Thursday, August 22, 2019
NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF POLLUTION PREVENTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE: State’s Clean Energy Plan recommends key actions; public comment period open

North Carolina’s Clean Energy Plan lays out a path for the state to become a leader in clean energy innovation, with goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create economic opportunities and foster affordability.
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PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Wolf Administration Announces Funding Available to Help Farmers and Communities Improve Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Today, the Wolf Administration announced the availability of funding to help Chesapeake Bay Watershed communities reduce pollutants in local streams and rivers.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: $205,626 EGLE grant will help redevelop Ishpeming property into senior housing

A grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will help redevelop contaminated property in Ishpeming into senior housing.
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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY: Environmental review of proposed hog feedlot in Murray County open for public comment

Josh Bonnstetter proposed to build a new 4,800-head hog finishing feedlot in Section 24 of Lowville Township, about five miles northwest of Slayton in Murray County.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: Secretary Perdue Statement on U.S. and E.U. Beef Agreement

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after an agreement was signed between the United States and the European Union regarding beef trade:
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TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION: Dubke Winner of Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers today announced Kenneth Dubke, known as “The Birdman,” as winner of the department’s 2019 Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award.
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Dan River Natural Resources Trustees Seek Public Comment on Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment

As Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) trustees, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are seeking the public’s input on the draft restoration plan and environmental assessment related to the 2014 Dan River coal ash spill.
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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESORCES: Storm damage impacting travel plans

Widespread storms last week brought torrential rains, strong winds, downed trees, damaged buildings, at least 16 tornadoes, and left thousands of people without power across a wide area of Wisconsin.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: $249,000 EGLE grant brings fresh food market to Saginaw neighborhood

A contaminated property in Saginaw will be redeveloped as a Fleck’s Fresh Mart with help from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities

New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average.
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: MDEQ Issues Two Additional Beach Closures

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued additional closures Sunday for two beach stations (Station 19 and Station 20) in Jackson County due to a blue-green Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) extending into those areas.
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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY: MPCA seeks new community members for Environmental Justice Advisory Group

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today announced it is looking for six new community members to join the agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: EGLE and MDHHS to host Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Halls

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will host three Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Halls that will be live streamed at the dates and times listed below.
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MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP to hold public meeting regarding proposed aquatic herbicide treatment of a portion of Cobbosseecontee Lake

Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting on a proposed herbicide treatment of a portion of Cobbosseecontee Lake in Winthrop.
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ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Illinois EPA Issues Administrative Citation to Glasford Business and Residents

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued Administrative Citations to Bruce E. and Nannette L. Bontz, and D. Brooks Excavating, Inc. of Glasford, IL (Peoria County) totaling $4,500 for alleged violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Body Recovered from Connecticut River Was Missing Boater

Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today confirmed that the body pulled from the Connecticut River on Wednesday is that of the boater who went missing on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: DEC LIfts Advisory for Kenai North Beach

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has lifted the beach advisory issued on June 6 for the Kenai North Beach due to elevated levels of enterococci found in the marine water.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: A Unique Art Center in A Unique Building in a Unique State Parkwailoa Center Education & Outreach Efforts Expanding

Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo is unique among Hawai‘i State Parks given it’s one of a few parks in an urban setting, right on the edge of downtown Hilo.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Southwest District Presents Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Southwest District recently presented an Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award to the Marine Science Center in Citrus County.
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