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Land & Water Lose in Congressional Spending Bill
In what has become a yearly tradition, Congress approved significant cuts to vital land and water protection programs.
EWG’s Mike Lavender writes:
“The… cuts would slash more than $140 million from two popular and effective conservation programs – the Environmental Quality Incentive Program and the Conservation Stewardship Program. This could increase already significant backlogs in processing applications from conservation-minded farmers just as we close out a year that showcased the devastating impact of poor agriculture practices.”
Read the full article here.
Al Jazeera America covers the EPA’s end of public comment on Enlist Duo, a potent pesticide made up of 2,4-D and glyphosate.
The National Resource Defense Council reviews the rising tide of consumers avoiding meat raised with unnecessary antibiotics.
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