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Nebraska Cattle Group Has Concerns With New EPA Chief

Nebraska Cattle Group Has Concerns With New EPA Chief

Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association has several concerns with the confirmation Thursday of Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator.   Cattlemen’s Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs Kristen Hassebrook says McCarthy’s track record includes promoting harsh regulations and increasing the agency’s control.

Hassebrook says her group is also concerned at the never ending release of producers private information by EPA and is worried McCarthy will continue that.

She expects EPA to now move forward on several rules that have remained dormant while the agency was waiting for a full time leader.Hassebrook says the Clean Water Act Guidance document will likely get moved out of the Office of Management and Budget, the last step before finalizing a rule.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…