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Farm Bureau Fights Federal Land Grab in Chesapeake Bay Region

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to a lower court’s decision to allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate land use and development decisions within the Chesapeake Bay watershed under the Clean Water Act (CWA). At issue in American Farm Bureau Federation v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is EPA’s Chesapeake Blueprint, a plan to regulate the runoff of phosphorous, nitrogen, and sediment into the Chesapeake Bay...

Oregon Bill Proposes Ban on Coal-Generated Electricity by 2035

In a vote that could have far-reaching implications for Oregon’s residential and commercial electricity users, the state’s legislature will soon consider a bill sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Barker (D-Aloha) and state Rep. Brian Clem (D-Salem) that would eliminate electricity generated by coal-fired power plants from the state’s power grid by 2035. The Portland Tribune reports Oregon’s two investor-owned utilities, Pacific Power and Portland General Electric (PGE), both of which own out-of-state...

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