Laws & Regulations

April 13, 2018

DEADLINE: IJNR's Upper Mississippi River Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists on an expenses-paid exploration of the upper reaches of the Mississippi River basin, Jun 16-23, 2018. Take a deep dive into agriculture, water quality and the implications of the next Farm Bill. Apply by Apr 13.

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"Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’"

"PORT FOURCHON, La. — A dozen miles off the coast, on a rusty, aging platform, workers in hard hats and overalls spend their days extracting oil and gas from the ocean floor before retreating at night into tiny weather-beaten steel cubes that act as dorms."

Source: NY Times, 03/12/2018

"What Swamp? Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers To Work For Trump"

"President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite Trump’s promises as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington."

Source: AP, 03/09/2018

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