LENEXA, KANSAS (June 10, 2020)  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a key order providing farmers with needed clarity following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ June 3, 2020 vacatur of three dicamba registrations.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 8, 2020) — The Land and Liberty Coalition (L&LC), a Midwestern grassroots organization already advocating for clean-energy development in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, announced its official Iowa launch today. The Coalition partners with local citizens, landowners, clean-energy advocates, and policymakers to promote common-sense policies that advance renewable energy while protecting and benefiting local communities.

LENEXA, KANSAS (June 5, 2020) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Hydrite Chemical Co to resolve alleged violations of federal Clean Air Act chemical accident prevention regulations following an accidental chemical release that injured an employee. The accident occurred at a Hydrite Chemical Co chemical manufacturing and distribution facility in Waterloo, Iowa.

LENEXA, KANSAS (June 5, 2020) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal to improve the rulemaking process under the Clean Air Act by establishing requirements to ensure consistent, high-quality analyses of benefits and costs are provided to the public for significant rules.

LENEXA, KANSAS (June 1, 2020) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its progress on a suite of actions to address ethylene oxide by announcing final amendments to the Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), known as MON, to reduce hazardous air pollutants, including ethylene oxide.

LENEXA, KANSAS (May 29, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working closely with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and all of its federal, state, tribal, and local partners to move forward toward Opening up America Again. From practicing social distancing to continuing to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, all Americans can play a role in reducing the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.

WASHINGTON DC (May 29, 2020) — As we celebrate American Wetlands Month, hundreds of bird species will benefit from $160 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects in North America. The funding was approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which is chaired by Secretary of the Interior David L Bernhardt.

LENEXA, KANSAS (May 27, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with BNSF Railway Company to resolve alleged violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at a facility owned by the company in Sioux City, Iowa. In the settlement, BNSF agreed to clean up an estimated 2 million pounds of broken cathode ray tube glass, a hazardous waste, placed and stored there by a previous occupant.

LENEXA, KANSAS (May 20, 2020) — President Trump’s Executive Order to promote transparency through improved agency guidance has led the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announcing its first-ever proposed rule to establish consistent requirements and procedures for the issuance of guidance documents.

LENEXA, KANSAS (May 7, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the East Central Intergovernmental Association, in Dubuque, Iowa, to receive a $600,000 Brownfields Assessment Coalition Grant. The agency works with eastern Iowa communities in Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson counties.