Thursday, June 29, 2017
Idaho DEQ announces $2.6 million wastwater construction loan to Hagerman

The City of Hagerman, Idaho, located in Gooding County, recently received a $2.6 million low-interest wastewater construction loan from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ), which will allow it to make significant improvements to its wastewater infrastructure.
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Zachary Harris appointed to Georgia’s Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee

The Georgia Board of Natural Resources recently appointed Zachary Harris, a litigation associate from Atwood Choate, P.C., of St. Simons Island, to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee.
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EPA and CDC recommend aerial spraying in Puerto Rico to control mosquitos

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently advocated for aerial spraying in Puerto Rico to help control mosquito populations and slow the spread of the Zika virus.
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USDA awards $44.6 million for wetlands protection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded $44.6 million to wetland enhancement projects in 12 states, which collectively cover approximately 15,000 acres of in critical watersheds, through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP).
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Maine DEP releases informal draft of new Wind Energy Act rule

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP) recently released a pre-rulemaking draft that pertains to the Wind Energy Act, addressing some standards that have not been previously addressed in existing rules.
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EPA issues final rule for Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized its rule that places restrictions on the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites, a step toward reducing or eliminating open water disposal of dredged material in the Sound.
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EPA and Navajo Nation remove two underground storage tanks from former gas station

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently located and removed two underground storage tanks in McKinley County, New Mexico, at the site of the former Smith Lake Trading Post, which might have been buried since the 1950s or 1960s.
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Tulsa receives $300,000 For Brownfields cleanup

Tulsa, Oklahoma, projects to clean up contaminated property recently received $300,000 in supplemental funding from the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), a portion of the $10.7 million recently awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA awards $400,000 in supplemental funding for Chattanooga brownfield projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded two projects in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a combined $400,000 in hazardous supplemental funding through the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).
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VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania wins Federal Green Challenge Award for electronics recycling

The James E. Van Zandt Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, recently received a Federal Green Challenge Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) thanks to its achievements in recycling electronics.
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CEI praises court stay of EPA’s Regional Haze federal plan for Texas

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) praised a recent decision from the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which stayed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Haze federal plan for Texas.
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EPA provides $10.7 million in supplemental funding for brownfields properties

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently supported cleanup and redevelopment projects addressing brownfield properties in more than 40 communities through approximately $10.7 million in supplemental funding.
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$4.4M loan to improve Lava Hot Springs drinking water infrastructure

Lava Hot Springs in Bannock County, Idaho will receive much needed upgrades to its water system through a $4.4 million low-interest drinking water construction loan awarded by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
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Federal court halts environmental group's attempt to stop LNG expansion

The Sierra Club’s attempt to stop the expansion of liquid natural gas (LNG) exports from terminals in Louisiana and Texas due to adverse environment impact was struck down recently by a federal appeals court.
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EPA, DOT and CARB release report on emissions and fuel economy standards

The Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and California Air Resource Board (CARB) recently released the draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR) for emissions and fuel economy standards for light duty cars and trucks.
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EPA and DOJ settle with Par Hawaii Refining for violations at Kapolei Refinery

Par Hawaii Refining recently agreed to a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding Clean Air Act violations at the company's Kapolei Refinery.
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EPA and DOJ settle with Enbridge over 2010 oil spills in Michigan and Illinois

Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership and several related companies recently reached a settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) over 2010 oil spills in Marshall, Michigan and Romeoville, Illinois.
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EPA releases new report on corrosion in diesel fuel underground storage tanks

A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) details concerns over corrosion in diesel fuel underground storage tanks (USTs), which can impact tank system components and potentially lead to releases and groundwater contamination.
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EPA settles with Pennsylvania dairy company for Clean Air Act violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reached a settlement with Galliker Dairy Company following alleged hazardous substance regulation violations at the company’s Johnstown, Pennsylvania, dairy products manufacturing plant.
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EPA issues partial decision for Missouri’s 2016 list of impaired waters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its partial decision of Missouri’s 2016 list of impaired waters, wherein it approves the 307 waters listed as impaired and the 16 water removed from the list.
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