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Feb 5, 2014

Minnesota Lawmakers Make It Easier to Transport Additional Propane to Minnesota and Other Areas Affected by Ongoing Propane Shortage

In response to a letter sent by the lawmakers last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it was extending the State Emergency Declaration hours-of-service exemption to March 1st in the Midwest region. The exemption will give propane suppliers the ability to safely transport propane via roadways from areas with a larger supply to regions affected by the shortage like Minnesota. More than 200,000 households in Minnesota rely on propane as their main source of heat.

Jan 31, 2014

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 1/31/2014

2014 Farm Bill passage in House, propane shortage, Canadian Consul General, MN Wheat Growers, and newest Yellow Ribbon County member.

Jan 27, 2014

Minnesota Lawmakers, Governor Dayton Call for Immediate Action to Address Critical Propane Shortage

In a letter to President Obama, the lawmakers and Governor urged the Administration to knock down regulatory barriers and take additional steps to alleviate the shortage and provide relief to families and agriculture producers.

Jan 17, 2014

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 1/17/2014

EPA meeting, tour requests, Moorheads new mayor, FEMA Youth Preparedness Council, and economic disaster loans.

Jan 15, 2014

Peterson Meets with EPA Administrator on RFS

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today hosted a meeting with members of Congress and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to express their disappointment in EPA’s proposed volume numbers for 2014. The EPA has proposed significant reductions to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

Dec 13, 2013

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 12/13

Farm bill update, MN Telecom Alliance, Cargill, and SEIU meetings, National Guards birthday, and a few legislative updates.

Dec 6, 2013

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 12/6

Farm Bill update, MN state legislators visit Washington, Doctor of the Year, military matters, and new community center for the village of Big Elbow Lake.

Nov 16, 2013

White Earth awarded $600,000 from Energy Department for biomass project

(Washington, DC) -- Congressman Collin Peterson announced that the White Earth Tribal Council has been awarded $642,899 from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a woody biomass-fueled boiler facility at the boiler room of the Tribe’s casino and hotel in Mahnomen, Minnesota.

Oct 11, 2013

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 10/11

Gridlock in Washington, Minnesota Soldiers deployed, Postal Service update, Growth Energy, Walk to End Alzheimers, National 4-H Week, and a tribute to Senator Rod Grams.

Sep 13, 2013

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 9/13

9/11 Anniversary, MN Pork Producers, MN Farm Bureau, MN Farmers Union, Golden Triangle award, MFU FFA Essay Winner Alexis Strong, World Alzheimers Month, Growth Energy, Schwan Food, and visitors from the 7th.

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