Monday, January 27, 2020
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Issues $1.95 Million Penalty to Sunoco Over Violations at Raystown Lake

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has issued a $1.95 million civil penalty to Sunoco Pipeline for violations resulting from construction activities on the Mariner East 2 pipeline project at Raystown Lake in Penn Township, Huntingdon County.
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SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS: Committee Advances USMCA at Business Meeting

Senate Environment and Public Works issued the following announcement on Jan. 14.Today, U.S.
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NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: NHDES Declares Air Quality Action Days

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is expecting concentrations of fine particle air pollution to reach levels that are unhealthy for sensitive individuals in populated valley areas in southwestern New Hampshire, especially Keene, on Wednesday evening through Saturday.
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TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION: TDEC Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisory on Normandy Reservoir

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced a precautionary fish consumption advisory due to mercury on Normandy Reservoir on the Duck River in Bedford and Coffee counties.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides climate-controlled waiting area for Amtrak customers at Jefferson Landing

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the City of Jefferson, has provided a climate-controlled portable building to serve as a temporary solution for an Amtrak waiting area near Jefferson Landing.
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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY: MPCA continues work to remediate nearly 80,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment in Duluth harbor

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) investigations indicate that two commercial docking locations in the St. Louis River Area of Concern have contaminated sediments.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Shorter Hunting Season for Mourning Dove

The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces a shorter hunting season for the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) to meet current state regulations and to comply with federal mandates, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
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SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS: ICYMI: Barrasso Op-Ed: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is Hurting Environment, Helping Putin

Failed Democratic presidential candidate and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is abusing the Clean Water Act and taking energy projects hostage.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware hunting seasons opening in January

For hunters still looking to harvest a deer, firearm deer seasons opening in January and continuing archery seasons, some extending into early February, provide the last chance to harvest deer during the 2019/20 hunting season.
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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY: More water-protection practices needed to restore Wapsipinicon River in southeast Minnesota

More practices to prevent manure runoff and other problems are needed in the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed in order to reduce bacteria levels in the river, according to new studies released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: EASY Air training webinar rescheduled for Dec. 19

The “how-to” webinar on using DNR’s Environmental Application System (EASY Air) had to be rescheduled for next week after technical problems with the webinar interface—not the EASY Air application.
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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ extends air quality advisory due to stagnation into next week

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and Southwest Clean Air Agency are extending the air quality advisory for the Willamette Valley, Columbia River Gorge through The Dalles and southwest Washington due to stagnant air conditions trapping wood smoke near the ground where people breathe.
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers

A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label.
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NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: DEC Encourages New Yorkers to Complete Survey on St. Lawrence River Watershed to Help Guide Revitalization Plan for Region

St. Lawrence River Watershed Project (leaves DEC website) partners, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), today released a survey seeking input from New Yorkers with knowledge of the watershed.
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ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: December APC&EC Meeting Cancelled

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has cancelled its meeting scheduled for Friday, December 6, 2019.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Battle of Pilot Knob presents photography show featuring artist Tyler Schlitt

As part of its Winter Artist Spotlight Program, the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site museum will feature the work of Missouri photographer Tyler Schlitt throughout the month of December.
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: MDEQ Lifts One Beach Water Contact Advisory in Gulfport

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Wednesday for Station 10B (East Courthouse Road Beach) in Gulfport.
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: DNR conservation officers respond to tree fall in Clinton County

On Friday, November 15, 2019, DNR Conservation Officers responded to a tree stand fall in Clinton County.
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