Breakthrough Web Design - 641-201-1459 - Build Your Online Presence
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the North Iowa Region
Expert Web Design
for your business

CALL 641-201-1459
• Founded 2010

Governors Reynolds and others call for EPA to drop claim that CO2 emissions from agricultural feedstocks are pollutants


This news story was published on August 7, 2019.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prioritize reform clarifying that CO2 emissions from agricultural feedstocks are not pollutants subject to regulation under the federal Clean Air Act.

The letter written to the EPA can be read here.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, biogenic CO2 emissions from the processing and use of agricultural feedstocks such as corn, soybeans, oilseeds and farm residues are carbon neutral.

“Removal of this regulatory barrier is key to unlocking investment in the 21st century bioeconomy in rural areas across America,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds.  “ The agricultural sector in our states is poised to invest billions of dollars to develop the potential of the bioeconomy, if only the EPA would remove the threat of unwarranted regulatory burdens. We appreciate the Trump Administration’s commitment to decreasing regulatory barriers and stand ready to work with the Agency to resolve this issue. ”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

17 Responses to Governors Reynolds and others call for EPA to drop claim that CO2 emissions from agricultural feedstocks are pollutants

  1. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 9, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Speaking of roundup not to mention nitrates that flow from Minnesota down our steams and rivers to the mighty Mississippi that eventually absorbs all this toxic waste and dumps into the ocean at New Orleans – Walla ! This has created a DEAD ZONE in the gulf region of what 20/50 SQUARE MILES where nothing can survive – that includes vegetation -wildlife – sea life and humans . But this fact is covered up by Oh! its the plastic material that is causing our oceans to be uninhabital – corporate bribes to politicians and our EPA officials make this possible. Don’t have to believe me just GOOGLE DEAD ZONE and try to comprehend this – a real task for most liberals.

  2. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 9, 2019 at 7:48 am

    This fake news article more or less tries to give the moronic public the impression that pig poop is non toxic and we should not mind the smell that is also toxic – people who work at these large hog confindments have short life spans and living close to one is NOT beneficial to your health – This used to be called whitewash – now it’s just normal liberal bullchit sprewed from large corporations and the people who have invested in them – NOT TO FORGET CHINA OWNS OVER 25% OF THE MEAT INDUSTRY IN AMERICA AND UNTOLD FARMLAND. Oh yea! they are our buddies – or in the old days known as azzhole buddies ready to -well you fill that in because the lgbt or whatever will be pizzed.

  3. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2019 at 7:56 am

    As any democrap would want you to believe – PIGGY CHEET DOES NOT SMELL BAAAAAAAD !

  4. Avatar

    No local breaking news unkimt Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    This not just in , dumocrat controllers are out of control!

  5. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    I am sure all these governors use Roundup too.

  6. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Rubbish. The earth heats up. The earth cools down. All in great cycles incomprehensible to humans. As for all these scientific farm chemicals pumped into poor porky pig and sprayed onto crops. Carcinogens undoubtedly.

    • Avatar

      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      As for humans…high fructose CORN syrup = obesity. Which ultimately affects the blood and the immune system organs.

    • Avatar

      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 7, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      So the billions of tons of CO2 (a known greenhouse gas) that mankind pumps into the atmosphere every year has no effect on climate, according to you?

      • Avatar

        John Reply Report comment

        August 7, 2019 at 4:09 pm

        The article isn’t about greenhouse gases caused by you breathing, its about biogenic CO2 emissions from agricultural feedstocks. Stop trying to spin this article, Kerry.

        • Avatar

          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 7, 2019 at 9:31 pm

          I’m just amazed at the ignorance some have. Mankind has been burning carbon rich fossil fuels for 150+\- years and dumping the waste into our atmosphere. Where else with Mother Nature is there a free lunch where there is no consequence for such an action? Mankind has undoubtedly changed the climate on our planet, of this there is no question. The only part that is debatable is to what degree.

          • Avatar

            Anonymous

            August 7, 2019 at 10:07 pm

            Fake…a volcano puts off more co2 then humans ever have or ever will , and its natural.

          • Avatar

            Anonymous

            August 7, 2019 at 10:23 pm

            Complete rubbish that you are repeating from some crappy conservative talk show. Any reputable science journal will tell you mankind puts more than 100 times the amount of CO2 into the atmosphere than all the worlds volcanos combined on any given year. Mankind absolutely, 100%, unquestionably has changed earths climate through our use of fossil fuels.

          • Avatar

            Anonymous

            August 8, 2019 at 6:09 am

            One major problem is man made global warming is all fake. When you fakers put October temps in November then WaLa its man made mistakes not facts.

          • Avatar

            Anonymous

            August 8, 2019 at 6:50 am

            How do you fail to see the connection? Mankind pumps billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. CO2 is a known greenhouse gas. You should b able to do the math from here.

          • Avatar

            Anonymous

            August 8, 2019 at 7:48 am

            ^^ Anonymous
            August 8, 2019 at 6:09 am
            “One major problem is man made global warming is all fake…”

            Keep sticking your head in the sand, dumbass.

            “The 10 warmest years in the 139-year record all have occurred since 2005,
            with the five warmest years being the five most recent years” – NASA Global Climate change
            ” 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are due to human activities.”
            “Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the
            greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver.”
            https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

            “The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is to be the result of human activity
            since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented over decades to millennia.”
            https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

          • Avatar

            Anonymous

            August 9, 2019 at 6:41 am

            FAKE NEWS-The climate has always changed and always will. Nothing we can do about it. Even if the U.S. completely disappeared it would still change. The Sheeple just want to believe bull shit.

          • Avatar

            Anonymous

            August 9, 2019 at 10:21 am

            Climate change over the last 100 years is caused by man. Remember leaded gasoline? Remember how that industries which profited from putting lead into gasoline paid ‘scientists’ to say the source of the lead in our breathing air was a natural occurrence? Right now, you are one of the sheeple believing fake science paid for by those that profit from fossil fuels.