Monday, September 25, 2017
Ringed crayfish infestation found in Willamette Watershed

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) confirmed last week that ringed crayfish have been discovered in the Willamette River drainage.
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Inhofe opposes new carbon standards for power plans

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe condemned the final carbon emission standards for fossil-fuel fired power plants in a statement after the regulations were published in the Federal Register.
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Maine DEP introduces new climate adaptation toolkit

The toolkit is an online reference library that gives communities another resource for adapting to changes in the regional climate.
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Minnesota DNR confirms zebra mussel infestation in Christmas Lake

Despite aggressive treatment earlier in the year, the invasive species has established a colony in Shorewood’s Christmas Lake.
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USDS provides $173 million in loan guarantees and grants

The loans and grants will fund 1,114 energy efficiency projects for rural businesses and farmers.
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Whitfield introduces Congressional Review Act Resolutions on EPA Clean Power Plan

The resolutions contest the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent Clean Power Plan, which regulates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new and existing power plants using fossil fuels.
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Sebring nabs $1.5 million loan for drinking water improvements

The Ohio Environment Protection Agency provided the funds through its Water Supply Revolving Loan Account.
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Michigan DEQ seeks comments on proposed changes to Air Pollution Control Rules

The revisions focus on transparency, public engagement and toxic air contaminant analysis.
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USDA Secretary Vilsack to announce biofuel infrastructure grants

Through the grants announced today, the USDA is encouraging infrastructure improvements that will allow gas stations to offer ethanol blends.
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EPA funds alternative water supply for area surrounding Connecticut's Durham Meadows Superfund Site

Many homes and businesses in the area are using treatment systems or bottled water due to groundwater contamination.
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Wisconsin DNR releases updated impaired waterways list

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently updated its list of impaired waterways, adding 209 waters to be targeted in a pollution-reduction plan despite overall reductions in runoff levels in major rivers over the last 20 years.
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New Mexico's regional haze plan moves closer to EPA approval

New Mexico’s regional haze plan moved closer to implementation on Wednesday as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has proposed approving the state’s measures to meet the Clean Air Act’s requirements.
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EPA announces $2 million in DERA funding for Pacific Northwest

State and local organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington will receive nearly $2 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for projects supporting the goals of the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA).
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MTU and Daimler to partner on diesel engine development

MTU, a Rolls-Royce subsidiary, and Daimler have agreed to continue working together on developing and building high-speed diesel engines for commercial, industrial and agricultural uses, according to a Tuesday announcement.
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Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board holds first meeting

During its first meeting, the board discussed organizational matters and reviewed its responsibilities.
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