Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Whitfield continues to push back against Clean Power Plan

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), who chairs the Energy and Power Subcommittee, criticized statements from Edison Electric Institute representatives.
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Army Corps of Engineers reports on future water resources development reviewed

The House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment recently held a hearing on the Army Corps of Engineer’s activities on future water resources development, reviewing required reports as the subcommittee prepares for the next Water Resource Development Act (WRDA).
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Iowa Gov. Branstad wins Renewable Fuel Association 2016 Industry Award

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently honored Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with the RFA 2016 Industry Award for his consistent promotion of the American ethanol industry.
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Washington Dept. of Ecology and Chelan County plan EIS for Icicle Creek Water Resource Strategy

BodyAs the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and Chelan County prepare for a programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) for the recently advanced Icicle Creek Water Resource Strategy, the department is accepting public input on the EIS’s scope.
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Three university teams from EPA Midwest Region earn funding to develop sustainable technologies

Three student teams from universities in the Midwest will compete with 35 other teams from throughout the country in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program.
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Louisiana environmental organizations plan workshop on environmental law enforcement

A coalition of federal and state environmental agencies and organizations will host an Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop on March 23 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, focusing on environmental crimes and environmental laws.
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EPA accepting proposals for Environmental Education Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting proposals for its 2016 Environmental Education Grants, which are available to educational, governmental and nonprofit organizations across the country.
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Louisiana DEQ Secretary makes three executive staff appointments

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr Brown recently made three appointments to his executive staff: Office of Management and Finance Undersecretary Karyn Andrews, Office of Environmental Compliance Assistant Secretary Lourdes Iturralde and Confidential Advisor to the Secretary Bijan Sharafkhani.
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Rhode Island DEM offering $4 million to support recreational facilities throughout state

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering $4 million in matching grants to promote recreational facilities in communities.
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U.S. and Canada environmental agencies agree to phosphorus targets for Lake Erie

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Canadian Environment and Climate Change Ministry recently committed to Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement targets that will reduce the phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 percent.
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California Governor proposes $175 million cleanup plan for contamination from Former Exide Technologies facility

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown recently proposed a testing and cleanup plan to address properties impacted by Vernon, California’s, former Exide Technologies facility that would use a $176.6-million budget to hasten progress and expand the existing efforts.
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Louisiana DEQ raises awareness of nonpoint source pollution with March workshops

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is increasing public awareness of nonpoint source pollution throughout the state with four workshops on the topic throughout the month of March.
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EPA selects Washington State University, Gonzaga University for P3 sustainability grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected two Washington universities, Washington State University (WSU) and Gonzaga University, to compete in this year’s People, Prosperity and Planet (P3) program, awarding student teams from each school $15,000 to develop sustainable technology.
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HHS Secretary details department’s work in Flint

Following a recent trip to Flint, Michigan, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell praised the resilience and strength of the community and highlighted her department’s work to address the health effects residents may face.
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EPA releases 7 National Enforcement Initiatives for 2017-2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the seven National Enforcement Initiatives that it will be focusing on in the next cycle, beginning on Oct. 1, which will direct the agency’s enforcement work for fiscal years 2017 to 2019.
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EPA registers Syngenta’s Ballista LFC insecticide

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently registered Syngenta’s Ballista LFC insecticide, which farmers will be able to use to combat soil-dwelling corn insect pests after it gains state registrations
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EPA Clean Diesel Program allows for replacement of 31 school buses in Connecticut

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded six Clean Diesel Program rebates to schools and school bus service providers in Connecticut, facilitating the replacement of 31 school buses with a total of $525,000.
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Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District earns highest honor from Washington Dept. of Ecology

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently awarded the Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District with its highest honor, the Environmental Excellence award, for its work to promote water quality through healthy agricultural practices.
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EPA promotes data accessibility with drinking water mapping application

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a new online mapping tool, the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS), which provides information about watersheds, water sources and water suppliers.
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