Energy & Environment

BACON FIGHTS FOR FAMILY FARMS IN NEBRASKA

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Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after attending a press conference with the Nebraska Farm Bureau at Husker Harvest Days. “During my time in Congress, I have met countless farmers, ranchers, and producers in Nebraska that have helped our state thrive and strengthened our local economy. However, many family farms that have been operating for generations wi...

Major Disaster Declaration Approved for Nebraska

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LINCOLN, NEB. – Following requests by Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska congressional delegation, President Joe Biden yesterday issued a major disaster declaration for the state of Nebraska. The declaration will allow for federal funds to begin flowing to portions of the state impacted by severe thunderstorms between July 9 and July 10. “Nebraska communities devasted by July’s heavy thunders...

July storms caused more than $30 million in damage in Nebraska

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July storms caused more than $30 million in damage in Nebraska and left more than one-third of the state without electrical power, according to the state’s congressional delegation. The delegation cited the impact of the storm in a letter to President Joe Biden supporting Gov. Pete Ricketts’ request for federal disaster aid. The letter was signed by Sens. Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer and Reps. Don B...

Nebraska’s entire congressional delegation pens letter to President Biden on help from July wind storm

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - While most of the mess from the wind storm last month is cleaned up, more help is needed. Nebraska’s entire congressional delegation wrote a letter to President Biden on Tuesday. The letter supports Gov. Ricketts’ request for a major disaster declaration for heavily impacted communities across the state on July 9th and 10th. Fourteen Nebraska counties are included in the reque...

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Growing Climate Solutions Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which aims to remove barriers for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to participate in the voluntary carbon credit marketplace. As producers look to reduce their environmental footprint, they often look to the carbon credit marketplace to offset their emissions. Problem Solvers, Rep. Abigail Spanbe...

Senate OKs bill to boost ag carbon markets

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Brushing aside objections from some fossil fuel industry advocates, the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill intended to lay the groundwork for ag carbon markets by putting USDA in charge of certifying farm advisers and credit verifiers. Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said that passage of the Growing Climate Solutions Act was a “landmark” step toward using agr...

BACON RECEIVES 2020 FUELING GROWTH AWARD

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) has been awarded the 2020 Fueling Growth Award from Growth Energy, the leading biofuel trade association in the United States. The association’s mission is to represent and support the ethanol industry which is responsible for feeding and fueling America through energy independence, economic advancement, and creating a safer and healthier environmen...

Bacon, Spanberger to Introduce Growing Climate Solutions Act

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Don Bacon (NE-R-02) joined Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-D-07) to announce plans to introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act in the House. Introduced in the Senate by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the bill seeks to help farmers, ranchers and foresters participate in the voluntary carbon market by establishing a Greenhouse Gas Technic...

Rep. Bacon Statement on WOTUS Repeal

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— Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement today following the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule: “The Waters of the US Rule was the prime example of government overreach and resulted in costly compliance measures. It placed burdensome regulations on Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, landowners, county governments and others that unnecessarily delayed infras...