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National Energy Policy: DOE Announces Actions to Advance American Artificial Intelligence
On April 29, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy announced several actions intended to advance the use and safety of artificial intelligence across a variety of fields including modernizing the electrical grid, clean energy, national security, climate forecasting, environmental modeling, and emergency response. DOE

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Food Safety: FDA Publishes Final Rule for Pre-Harvest Agricultural Water

International Development: European Parliament Approves the Net-Zero Industry Act
On Thursday, April 25, 2024, the members of the European Parliament voted to approve the Net-Zero Industry Act, which will create “a framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s net-zero technology products manufacturing ecosystem.” The proposal was adopted with “361 votes to 121, with 45 abstentions,”

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 Avian Influenza: USDA Issues Order Requiring Testing, Reporting for Interstate Dairy Cattle Movement 
On April 24, 2024, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection

Methane Emissions: DOT and PHMSA Announce Pipeline Repair Funding to Reduce Emissions
On April 3, 2024, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that $392 million of funding will be dedicated to modernizing pipeline systems and infrastructure with the stated goal of preventing methane pollution emissions.