Siding with farmers, Trump tells EPA to deny retroactive biofuel waiver requests
With an eye toward shoring up Farm Belt support less than two months before the election, President Trump directed the EPA to deny dozens of oil refiner requests for retroactive waivers from U.S. biofuel laws, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
TODAY’S QUICK HITS
Glowing algae in Chesapeake Bay: A bioluminescent algae — Alexandrium monilatum — that can be harmful to fish and oysters has turned waves blue at night in the lower Chesapeake. (The Virginian-Pilot)
U.S. financial agency warns of climate risk: The Commodities Futures Trading Commission, which regulates trade in agricultural commodities, issued an unprecedented report on the threat climate change — in the form of growing costs of wildfires, storms, droughts, and floods — poses to U.S. financial markets. (New York Times)
Dietitians get pesticide primer from Bayer: The company, the maker of glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, sent an email message to members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics titled, “Questions about pesticides and food? We have answers.” (Food Politics)