STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Renewable drive continues, with changes
By Don Davis
The future of renewable fuels is more of the same, but different.
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson reminded those at Farmfest this week that years ago the Minnesota L... Posted on 8/8/13 at 9:04 AM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Hold Your Breath! Your Indoor Air Quality May Be An Issue.
Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates indoor air quality in your home or workplace can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors and causes 50% of the illness glo... Posted on 2/12/13 at 2:29 PM
FRESH MOJO: LIFE IN WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA DURING AN OIL BOOM U.S. House members demand answers from EPA on fracking study panel
Recently, I came across an item on Gas Business Briefing (gsbb.com), which posted information about an Oct. 16 letter that three Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Te... Posted on 10/25/12 at 2:07 PM
REPUBLIC INSIDER Noem's dust bill creates a fog
Ever since I heard of Rep. Kristi Noem's bill to stop the EPA from regulating "farm dust" - defined as "coarse particulate matter" rather than the "fine particulate matter" of garden variety air pollu... Posted on 10/28/11 at 11:13 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Formaldehyde and Leukemia
The EPA lists formaldehyde as a probable rather than a known carcinogen, even though there are three studies have strengthened its ties to other forms of cancer.
Senator Vitter of La helped to slow t... Posted on 6/15/11 at 4:54 AM
Helms: State not promoting views
An environmental advocacy group on Friday criticized the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources for urging residents to visit a public comment site facilitated by what it called a “front group” for the oil and gas industry.
BISMARCK – An asbestos-like mineral used on western North Dakota gravel roads can cause changes in workers’ lungs consistent with commercial asbestos exposure that could lead to breathing problems, a study has found.
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press Writer
, October 19, 2010
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has approved blending higher concentrations of ethanol into gasoline for newer vehicles, allowing the corn-based fuel to be up to 15 percent of mixtures sold at the pump.
EPA considers stricter standards
A proposed change to federal air pollution standards has lawmakers from farm-heavy states, including North Dakota, voicing their concerns about a possible crackdown on something that isn’t so easy to control – dust.
Ryan Johnson, Forum Communications Co.
, August 07, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency is intent on shoehorning vast, costly global warming regulations into the 1970 Clean Air Act. Congress has been content to look the other way and allow it to happen, but on Thursday every senator will be on the record.
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