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Washington, D.C.: William D. Ruckelshaus, director of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Peter Melnik, a fourth-generation dairy farmer, owns Bar-Way Farm, Inc. in Deerfield, Mass. He has an anaerobic digester on his farm that converts food waste into renewable energy.
Essex Farm differs from many large modern farms that focus on one or two cash crops. Instead, the Kimballs raise everything from sheep to cabbages, selling their food directly to customers. They've become national evangelists of the small farm, local food movement.
A process tower flies through air after exploding at the TPC Group Petrochemical Plant, after an earlier massive explosion sparked a blaze at the plant in Port Neches, Texas, on Wednesday.