Saturday, October 19, 2019
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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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: U.P. Energy Task Force meets Oct. 1 in Sault Ste. Marie to discuss energy assistance

The U.P. Energy Task Force’s next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 1 in Sault Ste. Marie and will include presentations and information on customer assistance programs for households that have trouble with their energy costs.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: State to use Volkswagen settlement to help reduce pollution from vehicles

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment-- alongside the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Energy Office, and Regional Air Quality Council-- announced today that it has revised how it will disburse the remainder of the state’s $68.7 million portion of the national Volkswagen settlement.
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MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Treasurer Goldberg Announces Over $21.5 Million In Grants For 31 Municipal Water Projects

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (Trust), announced more than $21.5 million in loan forgiveness for 31 projects in 20 communities across the Commonwealth.
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MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Maine DEP seeks second round of proposals for municipal stream crossing grants

The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting proposals for public infrastructure improvement projects on municipal roads involving culvert upgrades of stream crossings to improve public safety, minimize impacts to water quality and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation earns the 2019 National Association of State Park Directors Innovation Award

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) President’s Award for Innovation at the annual conference in Rogers, Arkansas.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open in September

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2019 fall archery hunting season for deer opens on Sunday, September 15 on private land only and on Monday, September 16 on state land.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Bison program at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park Sept. 14

Join park staff at Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, to see how American Indians used the bison (buffalo) as a "superstore on hooves."
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks public comment on draft work plan addressing contamination at a site in Burley

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft work plan to address soil contamination at a site in Burley, Idaho.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Progress on Japan Negotiations Good News

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall
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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: DEM Investigates Fish Kill on Black Warrior River

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is investigating a fish kill on the Black Warrior River near the Holt Lock and Dam in Tuscaloosa County.
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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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