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Conservation Reforms Needed to Protect Environment and Drinking Water

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Today, Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a new analysis that underscores the need to reform the nation’s primary land restoration program for long-term protection of wetlands, prairies and other lands that protect drinking water and wildlife habitat.

Much of the land that had been protected under the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is being plowed under when short-term rental contracts with the government expire.

Click here to learn more ways Congress can modernize CRP.

 

Table Scraps:

Watch Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) talk about EWG’s new food and farm campaign, Worth Protecting, and his new conservation bill.

The Des Moines Register has more on the campaign and 2013 farm bill.

Shape Magazine features EWG’s list of the most pesticide-contaminated produce.

 

Tweet of the Day:

@SlowFoodUSA Think that our food, land &water are all @WorthProtecting http://bit.ly/17BwWld  via @EWGFoodNews

 

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