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Earlier this month, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report titled “Climate Change Will Cost Farmers Far More than a Climate Bill.” Soon thereafter, Mike Held, administrative director of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, sent The Daily Republic a Farm Bureau response to some of the claims in the EWG report. The Daily Republic then gave EWG Midwest Vice President Craig Cox a chance to comment on the Farm Bureau’s responses. Following is the verbatim text from both sides.

Catch shares are a double-edged sword to be used with caution and a good deal of forethought, expert participants agreed yesterday at the start of a high-level workshop on the preferred tool of the Obama administration to modernize the regulation of fisheries across America.

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University has received a $628,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to establish the Technical Working Group for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (T-AGG).

The last thing renewable energy needs right now are new transmission lines.

Developed and developing countries argue over their respective climate change duties. There is a way out of the deadlock.

A new analysis backs up assertions by the Obama administration and congressional leaders that key climate regulations will encompass only the largest industrial emitters.

Lawmakers seeking to minimize costs of a new global warming law should consider giving out coupons to industrial firms that can later be used should compliance prices from a cap-and-trade system get too high, according to a *policy brief* from Duke University's Nicholas *Institute* for Environmental Policy Solutions.

How would development programmes look if viewed from the position of scarcity, especially the scarcity of food, water, and energy?

Discussions over how to mitigate climate change's worst effects -- which policies we can and should implement -- have set off one of the most important and most complex debates to take place in Congress.

A report from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says the best place to build a wind power farm would be 40 miles off the North Carolina coast. Bill Holman, Director of State Policy at the Nicholas Institute, says there are a lot of companies that are putting a lot of money into wind power.