Conservation

EWG keeps you up to date with analysis of the latest news, interviews with experts and more.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hoosier Ag Today , Gary Truitt

Published September 12, 2008

Environmental groups are not happy to see the Senate is already trying to cut spending levels for some of the conservation programs included in the 2008 Farm Bill. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program - or EQIP - would reportedly get just over one-billion dollars in 2009 under a Senate appropriations measure.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bay City Times , Jeff Kart

Published January 22, 2009

With The New Guy in office, billions, as in dollars, seems to be the buzzword. When it comes to the environment, that money could come in handy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A frayed regulatory framework and dependence on voluntary action has done little to mitigate the damage from agricultural activities in the six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Des Moines Register , Phil Brasher

Excerpt:

A bill passed by the House last month would set caps on greenhouse gases and require polluters to have permits for their emissions.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The New Republic , Bradford Plumer

Excerpt:

The Environmental Working Group recently analyzed the House climate bill and noted that the legislation allows farmers to earn credits under the cap-and-trade regime for practices such as low or no-till farming even if they've been going on since 2001.

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