EPA http://hppr.org en EPA promotes water rule to farmers http://hppr.org/post/epa-promotes-water-rule-farmers <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is touring farm country, trying to assure farmers that the agency isn’t asking for more authority over farmers and ranchers’ lands. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Kristofor Husted 34380 at http://hppr.org EPA promotes water rule to farmers Oklahoma and Texas have opposite responses to EPA rules http://hppr.org/post/oklahoma-and-texas-have-opposite-responses-epa-rules <p></p><p>There are completely different responses to the Obama administration’s recent proposal to combat climate change in Oklahoma and Texas.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 33122 at http://hppr.org Oklahoma and Texas have opposite responses to EPA rules Anti-regulation politics affects the energy industry in Texas http://hppr.org/post/anti-regulation-politics-affects-energy-industry-texas <p></p><p>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state agency responsible for issuing permits for greenhouse gas emissions in the state, has refused to issue the permits until recently, leaving industry in the state in a difficult position. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:00:43 +0000 Adam Vos 27853 at http://hppr.org Anti-regulation politics affects the energy industry in Texas Texas regulators weigh in on proposed greenhouse gas rules http://hppr.org/post/texas-regulators-weigh-proposed-greenhouse-gas-rules <p></p><p>President Obama instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to revise greenhouse gas limits for existing power plants. &nbsp;The suggested changes are to be proposed by June 2015, and Texas regulators have already weighed in according to <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/23/texas-airs-concerns-on-greenhouse-gas-rules/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed&amp;utm_reader=feedly">The Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 27336 at http://hppr.org Texas regulators weigh in on proposed greenhouse gas rules Vilsack to China: Get up to speed on GMOs http://hppr.org/post/vilsack-china-get-speed-gmos <p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to China this week to ask Chinese regulators to get on the same page as the U.S. when it comes to evaluating genetically modified crops.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:49:43 +0000 Grant Gerlock 25711 at http://hppr.org Vilsack to China: Get up to speed on GMOs RNAi corn entering the rootworm chase http://hppr.org/post/rnai-corn-entering-rootworm-chase <p></p><p>With rootworms building resistance to genetically modified corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes. But some worry about unintended consequences when the technology moves from the lab to the field.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Grant Gerlock 25612 at http://hppr.org RNAi corn entering the rootworm chase EPA prepares for an earful on Renewable Fuel Standard http://hppr.org/post/epa-prepares-earful-renewable-fuel-standard <p>Both supporters and opponents of ethanol have had a lot to say since the EPA announced a proposal to <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/changes-may-be-coming-ethanol-policy-RFS-EPA#.Up4288RDuSo">cut the Renewable Fuel Standard</a>, the rules that force oil companies to buy and use certain levels of ethanol. But they’re just warming up. The agency’s first hearing on the proposal is Thursday in Arlington, Va., and advocates from both sides will line up for a chance to give regulators a piece of their minds. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:01:01 +0000 Grant Gerlock 25434 at http://hppr.org EPA prepares for an earful on Renewable Fuel Standard