Saturday, December 14, 2019
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ extends air quality advisory due to stagnation into next week

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and Southwest Clean Air Agency are extending the air quality advisory for the Willamette Valley, Columbia River Gorge through The Dalles and southwest Washington due to stagnant air conditions trapping wood smoke near the ground where people breathe.
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers

A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label.
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NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: DEC Encourages New Yorkers to Complete Survey on St. Lawrence River Watershed to Help Guide Revitalization Plan for Region

St. Lawrence River Watershed Project (leaves DEC website) partners, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), today released a survey seeking input from New Yorkers with knowledge of the watershed.
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ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: December APC&EC Meeting Cancelled

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has cancelled its meeting scheduled for Friday, December 6, 2019.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Battle of Pilot Knob presents photography show featuring artist Tyler Schlitt

As part of its Winter Artist Spotlight Program, the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site museum will feature the work of Missouri photographer Tyler Schlitt throughout the month of December.
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: MDEQ Lifts One Beach Water Contact Advisory in Gulfport

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Wednesday for Station 10B (East Courthouse Road Beach) in Gulfport.
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: DNR conservation officers respond to tree fall in Clinton County

On Friday, November 15, 2019, DNR Conservation Officers responded to a tree stand fall in Clinton County.
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Gov. Bryant Announces Restoration Projects

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a list of 15 restoration projects for 2019 during the annual Mississippi Restoration Summit in Biloxi on Tuesday.
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MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: MassDEP Assesses $17,204 Penalty to Precision Coating for Odor and Air Emission Violations at its Plant in Hudson

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today announced it has assessed a $17,204 penalty to Precision Coating Co., Inc. for violating the Massachusetts Air Pollution Control regulations at its facility located at 51 Parmenter Road in Hudson.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: National Take a Hike Day at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Nov. 17

Join the staff at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park from 9 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, for a hike through the forest on the Woodbine Trail in celebration of National Take a Hike Day
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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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