Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Agreement advances cleanup efforts at former VA site in Salt Lake City

The Environmental Protection Agency, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) recently signed a Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) on their roles and responsibilities for the rehabilitation of a superfund site in Salt Lake City.
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EPA announces $710,000 in reimbursements for Gold King Mine Release cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a further $710,000 in reimbursements to state, tribal and local governments for costs incurred in the Gold King Mine release response, bringing the regional total in reimbursements to $1.4 million.
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EPA requires emission control measures as part of Utah’s regional haze plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued partial approval and partial disapproval for a regional haze plan submitted by Utah that will reduce haze-forming emissions in the state’s National Parks and Wilderness Areas.
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Missouri Dept. of Conservation highlights Springfield project reducing runoff into area waterways

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently highlighted an urban conservation project in Springfield that converted a 1,000-square-foot patio from impervious concrete to pervious brick, reducing runoff pollution into nearby waterways.
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National Biodiesel Board supports legislation to reform industry tax incentives

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) recently urged Congress to support biodiesel growth through passage of new legislation that would change the industry tax incentive from a blender’s credit to a producer’s credit.
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Missouri gets $2.3 million in wetlands funding from USDA

Fund was made through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP).
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Survey: 80 percent support biofuel use

A recent voter survey indicates Americans are increasingly supportive of biofuels.
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Gardner joins latest effort for permanent Land, Water Conservation Fund renewal

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said late last week that he has added his signature to a bipartisan letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urging a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
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Missouri Department of Conservation biologists honored for quail conservation efforts

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative recently awarded two Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists, Frank Loncarich and Kyle Hedges, with its Fire Bird Conservation Award for their efforts to protect the bobwhite quail through habitat improvements.
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Missouri closes parts of Schell-Osage Conservation Area for restoration project

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) said on Tuesday that parts of the Schell-Osage Conservation Area that fall within Vernon and St. Clair Counties will be closed until April 1, 2016, for removal of invasive trees from prairies and old fields, as part of a grassland-restoration project.
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Missouri's conservation department now accepting applications for firefighting grants

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced on Monday that it is accepting applications for the 2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance Matching Grant Program until Oct. 30, 2015, which is a shorter timetable than past years.
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National Biodiesel Board testifies on EPA Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

Members of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) testified at today’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on its proposed volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), supporting the EPA’s increases but also calling for a larger change in the final rule.
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Senators call for repeal of Waters of the U.S. proposal

Late last week, Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) announced their intent to introduce bipartisan legislation to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the United States proposal.
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Noble Energy Inc. reaches settlement over Colorado emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice (DOJ) and state of Colorado announced today they have reached a settlement with Noble Energy Inc. over volatile organic compounds emissions in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.
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