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  • Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Merger of Two Agencies

    June 24, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, along with Director Jim Macy, head of the newly created Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, celebrated the merger of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Nebraska Energy Office. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Launching RFS Waiver Review

    June 21, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to review the practice of issuing waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Mourn Passing of Trooper Jerry Smith

    June 20, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Trooper Jerry Smith (#373) had been killed in a car accident this morning in Morrill County.
  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Mourn Passing of Trooper Jerry Smith

    June 20, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Trooper Jerry Smith (#373) had been killed in a car accident this morning in Morrill County.
  • Gov. Ricketts Promotes Pine Ridge Turkey Hunt

    June 19, 2019
    CHADRON – Today, the Pine Ridge Wild Turkey Hunt Committee announced that its annual autumn turkey hunt will be renamed as The Governor’s Pine Ridge Wild Turkey Hunt (Turkey Hunt).  Committee Chairman Carl Larsen made the official announcement at the Diplomats event, held at the Holiday Inn Express in Chadron.
  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds President Trump’s Rollback of Job-Killing Clean Power Plan

    June 19, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler had finalized the repeal of President Barack Obama’s job-killing Clean Power Plan (CPP).
  • Gov. Ricketts Blasts NYC Mayor’s “War On Beef”

    June 18, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement blasting a new initiative by New York City (NYC) Mayor Bill de Blasio that proposes to reduce beef consumption by 50 percent and end the use of processed meat in NYC’s municipal facilities.