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Russell E. Train 1920 – 2012

Russell Train, who was the second Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and founder and Chairman Emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), passed away on Monday. Mr. Train is credited with playing a significant role in placing environmental issues on the national agenda during the 1960s and 1970s. G. Tracy Mehan III […]

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EPA approves Wisconsin’s Phosphorous Rule

By Joseph Britt, Sand County Foundation Phosphorus is the agricultural pollutant of greatest concern in Wisconsin.  A powerful stimulant of algae growth in freshwater ecosystems, phosphorus is used in large quantities by a number of industries in Wisconsin, particularly as fertilizer.  Keeping phosphorus out of the water is a key environmental policy challenge for Wisconsin […]

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EPA planes spying on ranchers? Lawmakers want answers

Nebraska Cattlemen and five federal lawmakers have joined together to question the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its use of flyovers to monitor the environmental compliance of farms and ranches across the nation. The EPA, which has been doing these flights for 10 years, claims that they are an effective, inexpensive way […]

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EPA unveils new websites on nutrient pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched two websites to inform individuals about the agency’s efforts to reduce nutrient pollution, one of America’s most challenging environmental issues. The first site is intended to “help individuals access information on EPA actions to reduce nutrient pollution, state efforts to develop numeric nutrient criteria, and EPA tools, data, research, […]

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