Monthly Archives: December 2017

Clinic Releases Report on How to Address Climate Change in the Farm Bill

December, 2017 – The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic has released its new report, “Opportunities to Address Climate Change in the Farm Bill”, which summarizes the Clinic’s proposals for how to address climate change in the Farm Bill, both during the current authorization process and in the future.  The report provides recommendations for both climate mitigation […]

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Konopacky Brings Expertise to Farm Bill Reauthorization

The Harvard Environmental Policy Initiative (EPI) is engaging in reauthorization of the federal farm bill to help cut through the policy failures that are stymying meaningful action to address the nation’s largest water quality challenge – nutrient pollution. Nutrients from agricultural and urban areas and municipal water utilities are overloading water resources, and people are […]

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Public Lands Grazing Rule

BLM recently initiated a demonstration program for outcome-based grazing, which would weaken the stringency of grazing restrictions and accountability standards for permit and lease holders, giving them “an unprecedented level of flexibility in the management of livestock.” BLM is reviewing project proposals for the demonstration program.

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Bristol Bay Pebble Deposit

Because of the potential adverse effects of mining the Pebble deposit, EPA issued a proposed determination for the area. A determination, authorized under the Clean Water Act, permits EPA to restrict the usage of certain waters as disposal sites for mining activities. EPA recently began the process of withdrawing the proposed determination.

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Coal Ash Rule

In response to petitions from industry, EPA is reconsidering certain provisions of the final rule, promulgated in 2014, that aimed to ensure the safe management of coal ash disposal sites.

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