Monday, November 11, 2019
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: MassDEP Penalizes Pine Hill Properties $47,150 for Wetlands Protection Act Violations in Westport

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has penalized Pine Hill Properties, LLC $47,150 for unpermitted alterations to five acres of bordering vegetated wetlands and 250 linear feet of intermittent stream at their property located at 322 Pine Hill Road in Westport.
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: MDOT Meets with Charles County Officials as Part of Annual Statewide Tour to Discuss Transportation Priorities

Acting Deputy Transportation Secretary Sean Powell met with Charles County officials today to discuss the Draft FY 2020-2025 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) draft six-year capital budget.
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ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Illinois River Watershed Steering Committee Meeting Scheduled

The Illinois River Watershed Steering Committee will hold a meeting in the conference center at the Cherokee Hotel located at 2416 US 412, West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma.
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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Air Quality Alerts for PM-10 in the Yuma area

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for course particulate matter (PM-10) effective October 24, 2019 in the Yuma area.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DPH Continues Fish Consumption Advisory on Lower Farmington River Downstream from Rainbow Dam Based on Validated Data from the June 8 AFFF Spill

The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) have received validated test results of fish tissue samples taken in July from the lower Farmington River that confirm the presence of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) at levels higher than considered safe for human consumption.
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MURRAY ENERGY CORPORATION: Murray Energy Corporation Extends Forbearance Agreements with its Lenders and Elects not to make interest payments to noteholders

Murray Energy Corporation Extends Forbearance Agreements with its Lenders and Elects Not to Make Interest Payments to Noteholders As previously disclosed, on October 2, 2019 Murray Energy Corporation (“Murray Energy” or “the Company”) entered into forbearance agreements with lenders holding in excess of 50% of outstanding loans under its Superpriority Credit and Guaranty Agreement and with lenders holding in excess of 50% of outstanding loans under its ABL and FILO credit facilities.
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WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: WVDEP to partner with WVU to build acid mine drainage treatment facility

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Office of Special Reclamation (OSR) is partnering with the West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) at West Virginia University (WVU) to build a new acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment plant near Mount Storm.
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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Waterfowl Hunters and Others Asked to Take Caution as Water Levels Rise

Following recent storms, water levels have degraded the safety conditions on many public hunting grounds and waterways around the state.
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MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: MassDEP Releases Draft Solid Waste Master Plan, Schedules Five Public Hearings

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today issued the Draft 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: U.P. Energy Task Force meets Oct. 1 in Sault Ste. Marie to discuss energy assistance

The U.P. Energy Task Force’s next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 1 in Sault Ste. Marie and will include presentations and information on customer assistance programs for households that have trouble with their energy costs.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: State to use Volkswagen settlement to help reduce pollution from vehicles

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment-- alongside the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Energy Office, and Regional Air Quality Council-- announced today that it has revised how it will disburse the remainder of the state’s $68.7 million portion of the national Volkswagen settlement.
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MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Treasurer Goldberg Announces Over $21.5 Million In Grants For 31 Municipal Water Projects

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (Trust), announced more than $21.5 million in loan forgiveness for 31 projects in 20 communities across the Commonwealth.
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MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Maine DEP seeks second round of proposals for municipal stream crossing grants

The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting proposals for public infrastructure improvement projects on municipal roads involving culvert upgrades of stream crossings to improve public safety, minimize impacts to water quality and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation earns the 2019 National Association of State Park Directors Innovation Award

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) President’s Award for Innovation at the annual conference in Rogers, Arkansas.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open in September

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2019 fall archery hunting season for deer opens on Sunday, September 15 on private land only and on Monday, September 16 on state land.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Bison program at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park Sept. 14

Join park staff at Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, to see how American Indians used the bison (buffalo) as a "superstore on hooves."
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks public comment on draft work plan addressing contamination at a site in Burley

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft work plan to address soil contamination at a site in Burley, Idaho.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Progress on Japan Negotiations Good News

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall
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