Monday, September 25, 2017
Alameda County preparing 2016 update to Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

California’s Alameda County is in the planning process to update its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to include measures against the effects of climate change and the county’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS).
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Idaho DEQ accepting comments on draft permit renewals for Clearwater Paper Corporation

Clearwater Paper Corporation seeks to extend its air quality permits for another five years.
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Birmingham to unveil mural celebrating rare local fish

The Center for Biological Diversity plans to unveil a mural in Birmingham, Alabama that celebrates the watercress darter, an endangered fish native to the metropolitan area.
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New and retrofitting green construction contributes to economy

The Environmental Defense Fund recently highlighted the growing economic importance of green building, which is contributing billions of dollars to the economy.
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American Farm Bureau joins other industry groups in urging legislative solution to WOTUS flaws

The American Farm Bureau joined 54 industrial organizations in sending a letter to 11 senators who recently requested guidance on the implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule.
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IECA supports Senate Joint Resolution disapproving of Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan would regulate carbon emissions from new and existing fossil fuel fired power plants.
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NJ to receive $28 million for repairs to seawall damaged in Superstorm Sandy

The grant, which will go to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, will provide 90 percent of the funding to complete the seawall project.
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CA Gov. Brown celebrates Under 2 MOU growth

The Under 2 MOU is an agreement amongst cities, states and countries that seeks to limit the average increase in global temperature to less than 2 degrees Celcius.
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Biodiesel leaders urge tax incentive for domestic biodiesel production

Approximately 100 leaders from the biodiesel industry pushed for Congress to reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive this week.
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Okinawan delegation travels to U.S. to protest military base development impacting local endangered species

A delegation of political and community leaders from Okinawa, Japan oppose a new military base in Henoko and Oura Bay, a key habitat for endangered species.
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Idaho DEQ seeks public comment on air quality permit for Northwest Pipeline LLC

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comments on a permit renewal for Northwest Pipeline LLC’s Pegram facility that would extend the department’s regulation of the company’s emissions.
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Merkley bill calls for end to federal leasing of fossil fuel extraction on public lands

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) recently introduced a bill called the Keep It in the Ground Act to prevent federal leases for fossil fuel extraction from public lands.
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Great Western Malting requests air quality permit modification from Idaho DEQ

Great Western Malting has requested modifications to its air quality permit to construct (PTC) for its barley and wheat malt and feed facility in Pocatello, Idaho
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Georgia EPD schedules stakeholder meeting on Clean Energy Incentive Program

The Air Protection Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has scheduled a meeting on January 7 for stakeholders to discuss the Clean Power Plan’s Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP).
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EPA proposes changes to Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed revisions to its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to lessen the impact of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions on downwind states.
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EPA hosts graduation ceremony for Superfund Job Training initiative in Columbus, MS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently marked the graduation of 17 Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI) particpants from the area surrounding Mississippi‘s Kerr McGee Chemical Superfund Site.
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