Friday, November 24, 2017
Minnesota DNR accepting applications for committee on aquatic invasive species

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced this week that it is accepting applications for its Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee.
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Federal, state climate change and energy developments make PEC work critical

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) highlighted its work on energy and the climate this week in the wake of recent developments.
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Congressmen call on EPA to extend public comment period on proposed regulations

U.S. Reps. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell this week requesting a longer public comment period for regulations proposed on Sept. 18.
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Washington Department of Ecology proposes changes to E-Cycle program

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has proposed revisions to the state's electronic waste recycling program.
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Iowa governor supports opposition to EPA’s WOTUS rule

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently offered his support to the opposition against the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to attend UN Climate Change Conference

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Paris for the second week of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference to discuss American progress and the need for international cooperation.
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Idaho DEQ awards $499,000 low-interest loan for Ketchum drinking water project

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded Blaine County’s Ketchum with a $499,000 low-interest drinking water construction loan for development that will expand the city’s water service.
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EPA announces $80,000 grant for pollution prevention in New Jersey, New York

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded non-profit Manomet an $80,000 grant to support a project that promotes energy efficiency and reduced use of hazardous materials among grocery stores and dairy farms.
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EPA honors Dallas and Health and Wellness Alliance for Children for their work to help asthmatic children

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored the City of Dallas and the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children for their collaborative efforts to reduce environmental triggers for children with asthma in the city.
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Five Northeast states, D.C., agree to create regional initiative for carbon emissions reductions

Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia recently announced that they will work together on a carbon emissions reduction strategy based on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
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