Tuesday, June 27, 2017
NRDC celebrates California's agriculture antibiotics limits

Governor signed legislation to limit antibiotic use in animals to only those who are sick.
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Minnesota DNR begins pilot program to combat zebra mussels

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced  Monday that after discovering small infestations of zebra mussels in some of the state's lakes, it will be initiating pilot projects designed in cooperation with the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC).
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Coeur D'Alene awarded $20 million wastewater improvement loan

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality loan will save city more than $4.80 million
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Smith slams abrupt EPA move not to allow development of Alaska mine

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, sent a letter on Wednesday to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, questioning the agency's decision to block exploration and development of mineral deposits at Alaska’s Pebble Mine before any environmental reports or permit applications were submitted.
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Texas A&M Agrilife Research Extension Center wins WaterSense award

The Agrilife Center won based on its work to promote the WaterSense program in its region.
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Environmental cleanup completed at Cornet Bay Marina

The Cornet Bay Marina environmental cleanup site near Oak Harbor, Washington, will soon be removed from the state's contaminated sites list.
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Federal officials visit Mojave Desert for land management meeting

Accepting an invitation from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor and U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Robert Bonnie joined a public meeting in the Mojave Desert to hear discussions on the management of public lands in the region.
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Minnesota agency fights environmental impact on St. Louis Bay site

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is fighting the fallout from more than 150 years of historic industrial activity in an aquatic habitat restoration project for the 21st Avenue West channel of St. Louis Bay.
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New Jersey reports spread of Emerald Ash Borer to 6 counties

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture announced Oct. 8 that the emerald ash borer (EAB) is now active in six counties, where the invasive beetle species is attacking and killing the state’s ash trees.
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Minnesota prepares for next round of clean diesel grants

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will likely award roughly $270,000 in federal grants in late October to fund diesel engine replacement or retrofitting, a move that could cut emissions by an equivalent of thousands of cars.
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Emerald Ash Borer beetle present in 14 N.J. towns, 6 counties

Monitoring by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) as well as homeowners has confirmed the beetles’ presence in Bergen County, Burlington County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Somerset County and Monmouth County.
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USDA awards $30 million for wetlands protection and restoration

Six states to receive funds as part of the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership.
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USDA to invest $30 million to protect wetlands in six states

Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee and Nebraska to receive funds.
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USDA details efforts to protect country's water from harmful runoff

USDA has invested $370 million toward water quality projects in U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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Curbelo proposal would boost water infrastructure projects

Updated Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act aimed at boosting investments
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EPA provides updates on several outreach programs

Updates include Environmental Justice grants, Visualize Your Water Challenge and RE-Powering Initiative.
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Subcommittee on Water Resources to Hold Hearing on Good Samaritan Mine Cleanup Efforts

BodyHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources, which is part of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee and chaired by Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), will hold a meeting on Good Samaritan efforts to cleanup abandoned mines on Oct. 21, 2015.
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