Effort to halt WOTUS failed in the Senate

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In early November, the Senate failed to pass S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, that would have halted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineer’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The Senate voted 57-41, falling short of the necessary 60 votes to repeal WOTUS.A broad coalition of agricultural organizations strongly oppose WOTUS and supported S. 1140.“America’s farmers and ranchers care deeply about clean water, and we are committed to protecting it for future generations. But this rule is not based on science or law, does not clarify farmers’ responsibilities under the Clean Water Act and will not improve water quality,” said Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association. “We supported S. 1140 because we believe the EPA, the Corps, farmers and other stakeholders must collaborate on a better rule we can all get behind. While that bill did not pass, we appreciate the Senate’s actions today, and we remain hopeful that cooperation and dialogue can win the day. We have been engaged with EPA from the beginning and our door remains open. Let’s work together on a better rule that will give farmers the certainty they need while protecting America’s water resources.”The bill sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Joe Donnelley, D-Ind. would have repealed the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It also would give those agencies specific instructions and a deadline for rewriting the rule, which is supposed to clarify their authority under the Clean Water Act over various waters.That jurisdiction did include “navigable” waters and waters with a significant hydrologic connection to navigable waters, but the rule broadened that to include, among other water bodies, upstream waters and intermittent and ephemeral streams such as the kind farmers use for drainage and irrigation. It also encompasses lands adjacent to such waters.WOTUS took effect Aug. 28, but implementation of it recently was halted by a U.S. Court of Appeals until litigation over the rule is concluded. Opponents of S. 1140 are expected to filibuster the bill, so proponents will need 60 votes in favor of cutting off debate and moving to a vote on the legislation. If that “cloture” vote fails, the Senate is expected to take up a resolution of disapproval of the WOTUS rule.last_img read more

Without Kyrie Irving, Celtics beat 76ers again

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Playing without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who sprained his right knee Saturday night, the Celtics beat the Sixers for the third straight meeting this season after defeating them in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.“Against a very quality opponent was big, especially on the road without Kyrie, it was huge,” Hayward said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJoel Embiid had 23 points and 14 rebounds and Jimmy Butler scored 22 for Philadelphia.Hayward’s 3 from the corner put Boston up 105-103 and Marcus Smart added a free throw. The Sixers had a chance to tie when Jimmy Butler went to the line for three free throws but he missed two. After a turnover, Embiid lost the ball with under a minute left. Smart then blew past Ben Simmons for a dunk to extend the lead to 108-104 with 24 seconds left. Butler made a driving layup and a free throw to cut it to 108-107. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ “We understood Philly’s been playing at a high level,” Horford said. “We had disappointing losses at home. I felt like our backs were against the wall, so we all needed to come out and set the tone and we did that.”After trailing for nearly the entire first half, the Sixers opened the third quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 55-52 lead. JJ Redick’s 3-pointer capped the run. Minutes later, Simmons thrilled the crowd by driving around Tatum and throwing down a thunderous right-handed jam. But Tatum answered at the opposite end with a spin move around Embiid and dunk over Simmons.NO TAMPERINGThe NBA said Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about possibly working with Simmons in the offseason. The investigation was initiated after it was revealed Sunday that Simmons wanted to meet with Johnson to talk about the art of being an elite point guard. Johnson complimented Simmons publicly on Sunday. Sixers GM Elton Brand said Monday he already told Simmons he wouldn’t allow it.TIP-INSCeltics: Improved to 14-13 on the road. … Horford was 6 for 23 from beyond the arc over his last 10 games before making 3 of 5. … Morris had 17 points.76ers: Fell to 23-7 at home. … Embiid was 9 of 22, including 2 of 8 from 3-point range. … Harris was 0 for 6 beyond the arc.UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.76ers: Visit the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum goes up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court.Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants After Horford sank two free throws, Tobias Harris missed a 3 and Embiid put it back in with only 2.4 seconds left. Butler couldn’t get a desperation 3 off in time before the buzzer sounded as the Sixers dropped their first game in three since acquiring Harris in a flurry of moves last week.“This is a new team,” Simmons said. “There are things we’re going to work on, things we need to get better at, but it’s a good test for us to see where we’re at with this new team. But I’m excited with everyone we have and to see how far we can go.”The Celtics answered the call in their first game since Marcus Morris questioned the team’s toughness after they surrendered leads of 28 points to the Clippers and 18 points to the Lakers on their home court.“Good teams have clunkers, but good teams respond to those with the right effort and approach,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.Both teams are tied for the fourth spot in the East with a 36-21 record.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes No. 2 Duke rallies from 23 down, beats No. 16 Louisville SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea set their price for Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoi

first_imgChelsea set their price for Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are demanding big money from Bayern Munich to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi.The Mirror says Chelsea have told Bayern to stump up £40million if they want to sign Hudson-Odoi.The German giants are believed to have had a bid of £20m rejected after being impressed by the 18-year-old.The Stamford Bridge club appear ready to sell the teenager – but not on the cheap.Hudson-Odoi was promised first team opportunities this season but has found playing time limited under Maurizio Sarri. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoAgent says Atlanta beat Barcelona, Real Madrid to Gonzalo Martínez deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent says Atlanta beat Barcelona, Real Madrid to Gonzalo Martínez dealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Atlanta United’s latest signing, Gonzalo Martínez, has revealed interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.Martinez impressed for River Plate in the recent Copa Libertadores final.”Barcelona and Real Madrid were also interested [in Martínez] but he and his agents saw the potential in the MLS,” agent Guido Albers told De Volkskrant.Martínez, 25, joins Atlanta in a deal worth 15 million euros after starring for River Plate last year. last_img

Alberta government helping new methanol plant with 80M in royalty credits

first_imgThe NDP government has been announcing financing as part of a made-in-Alberta strategy to support diversification in the energy sector.Calgary-based Nauticol announced last fall plans for the new plant, with support from the Western Cree Tribal Council.Methanol is used in making products such as paint, plastic, electronics, shoes and furniture and is used widely in energy applications such as biodiesel.“Nauticol’s major investment in the Peace region means thousands of good jobs and more upgrading of our raw resources into the products the world needs right here at home,” Notley told a news conference in Grande Prairie on Wednesday.“By seizing these opportunities today, we’re making sure our kids and grandkids have new opportunities in a stronger, more diversified energy sector.” GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Alberta is giving $80 million in future royalty credits for construction of a new methanol plant in the province’s northwest.Premier Rachel Notley says Nauticol Energy is to start construction on the $2-billion plant near Grande Prairie next year with an opening set for 2020.She says the project is expected to create 3,000 jobs.last_img read more

Emery wants Auba to aim for the Golden Boot

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery is confident that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can go all the way to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot this season.Aubameyang became the first player to hit double figures and currently top of the scoring charts with 10 league goals after his double inspired the Gunners to a win over rivals Spurs on Sunday.And Emery in a recent report on FourFourTwo challenged the Gabonese striker to maintain his hot streak in their game against United.“I want him to continue improving, and his challenge is also collective and individual,” Emery said ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United on Wednesday.10 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the first player to score with 10 consecutive shots on target in the Premier League since October 2007 (Benni McCarthy for Blackburn). Pinpoint. pic.twitter.com/CHa1Tjyzfb— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 2, 2018Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I want his challenge to be that he has the opportunity to be the best scorer in the Premier League.“We want to help him achieve this and that is because, if he is scoring, he is helping us.“In the last two matches, he has had a very big performance, working and scoring. I want to say to him, ‘Don’t stop, continue with this commitment every match.’“It is also important that he takes confidence from matches like Tottenham. Now is the moment to say to him, ‘Don’t stop’.”last_img read more

Kroos adds to Madrids injury woes

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has been ruled out of action for around three to four weeks with an adductor problem.Kroos injured his adductor in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Real Sociedad and further compounded the club’s woes with other key players equally facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.“Following tests carried out on our player Toni Kroos today by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a grade 2 tear of the adductor muscle in his left leg,” the club revealed in a statement on Monday.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“His recovery will be monitored.” according to quotes cited via the Evening Standard.The German midfielder is set to miss the Liga games against Betis, Sevilla and Espanyol, as well as the two-legged Copa del Rey last-16 tie versus Leganes, but he should be back for the knockout stages of the Champions League next month as Madrid face Ajax home and away.Other players missing out of action are Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz and Marcos Llorente.last_img read more

Captured Tony Maycock for attempted murder

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 20, 2017 – Wanted man, Tony Austin Maycock was arrested without incident on Sunday say Police, at his Windsor Lane home in Nassau; Maycock, 44, is wanted in connection with an attempted murder case.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img

Wildlife Troopers Offer Tips for Hunters As Hunting Seasons Open Statewide

first_imgWildlife Troopers Colonel Doug Massie: “We’ll be checking in with hunters and keeping an eye out for violations of all types. One thing I can’t emphasize enough: Before heading into the field, make sure you’re intimately familiar with the hunting regulations that apply to the areas and game species you plan to hunt.”   HUNTING LICENSES. This almost goes without saying, but Alaska resident hunters, ages 18 years or older – and all nonresident hunters – must possess and carry in the field a valid Alaska state hunting license (see pages 9-11 of the 2019/2020 hunting regulations).HARVEST TICKETS. Before hunting on a harvest ticket, make sure the ticket number(s) is written on your hunting license (page 14 of the 2019/2020 hunting regulations).PERMIT TICKETS. Drawing hunt permits are not valid until signed. Carry your permit(s) with you while hunting (page 15 of the 2019/2020 hunting regulations).PUNCH YOUR HARVEST TICKET. Harvest tickets must be carried in the field and validated immediately upon killing game (page 14 of the 2019/2020 hunting regulations).TROPHIES CAN WAIT. Salvage and remove all meat from the field BEFORE or WHILE packing out the last load with horns or antlers. It’s the right thing to do ethically … it’s also the law (see page 22 of the 2019/2020 hunting regulations).EVIDENCE OF SEX. Hunters who kill a big game animal (other than Dall sheep) where the bag limit is restricted to one sex must keep, until processed for human consumption, enough of the sex organs naturally attached to a rear quarter to show the sex of the animal (page 22 of the 2019/2020 hunting regulations).WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. Calling or texting another hunter to share the location of an animal in the field is illegal. Drones also may not be used for hunting    (page 18 of the 2019/2020 hunting regulations). Serving as the state’s primary law enforcement agency overseeing hunting and fishing regulations, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be busy in August and September. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Excitement is building for Alaska hunters as seasons open this month in many regions for deer, caribou, Dall sheep, moose, mountain goat and other big game species. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be present in full force statewide making sure everybody plays by the rules. The rules above are just a few highlights. For more information, pick up a free copy of the Alaska State Hunting Regulations booklet at any Alaska Department of Fish and Game office or at any license vendor; or view the regulations online athttps://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildliferegulations.huntinglast_img read more