January 23, 2020

Climate Change Issues; Trade; Biofuels; Crop Insurance; Food Safety; and Animal Agriculture

Climate Change- EPA Regulation

John M. Broder reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “Coal-country lawmakers moved Thursday to impose a two-year moratorium on potential federal regulation of carbon dioxide and other climate-altering gases.

“Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Democrat of West Virginia, said the Environmental Protection Agency should refrain from issuing any new rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other major stationary sources for two years to allow Congress to pass comprehensive legislation on energy and climate change” [related news release].

“Representatives Alan B. Mollohan and Nick J. Rahall II of West Virginia [news release] and Rick Boucher of Virginia [news release], also Democrats, introduced a similar bill in the House.”