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OPINION: Politicians saving us from non-existent ‘farm dust’ law

January 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

An entirely new way of lawmaking was pioneered Dec. 8 when the U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a one-year moratorium on the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate farm dust despite EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s repeated promises in both House testimony and letters to Congress to do no such thing. Continue Reading

Noem’s farm dust bill passes through subcommittee

November 3, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Rep. Kristi Noem’s bill to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from creating additional rules on farm dust passed its first hurdle Thursday.
The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power passed Noem’s bill, H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, 12-9. It will now move to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.
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