Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Idaho DEQ processing permit modification request from K&T Steel

K&T Steel submitted a permit modification request to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality regarding its Twin Falls facility, where the company conducts steel fabrication and tank manufacturing activities.
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EPA awards City of Jacksonville, four local organizations with Excellence in Site Reuse Award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the City of Jacksonville and four local organizations with its Excellence in Site Reuse award for Region 4, honoring them for their work on the Jacksonville Ash and Brown's Dump Superfund sites.
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Carrier to host 2015 World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste

UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s Carrier will host its second annual World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste in Singapore from December 2 to 3, bringing industry leaders together to discuss the benefits of an improved cold chain.
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Washington Department of Ecology enacts Stage 1 burn ban for seven counties

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Kittias, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties from November 27 to December 1, pending weather conditions.
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EPA issues outdoor burning bans for 13 Washington State reservations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has placed a ban on outdoor burning in 13 Indian reservations throughout Washington State following stagnant air conditions and air quality monitoring readings that suggest elevated levels of air pollution.
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EPA uses drone to inspect Pennsylvania’s Ambler Asbestos Piles Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will use a drone-mounted camera to photograph isolated areas of the Ambler Asbestos Piles Superfund Site in Ambler, Pennsylvania.
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Idaho DEQ accepting public comment on Idaho National Laboratory Site Treatment Plan

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will be accepting public comment on the Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) annual update to its Site Treatment Plan (STP) until December 31.
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Inhofe condemns Obama speech at COP21

Following President Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climage Change (UNFCC) 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21), U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) issued a statement.
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Ohio EPA to update OAC rules on biosolids and sewage sludge

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently announced its intention to update rules in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) relating to sewage sludge and biosolids after a required five-year review of the regulations.
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EPA finalizes increased volume requirements for Renewable Fuel Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized increased volume requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2014, 2015 and 2016, as well as the requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2014 to 2017.
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Pennsylvania DEP awards Winslow Township mine reclamation project to P & N Coal Company

P & N Coal Company, Inc. won a bid from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to manage the mine reclamation project in Jefferson County’s Winslow Township.
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Jenkins urges House support against Clean Power Plan

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) urged his fellow legislators to vote in favor of joint resolutions of disapproval for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.
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Cramer applauds House advancement of Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) celebrated the House advancement of the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act, which received unanimous approval in the Senate in June and will now go to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
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Smith votes in favor of Senate joint resolutions opposing Clean Power Plan

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, condemned the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat climate change this week after voting to advance measures that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.
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Energy and Power Subcommittee holds hearing on FERC

The Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing this week on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), examining its current role and timeliness issues related to licensing.
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Oregon DEQ to propose updates to water quality standards for copper

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is beginning work toward proposing new water quality standards for copper, which will be based on the Biotic Ligand Model rather than simply water hardness correction.
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Michigan DEQ awards Hazel Park $2 million Brownfields redevelopment loan

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will provide a $2-million loan to the City of Hazel Park to fund environmental response activities and a vapor mitigation system at a former landfill.
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Michigan DEQ funds Southwest Detroit Environment Vision Project to replace four old trucks with clean diesel versions

Using a federal grand administered by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV), recently completed a project to replace four old trucks belonging to local businesses with clean diesel trucks.
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Massachusetts receives $63.7 million in federal funding for water quality projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Massachusetts $63.7 million in funding through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs, allowing the state to upgrade sewage plants, drinking water systems and aging infrastructure.
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National Farmers Union president calls for increased action on climate change

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson spoke of the need for more action to combat climate change and more risk management tools for American farmers.
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