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Clean Air Act causes farmers’ concern

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Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA in July would tighten air particle standards from 150 micrograms per cubic meter to ... Read More »

Clean Air Act causes concern amongst farmers

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Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. After all, they say, it‘s hard to avoid dust on the farm or prairie. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA ... Read More »

Final EPA “Tailoring Rule”

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran is speaking out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of its final “tailoring rule” which allows the EPA to begin regulating businesses that emit greenhouse gases in the U.S. Moran said, “With the employment rate hovering at nearly 10%, this rule could not come at a worse time for the U.S. economy and the ... Read More »

Contractors Meeting with KDHE

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Representatives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and All Things Exterior in Beloit will be hosting an informational meeting on new regulations regarding Lead-based paint in housing and how its impacts contractors in Kansas. The meeting is designed to help all contractors, property managers and others who disturb painted surfaces in North Central Kansas understand the new Lead-Based ... Read More »

Postal Service Expands Prescription Mail Back

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WASHINGTON — Veterans will be able to safely dispose of expired and unused prescriptions and help the environment at the same time under a program offered by the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This pilot program is limited to an estimated 780,000 veterans living in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Veterans mail back outdated, ... Read More »

EPA mandated smoke management plan could lead to the regulation of diesel and dust

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The Kansas State Senate is holding hearings on a bill which asks the Environmental Protection Agency to exempt the Flint Hills from a mandated smoke management plan.  The United States Supreme Court has ruled on an “endangerment finding” and instructed the EPA to regulate “greenhouse gas emissions.  The smoke caused from burning pastures and fields can contribute to the air ... Read More »