Monday, September 25, 2017
Ohio EPA provides $107 million in loans for Euclid wastewater system improvements

The low-interest loans will protect Lake Erie from sewer overflows and water discharges.
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Inhofe calls out Democrats critical of WOTUS rule, urges passage of resolution of disapproval

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) delivered a speech on the Senate floor this week, chiding Democratic senators who delayed progress on S. 1140.
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State Street named Top 100 green power purchasers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Boston’s State Street Corp. under its Green Power Partnership.
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EPA finds elevated particulate matter concentrations at Chicago’s Union Station

Elevated concentrations of particulate matter put the young, elderly and those with respiratory diseases at risk,
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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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New York State DEC nixes TMDL trading program

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) rejects the trading program for total maximum daily loads (TMDL) for phosphorus.
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Minnesota releases report on Goose Creek Watershed

The reports outline measures to protect and restore the waterway.
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EPA’s STAR program gives $4 million in grants for drought research

The grants were made to Clemson University, University of Colorado, Public Policy Institute of California and the University of Utah.
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TVA orchestrates balancing act between competing interests

The Tennessee Valley Authority currently has no plans to alter its reservoir operating guides.
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Smith investigates potential misuse of public funds

The investigation seeks to uncover whether the Institute of Global Environment and Society used $63 million in federal funds inappropriately.
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Smith calls Keystone XL rejection a ‘loss for Americans’

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) said President Obama’s decision was influenced by environmental extremists.
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House advances Gosar amendment for H.R. 22 to streamline federal permitting

The bill seeks to lessen the EPA's influence on the federal permitting process for critical infrastructure projects.
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Washington DEQ proposes permit changes to allow easier aquatic plant control

The changes would reduce the amount of paperwork during the application process and streamline the environmental review procedure.
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Oregon delists wolves from state ESA

Following an all-day meeting, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to delist wolves from the state’s Endangered Species Act on Monday, though wolf taking will remain highly regulated.
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Inhofe: New NERA report shows clean power plan is ‘all pain for no gain’

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman, said the plan will increase energy rates.
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Arizona DEQ proposes permit renewal for Globe wastewater treatment plant

The permit will allow the city’s wastewater treatment plant to discharge pollutants into water.
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EPA announces $520,000 in Border 2020 grants

The grants will promote public health and environmental protection in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
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