Agriculture and Environment

Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides leadership on issues related to food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and nutrition based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. Read More >


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA works to ensure that environmental protection is an integral consideration of U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and  Read More >


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower Read More >


Natural Gas

We are now experiencing a natural gas rush in Pennsylvania. The Marcellus Shale, a 350 million year-old rock formation, extends from southern New York across Pennsylvania, and into parts of Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio.  Scientists estimate that about 50 trillion cubic feet of recoverable  Read More >