In mid 2014, The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality began a statewide survey to estimate fish consumption rates among Idaho residents. Information from the survey has been used to revise a water quality rule that’s currently under consideration in the 2016 Idaho legislative session. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, rebroadcast from June 2014, we talked about … Continue reading
Pundits and lobbyists say they aren’t aware of much that could make this an explosive session for agricultural issues, but there could be some contention nevertheless, like potential bills dealing with water and animal welfare. On this episode of Elemental Idaho, Capital Press Sean Ellis gives his take on the Governor’s State of the State address and … Continue reading
On this episode (rebroadcast from last fall), and on the heels of our visit with the EPA’s Kate Kelly, I visited with Idaho Power’s Julia Hilton and Idaho DEQ’s Carl Brown for their response to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, its projected impacts, and what’s in store for Idaho. You can hear the original broadcast here.
In June of 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules to limit carbon emissions from US power plants in an effort to counter climate change. After considerable public outreach over the course of the last year, the EPA released the final draft of the Clean Power Plan late last summer. Joining me to talk about Plan, its implementation … Continue reading