A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.
IOWA CITY, Iowa-- The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans to freeze tuition rates for undergraduates _ and reduce them for law students. The regents voted Wednesday to keep tuition steady for resident undergraduate students at Iowa's three public universities for the second straight year.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Industries with millions of dollars at stake over the U.S. government's plan to lower the amount of biofuel that must be used in 2014 will air their grievances on Thursday in one of the most divisive policy debates of the year.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
CHICAGO, Nov 27- A month ago, Steve Walk was on the brink of deals to sell two big oil refiners some of his company's specialized oil pumps, which serve up fuel that is 85 percent ethanol, a biofuel made mostly from corn.
Nov 26- The Mississippi River remained closed to navigation along an eight-mile stretch near Le Claire, Iowa, on Tuesday after a boat containing up to 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and lube oil struck a submerged object and sank late on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
FEMA has not decided whether to grant the waiver requested by Gerhart in a Sept. 28 letter to President Barack Obama and is still reviewing the request, spokesman Michael Cappannari said Monday.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26- Many U.S. high school students may be headed for trouble in college because they plan to major in a subject that doesn't match their interests. Nearly as many choose majors that are a poor fit, according to College Choice Report: Preferences and Prospects, a report by ACT Inc, the Iowa City, Iowa- based testing and research organization.
Nov 25- The U.S. Coast Guard said it was responding to a sinking vessel and oil discharge into the Mississippi River near Le Claire, Iowa, on Monday. "Approximately 100,000 gallons of petroleum products are reported to be on board the sunken vessel," the Coast Guard said in a statement.
*Soybeans rebound on strong soymeal, Chinese demand. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 25- Soybeans touched their highest price in more than two months on Monday, shaking off earlier losses on support from export demand and soaring soy meal.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 25- Chicago wheat futures climbed on Monday to a two-week high as worries about harvests in Argentina and Australia bolstered potential demand for U.S. wheat. Chicago Board of Trade corn also rose, as funds covered part of their short positions in corn and wheat ahead of Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday.
Nov 22- The Obama administration announced a flurry of fixes to its troubled HealthCare.gov website on Friday that officials said would soon double its current capacity, a crucial step toward getting the system working by a Nov. 30 deadline.
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