

A bipartisan group of 36 senators are urging the EPA to increase the proposed volumes set for biodiesel production under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. The senators wrote to the EPA expressing concern the current RFS proposal fails to recognize the domestic biodiesel industry’s production capacity. The senators no

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2011 APEC Summit Convenes In Hawaii
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More Lawsuits Filed Against Clean Water Rule; TPP Likely to be Approved by End of the Year

More and more lawsuits are being filed against the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers Clean Water Rule, known as Waters of the U.S. Coal giant Murray Energy Corp. is suing the Obama administration over its rule asserting power over small bodies of water. Murray said the

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President Obama Speaks At Nike's Headquarters In Beaverton, Oregon
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Finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Set; Lawsuit Filed Against Clean Water Rule

A ministerial meeting aimed at finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership is set for the last week in July. The meetings, according to the report, are set to begin on July 23rd and likely be in the United States. The meeting of

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