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HB 1140: Taking Last Year's HB 1201 and Making It Worse

by Catherine Carter

(Note: This is part three in a series on HB 1140. Part one is here, and part two is here.) 454 more words

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HB 1140: What is it, and why is it bad?

by Catherine Carter

(This is the first post in a series that will be posted here throughout the week.)

House Bill 1140 is a bill that would change laws governing county and city zoning. 555 more words

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We Need to Protect Our Resources Now

by Robin EH. Bagley

I recently read an article about Stephen Hawking’s prediction that we (as in humans) are taking our species to the brink and will need to colonize space in the next 1,000 – 10,000 years in order to avoid extinction. 587 more words

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Weekend Special: The Hidden Costs of CAFOs

by Bill Powers

An unfortunately old report (http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/legacy/assets/documents/food_and_agriculture/cafos-uncovered.pdf, 2008) by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) asks why is it that CAFO numbers are increasing dramatically. 959 more words

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The DENR's Report to the Legislature

At the beginning of the legislative session, each administrative department gives a report to the corresponding legislative committee. Thursday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources presented to the House and Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. 554 more words

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WOTUS Revisited

Previously I talked about the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule, which would substantially expand the EPA’s jurisdiction on private land. I’m blogging again about this topic for two reasons. 486 more words



SB464 and AB582 are an attempt to legislatively override local zoning and put the groundwater and thousands of acres of land in a single township at risk… 597 more words