Saturday, August 19, 2017
Arkansas Senator Cotton calls for answers from EPA over Gold King Mine spill

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) released a statement Tuesday critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill that released contaminated water into Colorado's Animas River.
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Conservation voters critical of opposition to ozone standards

The League of Conservation Voters Ohio Policy Director Beth Nagusky released a statement Monday condemning attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed ozone standards updates.
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Ohio EPA announces new Lake Erie focus team

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced the reshuffling of several senior staff members who will work exclusively on improving the water quality of Lake Erie via the implementation of a recent agreement between Michigan and Ontario to manage dredge material.
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University of Maryland wins Environmental Finance Center grant

EPA issues grants to nine institutions to continue helping communities fund environmental activities.
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Lamar Smith chastises EPA for not turning over Gold King Mine information

House committee had requested details of EPA activities that triggered wastewater spill
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N.J. legislation makes nearly $2 billion available for water infrastructure systems

Governor signs bills to fund projects to improve drinking water and wastewater facilities
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EPA certifies Cyclone Power Technologies’ Cyclone Engines

All-fuel, clean-tech engines now can be incorporated into generator systems.
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Maryland approves $300,000 in grants for water quality improvement

Money will go toward improving rivers in Western Maryland affected by abandoned mines.
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to hold hearing on EPA's mine spill

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will hold an oversight hearing on the Gold King Mine spill on Sept. 16, allowing committee members to question the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the discharge, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the committee's chairman, said.
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Kansas attorney general joins 27 states in urging withdrawal of Waters of the U.S. rule

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday he joined attorneys general of 27 states in a letter sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding the withdrawal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
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Metromile expands pay-per-mile auto insurance into Pennsylvania

Metromile announced today that it is introducing the United States’ only pay-per-mile insurance model in the Pennsylvania market, which is the nation’s third most expensive for auto insurance.
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Public comments sought on Randolph, WI wastewater treatment plant improvements

Village proposes $3.25 million in repairs and new equipment at facility built in 1983.
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NRDC joins coalition demanding EPA regulation on drilling, fracking waste disposal

Group says it will sue in 60 days if EPA doesn't update regulations on oil and gas waste
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Pacific Northwest companies agree to pay EPA fines

2 companies allegedly violated Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act
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Smith finds 'irony' in EPA's polluting of river as it finalized water rule

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, issued a statement on Thursday slamming the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. Rule, which had been set to go into effect this week.
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EPA settles Clean Water Act violations suit against Jerome, Idaho

The City of Jerome, Idaho, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have reached a settlement over Clean Water Act violations pertaining to wastewater discharges in the Snake River, according to a Thursday release from the EPA.
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EPA and Hawaii DOH announce agreement for Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii Sate Department of Health (DOH) released material on their proposed agreement over the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility with the Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on Thursday.
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