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Groups Contest Pollution Reporting Exemption for Factory Farms

Groups Contest Pollution Reporting Exemption for Factory Farms

WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2008 (ENS) – More than 70 groups from 27 states are objecting to a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would exempt factory farms from reporting emissions of hazardous gases from animal waste. The public interest law firm Earthjustice submitted formal comments on behalf of the groups, which include…

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Four out of five Iowans believe energy conservation and fuel efficiency should be the focus of state efforts to meet electricity demand before new coal-burning power plants are built, according to a new public opinion poll. Iowa officials are contemplating two coal-fired facilities proposed for construction near…