Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Nebraska governor selects new Department of Environmental Quality director

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced on March 2 that Jim Macy would take the reins as the next director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
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ECOS representative supports state-based coal ash management

A representative of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) recently announced his support for a bill that would set up a state-based regulatory program to ensure the safe management and disposal of coal ash.
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Waste management association president says coal ash disposal bill now addresses states' concerns

The President of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) said the draft of a bill concerning the disposal of coal ash now addresses state concerns.
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EPA grants Tetra Tech $20 million research contract

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) recently granted Tetra Tech, Inc. a five-year, $20 million contract that will enable Tetra Tech to evaluate, test and report on biological, chemical, radiological and other potentially contaminating agents.
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EPA and FDA announce Memorandum of Understanding

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the two organizations will now share data through a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Harvard professor says EPA is 'burning the constitution'

Laurence Tribe says agency doesn't have authority to adopt Clean Power Plan
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Healey lends support to Toxic Chemical Protection Act

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently expressed support for legislation introduced by U.S.
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Energy and Power subcommittee evaluate EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee, led by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), is continuing its review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Clean Power Plan to determine its legality and resulting expenses for existing power plants.
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EPA extends comment period on chlorpyrifos risk assessment

Comments about pesticides containing chemical will be accepted until April 30.
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Smith holds hearing on EPA ozone rule

Congressman says it's too early for stricter regulatory rules
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Inhofe asks EPA to respond to petition on NGV rule

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy Tuesday requesting an update on EPA’s consideration of the VNG/NGVAmerica petition.
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