Archive for the ‘Legislation’ Category

  • Farmers Essential For Vegetation Management

    Monday, November 26th, 2012

    Australian farmers are playing a leading role in managing native vegetation to help boost production outcomes, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
    The report, Native vegetation management on agricultural land, found that 85 per cent of farmers were gaining on–farm production and/or environmental [...]

  • Brazil Forestry Code Part-Vetoed

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

    There is temporary legislation in place until the vetoed articles and amendments are voted on by the Senate. Environmental Minister Izabella Teixeira, who has been heavily involved in the process, stressed after the vetoes were made public that “legal uncertainty and the unconstitutional nature” of the text gave rise to the vetoes.
    Ms. Teixeira added [...]

  • EPA publishes national U.S. greenhouse gas inventory

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to [...]

  • AFBF Files for Judgment in Chesapeake Bay Case

    Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulation for the Chesapeake Bay watershed establishes new controls on land use that trespass into territory Congress legally reserved for state governments, according to the opening brief for summary judgment, filed Friday, 27 January by the American Farm Bureau Federation in the [...]