GOP Farm Bill Mixed Bag for Energy, Efficiency, Conservation and Forestry

On Thursday, April 12, Chairman Conaway introduced a GOP-only Farm Bill and expects the Committee will mark up the bill starting April 18. While the overall conversation is dominated by debate over the future direction of the Nutrition Title (which represents 80 percent of the overall farm bill), there were both good and bad changes to the energy, efficiency, forestry and conservation titles. While EESI is disappointed to not see a bipartisan bill go forward, we appreciate the hard work of the Committee to further a bill that helps during a time when the farm economy is down 50 percent in just a six-year period.  Within, we consider some of the key provisions affecting energy, efficiency, conservation and forestry.

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Headlines: 

1. Republican Farm Bill Calls on Many SNAP Recipients to Work or Go to School 

2. Senators Ask Trump to Stop EPA from Misusing RFS Waiver Authority 

3. A North American Climate Boundary Has Shifted 140 Miles East Due to Global Warming 

4. New Studies Show Ethanol Reduces Toxic Emissions and Improves Air Quality

5. Green Biologics, Kingsford Charcoal Launch EcoLight Lighter Fluid 

 

 

 

 

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