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Business Groups Attack Oil & Gas Flaring Rule

A new rule to reduce methane emissions by limiting venting and flaring from oil and gas operations on federal lands would “deprive manufacturers and other energy consumers of critical energy supplies, increase operating costs and threaten international competitiveness,” according to several business associations including the National Association of Manufacturers and … Read more »

Cargill, Monsanto, P&G to Develop Sustainability Metrics for Farmers

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture along with its 75 members — including Cargill, Coca-Cola, Environmental Defense Fund and Monsanto — pledged to develop the next generation of farm-level sustainability metrics during a roundtable session at the White House. The metrics are designed to help growers measure and ultimately, reduce emissions, Field to … Read more »

OSHA, Industry Team Up on Chemical Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute are reaching out to more than 7,000 agricultural retailers, distributers, producers and other facilities in the fertilizer industry to encourage safe storing and handling of ammonium nitrate. This effort follows the April 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Exxon Charged, NY Green Bank, EIA Data ‘Flawed’

Exxon Mobil unit XTO Energy has been charged with five counts under the Clean Streams Law and three counts under the Solid Waste Management Act, related to the alleged illegal dumping of over 50,000 gallons of wastewater from shale drilling in Pennsylvania in 2010. State inspectors found a plug removed from a … Read more »