News

Senator Writes EPA Head About Emission Concerns

Senator Writes EPA Head About Emission Concerns

Photo: WNAX

 

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is expressing regulatory concerns on farms from emissions as outlined in a Climate Action Plan released by President Obama. He says he’s written a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy containing questions about that plan and its effect on agriculture.

Grassley says farmers and ranchers are worried EPA may go too far with these regulations as they tried to earlier with cap and trade rules.

Grassley says many are skeptical about regulating greenhouse gases unless it’s done through a global treaty.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Life Without Parole to Replace Nebraska Death Penalty

prison

Nebraska is now among 19 states that do not have the death penalty.

in Local

Franken Returns from Cuba

cuba flag

Minnesota Senator Al Franken is wrapping up a nearly week-long trip to Cuba as part of a congressional delegation that's exploring ways the U.S. can expand trade opportunities with the island nation.

in Local

Iowa Universities to Address Sexual Assault

iowastate

The board that governs the three state universities in Iowa will discuss creating a campus safety and security sub-committee at its meeting next week in Ames.

in Local

Egg Prices Rise in Response to Avian Flu

eggs

Consumers are seeing some grocery prices rise as the price of eggs used by food manufacturers has more than tripled in recent weeks due to the avian influenza outbreak in 16 states.

in Local

Death Penalty Repealed in Nebraska

nebraska-state-capital

Nebraska lawmakers debated repeal of the death penalty for three and a half hours before finally voting to override Governor Pete Ricketts' veto.