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AG Peterson encourage N. Dakota judge has blocked WOTUS

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Attorney General Doug Peterson says he is encouraged by a federal judge’s action against the Waters of the United States rule. United States District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota has issued a temporary injunction against the WOTUS rule drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Peterson says it’s a big victory for Nebraska and the […]

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Nebraska to join others in suing EPA over emissions rules (AUDIO)

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Nebraska is joining other states in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new clean air rules expected to have a huge impact on coal-dependent states. Attorney General Doug Peterson says the EPA has exceeded the authority granted by Congress in proposing carbon emissions be cut by nearly a third from what they were […]

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Nebraska sues EPA over Clean Power Plan

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Governor Pete Ricketts says he’s giving his full support to Nebraska’s Attorney General Doug Peterson in joining the lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to adopt stricter emissions standards.   Peterson says Nebraska, along with several other states, will challenge the EPA’s rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.   […]

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Study: EPA carbon-cutting plan could save Nebraskans $94 a month

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A study finds Nebraska consumers would eventually see drastic reductions in their utility bills under a federal plan to reduce carbon emissions. Some electric companies claim the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution would result in much higher costs that would be passed along to consumers. Liz Stanton, the principal economist at Synapse […]

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Officials warn EPA renewable fuels proposal could hurt Midwest (AUDIO)

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State officials, agricultural leaders, and business executives warn that Nebraska’s economy could be harmed if the Environmental Protection Agency follows through with a proposal to lower the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). General Manager Kyle Nixon of Novozymes says the company plans to expand its facility in Blair if demand for ethanol remains strong. “The […]

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Lawsuit looms over possible cuts to ethanol production mandate

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Congressional delegations from the nation’s top two ethanol producing states — Nebraska and Iowa — are asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to hold hearings on proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard in each of their states. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller says while he would like to have a hearing in Nebraska, […]

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Changes to renewable fuel standard adds to frustration with EPA (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska senator says the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the requirement for bio-fuels in the nation’s gasoline supply just adds to her growing frustration with the agency. The EPA has released its long-anticipated proposed revision to the renewable fuel mandate. The agency proposes requiring refineries to blend 17.4 billion gallons of biofuels, including […]

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Congressman Smith against Waters for the U-S rule

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Washington DC are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule that gives them and the Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction over the management of all water.   This includes ponds, streams, creeks, marshes on farms and ranches so it appears that any […]

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Hutchinson Facility Honored

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The Hutchinson Correctional Facility WAS honored by the Environmental  Protection Agency for reducing its volume of solid waste through innovative and aggressive recycling programs.  EPA presented a WasteWise State Government Partner of the Year Award to the correctional facility. This honor is awarded annually to one State WasteWise partner in the country. WasteWise is a free, voluntary EPA program that ...

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CAFO Regulations

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt last week submitted a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap a proposed regulation on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Brownback and Schmidt cited concerns that the rule would place an undue burden on Kansas livestock producers. The proposed rule, known as the CAFO Reporting Rule, would require all CAFOs ...

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