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NEWS UPDATE June 7, 2013

Biofuels battles reignite as House bill clears committee

Annie Snider, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted June 7, 2013

Supporters of the military’s efforts to turn to alternative fuels may have won last year’s high-profile battles, but opponents aren’t giving up. During yesterday’s more than 14-hour-long House Armed Services Committee markup of its fiscal 2014 defense policy bill, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) successfully attached three amendments related to the military’s alternative fuel efforts. The committee approved all three by a voice vote and the full bill on a 59-2 vote. [ read more … ]

Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust

By MICHAEL WINES, New York Times  •    •  Posted June 7, 2013

Forty-nine years ago, Ashley Yost’s grandfather sank a well deep into a half-mile square of rich Kansas farmland. He struck an artery of water so prodigious that he could pump 1,600 gallons to the surface every minute. Last year, Mr. Yost was coaxing just 300 gallons from the earth, and pumping up sand in order to do it. By harvest time, the grit had robbed him of $20,000 worth of pumps and any hope of returning to the bumper harvests of years past. [ read more … ]

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