Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Missouri closes parts of Schell-Osage Conservation Area for restoration project

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) said on Tuesday that parts of the Schell-Osage Conservation Area that fall within Vernon and St. Clair Counties will be closed until April 1, 2016, for removal of invasive trees from prairies and old fields, as part of a grassland-restoration project.
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Michigan governor creates Pipeline Safety Advisory Board

With an executive order, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder created the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board on Thursday, a 15-member group drawn from environmental and industry leaders that aims to ensure safety, upkeep and transparency.
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Invasive algae, mud-snail varieties found in Michigan rivers

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the presence of didymo, a freshwater alga, and New Zealand mud snails -- two new invasive species -- in Michigan rivers this week.
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Arizona declares Lake Powell safe for recreational activities

Declaration comes after contaminated water from Gold King Mine spill works its way downstream.
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Congressmen request Gold King Mine spill data

Lawmakers demand Secretary of the Interior share details about events leading up to the accident.
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California EPA lists Roundup as cancer-causing chemical

Center for Biological Diversity applauds "important step toward protecting people and wildlife... ."
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Cramer: Deal reached on management of farm-bill biologists

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) said late last week at a press conference in Bismark, North Dakota, that agriculture and conservation groups have reached an agreement over the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) employment of farm-bill biologists via public-private partnerships.
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California bill targeting water-main leaks sent to governor's desk

The California State Senate sent SB 555, which aims to prevent water loss at utilities by better managing leakage, to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk late last week. If Brown signs the bill into law, it would tackle water waste at urban suppliers by requiring them to report their losses each year.
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Idaho officials seek comment on Little Lost River subbasin plan

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will accept comments until Oct. 8 on its plan for reducing the elevated temperatures in the Little Lost River subbasin.
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Missouri Department of Conservation biologists honored for quail conservation efforts

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative recently awarded two Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists, Frank Loncarich and Kyle Hedges, with its Fire Bird Conservation Award for their efforts to protect the bobwhite quail through habitat improvements.
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Minnesota pheasant population surges 33 percent in past year

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said on Tuesday that the state’s pheasant population has increased 33 percent from 2014, despite continued habitat loss blamed for an overall decline, with the 2015 pheasant index 39 percent below the 10-year average and 59 percent below the long-term average.
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Ohio EPA grants $1.5 million loan to improve Miamisburg water system

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 4 that it has given the city of Miamisburg a low-interest loan to design a project to improve its drinking water softening process.
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EPA, Unilever team up to replace animal use in chemical testing

Collaboration is meant to develop new methods to yield the same information.
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3 Brazilian states join Under 2 MOU

California welcomes latest states to commit to limiting global warming.
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Gosar seeks to impeach McCarthy over water-rule testimony

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) released a statement this week after sending a letter to House colleagues, asking them to co-sponsor his legislation calling for the impeachment of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy.
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Smith leads House hearing on EPA's mine-discharge mishap

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, led the first congressional hearing on the Gold King Mine spill, which was triggered by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspection activity on Aug. 5.
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Court: EPA's water rule in effect in Alabama, most other states

The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year, officially is in effect in Alabama after a federal court's clarification.
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Power Magazine announces EPA general counsel as keynote speaker for December conference

Power Magazine announced Wednesday that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) General Counsel Avi S. Garbow will be the keynote speaker at its Navigating Legal Implications of Power Industry Regulations conference in Las Vegas on Dec. 7.
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Duke Energy reaches settlement deal with EPA

Company to spend $4.4 million on environmental mitigation at 5 North Carolina plants.
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