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What’s Wrong With the EPA…

A lively #agchat discussion on the EPA last night prompted some further discussion on twitter during the after party. 140 characters was just not enough so I have thrown together some further thoughts here.

First, I have no doubt that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), CEPA (California Environmental Protection Agency), CAQCB (California Air Quality Control Board), CWRCB (California Water Quality Control Board) and the NCWQCB (North Coast Water Quality Control Board) were all implemented with the best of intentions. However, we all know where the road goes that is paved with good intentions.  My comments are on all of these agencies as they overlap and often work together to address the same issues that I have been involved with. Also, these thoughts are from my personal experience in dealing with these agencies as they relate to my area: National Forest, private timber, irrigated and non-irrigated ag land, water quality and salmonid habitat. Read more…

AFBF vs EPA: Chesapeake Situation

Since American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced that the organization was going to file a suit against the EPA, over the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, several media outlets have begun to try to paint the grassroots organization in a bad light. This could not be further from truth.

I have been dealing personally with TMDL’s, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) since 1992. Through three TMDL’s there have been several constants: Read more…

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