State of Arkansas Archives: on Environment
Repeal overly-burdensome regulations that hurt farmers
Agriculture is the bedrock of the Arkansas way of life and that we have to do everything we can to help our farms and farming communities prosper.
Conner's Plan: Stand Up for Arkansas Agriculture and Fight for Farmers
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, ConnerForArkansas.com
Aug 31, 2016
Recognize our farmers for feeding the world
- Cut the red tape and bureaucracy to make USDA work for farmers.
- Fight and repeal senseless, unnecessary or overly-burdensome rules and regulations that hurt farmers and ranchers.
Fight for fairer trade deals that open up new markets to Arkansas commodities, such as rice, beef and poultry.
- Support Trade of Arkansas commodities with Cuba
- Oppose the TPP, which will hurt Arkansas rice and undermine some of
our largest rice markets
- Protect hard-working farmers affected by harsh, uncontrollable conditions so that we incentivize sustained cultivation and ensure a safe food supply
EPA poses a serious threat to property rights
The EPA is out of control, and poses a serious threat to property rights.
I will work tirelessly to rein in this agency, and find smarter, less intrusive ways to preserve our beautiful State and Nation.
Source: 2016 Arkansas Senate campaign website, CurtisColeman.com
Nov 11, 2015
EPA regulations make dirtier climate abroad & no gain in US
Boozman said the effects of the EPA regulation extend to the national and even international level. He said if the US stops burning coal, countries like China and India say they will still continue to burn it. "They burn it without the protections we
have," Boozman said. "So if we go along with the EPA, it's all pain and no gain on the part of the US. You'll actually have a dirtier climate as a result of these other countries burning our coal."
On a national level, Boozman is pushing back against
the EPA's mandates: he recently co-sponsored the Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act. He said Congress overwhelmingly opposes the EPA's proposed regulations. During the EPA's public comment period regarding the carbon dioxide emissions mandate, Boozman
said, the public expressed its strong negativity toward the ruling. Congress is currently poised to enact more legislation once the EPA implements its ruling, Boozman said: "We're pulling out all the tools in our toolbox to protect rate payers and jobs."
Source: KAIT-8 coverage of 2016 Arkansas Senate race
May 27, 2015
Fight EPA expansion of protected waters
As your next Congressman, I will advocate that future agricultural policies should focus on ensuring a reliable and safe food supply by:
Source: 2014 Arkansas House campaign website, BruceWesterman.com
Oct 10, 2014
- Ensuring that the 2014, five-year farm bill is fully implemented and clearly defines U.S. farm policy.
Reducing regulatory and environmental barriers and requirements for job creators in farming and forestry while making critical investments in land stewardship, rural electric, water, and other infrastructure needs that grow job capacity.
A good example of the barriers facing farmers is the EPA's proposed rule to redefine the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act. Under President Obama's EPA, small streams and ditches would be regulated even if they are miles away from
navigable waters, even if they are dry most of the time. This unfair expansion of power defies common sense and puts the livelihoods of Arkansas farmers in jeopardy.
Important to preserve forests to protect jobs
The Arkansas Forestry Commission marks its 80th anniversary this year. They have led the effort of preserving, protecting and restoring the approximately 18.5 million acres of forestland. They manage our private and public forest lands with a commitment
to sustainability, while maintaining Arkansas's largest manufacturing sector. The forest-products industry directly employs more than 30,000 Arkansans and contributes more than $1.5-billion in payroll to our economy every year.
Source: Arkansas 2011 gubernatorial press release #2801
Mar 25, 2011
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