Wednesday, January 16, 2019
COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Work-related deaths in Colorado down slightly; construction fatalities increase

Work-related deaths in Colorado decreased slightly between 2016 and 2017, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Governor Newsom Appoints Secretaries for California Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Food and Agriculture

Newly sworn-in Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his choice for leaders — one a new appointment, the other a reappointment — of two vitally-important California state agencies.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Department awards more than $50,000 to study regional wastewater partnership in eight Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $50,473 in grant funding to the Meramec Regional Council of Governments to conduct a wastewater partnership feasibility study in Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties.
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Winter community trout stocking starts Jan. 12

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Gov. Malloy Announces Zero-Carbon Resource Selections

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that, under a recently adopted statute requiring the state to conduct an appraisal of nuclear power-generating facilities and solicit bids for zero-carbon electricity-generating resources, the state has selected two nuclear power bids, along with nine solar project bids – two of which are paired with energy storage – and one offshore wind project.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: New tools help Coloradans keep their New Year’s resolution to quit smoking

Free web-based support and medications are helping Coloradans keep their New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking for good.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Loan repayment program pays qualified loan debt for substance use disorder clinicians

The Colorado Health Service Corps has awarded $726,100 in student loan repayment funds to 17 substance use disorder health care professionals who will, in exchange, practice in some of Colorado’s most medically underserved communities for the next three years.
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CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: CalEPA Accepting Applications for Environmental Justice Grants

The California Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting applications for the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Torreya State Park Reopens

The Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service has reopened portions of Torreya State Park for day use following the impacts of Hurricane Michael.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEEP Recruiting Lifeguards for 2019 Summer Season

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that they are recruiting lifeguards for the upcoming 2019 summer season at the eight Connecticut State Park guarded beaches.
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CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: 2018 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Winners to be Honored

Ten California organizations will receive the state’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), in a ceremony Wednesday evening at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Colorado public health agencies work to increase hepatitis A vaccination among high-risk populations

State and local public health agencies along the Front Range are working to increase hepatitis A vaccination and education among high-risk populations, including people experiencing homelessness and people who use street drugs.
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MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Announces Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards for 2018

Governor Paul R. LePage and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.
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NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT: NM Environment Department Confirms Lifting of “Boil Water Advisory” for Vallecitos MDWCA in Rio Arriba

The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau is confirming that the Vallecitos MDWCA has met the requirements to lift the “boil water advisory” that was issued on August 12, 2017.
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NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Encourages Public to Renew Commitment to Recycling on America Recycles Day

As part of America Recycles Day today, the Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging residents across New Jersey to renew their commitment to recycling as a way to protect the environment and conserve natural resources throughout the year.
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MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.1 Million for Local, Regional Recycling Efforts

To celebrate American Recycles Day, the Baker-Polito Administration today awarded more than $2.1 million in Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants to 42 communities and regional groups to help increase the diversion, reuse, composting and recycling of materials in the solid waste stream.
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIROMMENT: Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $74 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution and save energy.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Lake George State Forest Conservation Corridor Expanded

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in a partnership with the Florida Forest Service, recently acquired an additional 287.19 acres to expand the Lake George State Forest in Volusia County.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: Delaware’s Council on Recreational Fishing Funding to meet Nov. 14 in Dover

Delaware’s Council on Recreational Fishing Funding will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Senate Hearing Room of Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901.
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