Republican senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee have introduced legislation to codify the Trump administration’s 2020 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Certification Rule, shortly after the Biden administration made the decision to return to the pre-2015 definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS).
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has reached an agreement with conservation groups to conduct a new Endangered Species Act (ESA) review of California spotted owls by Feb. 25, 2023.
The European Commission is proposing a regulation on deforestation-free beef imports to minimize the consumption of products from supply chains associated with deforestation or forest degradation.
A trio of conservation groups says a Wyoming plan eliminates a management area designated for black-footed ferret reintroduction habitat, reduces the amount of prairie dog colony acreage and includes poisoning and shooting prairie dogs—ferrets’ exclusive prey.
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army are officially proposing a rule to repeal and replace the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule and temporarily reestablish the pre-2015 waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now accepting proposals for new research projects to develop fertility control methods for wild horse mares. The agency is also seeking proposals for research that analyzes how wild horses and burros interact with their environment and how management may be impacted by future climate change.
Cash trade got a delayed start this week, with most feedlots holding out to packers and ultimately scoring a couple bucks higher toward the end of the week. With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, expectations are for all meats to be higher, turkey and beef alike.