Sunday, April 5, 2020
CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Connecticut Single Use Plastic Bag Fee Temporarily Suspended

In light of recent concerns raised by retail employees over potential exposure to the novel coronavirus by handling reusable shopping bags, Gov. Ned Lamont is temporarily suspending the state’s ten-cent fee on plastic bags, and allowing retail employees the opportunity to decline to bag for customers who bring in reusable bags.
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: Stimulus Bill Would Address Most Urgent Concerns for Family Farmers and Rural Hospitals, NFU Says

To alleviate the current and potential economic fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. lawmakers are poised to pass a response, relief, and stimulus package with a nearly $2 trillion price tag.
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ awards $30,000 to the Arrowhead Ranch Water Company, LLC, Bonner County

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awards $30,000 in drinking water construction assistance to the Arrowhead Ranch Water Company, LLC, in Bonner County The funding will be used to install point-of-use appurtenances for 12 service connections.
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NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: NHDES Launches #OneThing4Earth Video Challenge to Recognize

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) today launched the #OneThing4Earth Video Challenge to help recognize the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, which will be April 22, 2020.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: State health department provides recommendations for parents and guardians

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommendations for parents and guardians with children at home from school.
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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Quarry Public Hearing Postponed

The public hearing in regards to a proposed granite quarry in Lee County has been postponed.
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WASHINGTON D.C. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT: Mayor Bowser Announces Kate Lee as Director of the New DOEE Office of Urban Agriculture

Today, Mayor Bowser announced that Kate Lee will serve as the inaugural Director of the Office of Urban Agriculture within the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE).
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: MDEQ Issues Water Contact Advisory for Portion of Bernard Bayou in Gulfport

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Tuesday for a portion of Bernard Bayou in Gulfport.
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: INHF to host State Park Centennial volunteer events at 3 state parks

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF), the Iowa Parks Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will kick off INHF's 2020 volunteer season and celebrate the Iowa State Parks Centennial with three volunteer events at Iowa state parks on Saturday, March 21.
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MURRAY ENERGY CORPORATION: Murray Energy Corporation Posts Information to its Website related to its Restructuring Process

Beginning on January 22, 2020, Murray Energy Corporation (the “Company”) engaged in confidential discussions under separate confidentiality agreements with certain members of an ad hoc group of superpriority lenders in connection with the Company’s and its subsidiaries’ restructuring process.
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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Public Meetings for Lake Butte des Morts Habitat Restoration Projects Scheduled for March

The Butte des Morts Conservation Club, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Department will hold two public meetings in March regarding proposed habitat restoration efforts at Samers Bay and Terrell Island on Lake Butte des Morts.
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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ issues emergency order to help Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties recover from severe flooding

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an emergency order to help farmers, ranchers, residents and businesses recover after recent floods caused significant damage to an estimated 300 structures in Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties.
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ prepares IPDES preliminary draft permit for the Emida Water and Sewer District

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is providing an Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) preliminary draft permit to Emida Water and Sewer District for a preliminary review.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: DNREC Secretary’s Emergency Order authorizes change to striped bass fishing regulations

An Emergency Secretary’s Order issued by DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin reduces the striped bass fishing quota for commercial fishing and limits the number and size of fish that recreational anglers can keep.
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NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: DEC Advises Backcountry Downhill Skiers, Snowboarders, and Others of Avalanche Risk in Adirondack High Peaks Region

Backcountry downhill skiers, snowboarders, and others who may traverse slides and other steep open terrain in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks must be aware of the risk of avalanche, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos advised today.
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: MDEQ Issues Beach Water Contact Advisory and Lifts One One Other in Effect

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a water contact advisory Friday for Station 3 (Waveland Beach).
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee Meets February 10

The West Silver Valley Citizens Advisory Committee will meet on February 10, 2020, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Pinehurst City Hall, 106 North Division St.
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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY: Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Port Washington Narrows and Sinclair Inlet, Kitsap County

BEACH program update Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for Port Washington Narrows and Sinclair Inlet in effect through January 29th.
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PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Issues $1.95 Million Penalty to Sunoco Over Violations at Raystown Lake

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has issued a $1.95 million civil penalty to Sunoco Pipeline for violations resulting from construction activities on the Mariner East 2 pipeline project at Raystown Lake in Penn Township, Huntingdon County.
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