Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Portland bans neonicotinoid pesticides

Pesticide has been linked to negative impact on bees and the environment.
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Virginia Water Resources Plan open for public review

Plan is state's first comprehensive statewide look at water supply needs
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Syngenta improves WeevilTrak for annual bluegrass weevil management

Online monitoring tool now includes real-time blog, new research sites, addition of Ference insecticide
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Syngenta offers new growth regulator to help control mosquitoes

Product for Pest Management Professionals combines Demand CS and Archer Multipack
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Gov. Brown announces water-saving measures to fight drought

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on April 1 the selection of an executive order to help the state, which has already faced two years of drought, in order to conserve water by creating new regulations targeted at accomplishing several goals.
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State adds 15 days to comment period for oil and gas well site performance standards revisions

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Monday the extension of the public comment period for revisions to oil and gas well site standards, as well as the addition of three public hearings.
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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management updates water quality list

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEP) updated its List of Impaired Waters on April 1, and announced that it will hold a public workshop at the DEP headquarters in Providence on April 9.
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Washington, D.C, leads list of cities with most Energy Star buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 25 that Washington, D.C., ranked first on their list of 2014 Energy Star Top Cities, which ranks the number of Energy Star certified buildings in U.S. metropolitan areas.
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Abt Associates to aid EPA on drinking water project

The Environmental Protection Agency and Abt Associates announced on April 2 that they had a new blanket purchase agreement for water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools related to drinking water contaminate regulations.
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U.S. Chamber accuses EPA of misleading public on pollutants, costs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report on Thursday that is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data and recommendations on pollutants and the costs associated with regulating them. Released as the EPA is facing criticism on several fronts over a proposed rule that would allow it to regulate specific pollutants, the report said the EPA failed to communicate to the public that the benefits achieved by past regulations, including the Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule,
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DEP names new deputy secretary of land and recreation

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Jon Steverson has named Gary Clark deputy secretary of land and recreation. Beginning this week, Clark will manage two DEP divisions: Recreation and Parks, and State Lands.
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EPA settles with MO property owner in CWA violation action

Jefferson County man allegedly discharged fill material into Belews Creek tributary.
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Western Carolina University student wins EPA fellowship grant

Marisa Taylor one of 34 winners who will receive up to $50,000 from Greater Research Opportunities.
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EPA Region 10 completed more than 25 enforcement actions at end of 2014

Washington led states in actions taken by EPA to ensure safety of air, land and water.
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Penn. DEP gives Allegheny municipalities more time to explore green options

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority customers have 18 more months on consent orders and agreements.
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EPA: New neonicotinoid permits won't be OK'd ahead of study results

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday that it will not approve new applications for neonicotinoid pesticide use until new data on the risks to honeybees has been submitted and assessed. The EPA said that in an ongoing effort to protect pollinators, the agency sent letters to registrants of neonicotinoids, telling them that it has required new bee-safety studies for its ongoing registration review process.
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Public hearing held on Purdue Grain and Oil Seed Facility

Pennsylvania DEP sought public feedback on proposed Conoy Township project.
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