Saturday, April 20, 2019
NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: NFU Applauds Congressional Impetus on Climate Change

U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York today released a framework for what they call a “Green New Deal.”
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MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants for Water Management and Conservation Projects

The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded five grants totaling $315,901 to help six communities and water suppliers with water conservation, source and demand management, and other water withdrawal planning and mitigation projects across the Commonwealth.
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIROMMENT: Department of the Environment to Monitor Air Near Poultry Houses

The Maryland Department of the Environment will sample the air from newly installed monitoring stations on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore in answer to ongoing questions regarding the potential effects of large poultry houses on air quality.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Animal Control Activities in Palila Habitat Areas on Hawai'i Island

The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities next month for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids and for staff hunting, and/or aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within palila critical habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), palila mitigation lands, and the Ka’ohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawai’i.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Acquires Critical Acreage for Florida Forever and Florida Keys Ecosystem Project

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a 38-acre addition to the Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area on Middle Torch Key in Monroe County.
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks comment on draft water reuse permit renewal for city of Kuna

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft water reuse permit renewal for the city of Kuna in Ada County.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Hearings Scheduled For Input on Statewide Water Source Protection Plan

The Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) is holding open hearings to solicit input on its update to the statewide Water Resource Protection Plan (WRPP).
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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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