Saturday, November 25, 2017
EPA completes evaluation of Delaware's animal agriculture regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the findings of its evaluation of Delaware’s animal agriculture regulations and programs, including that the state’s regulatory coverage is broad but does not enforce compliance with nutrient management plans.
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Wash. accepting feedback on crude oil-by-train expansion projects

Environmental Impact Statements released on proposed Grays Harbor County projects
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Penn State team releases report on effects of climate change in Pennsylvania

A multidisciplinary team from Penn State University released a report on the impact of climate change on Aug. 27 that shows the state is facing high summer temperatures, severe storms and changes to water quality and agriculture.
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EPA proposes new hazard waste regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released two new proposed regulations relating to hazardous waste that would better protect drinking and surface waters and give industries more flexibility with compliance.
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Missouri's conservation department now accepting applications for firefighting grants

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced on Monday that it is accepting applications for the 2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance Matching Grant Program until Oct. 30, 2015, which is a shorter timetable than past years.
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Inox Wind places $40 million order with AMSC

Deliveries of wind turbine electrical control systems expected to begin in second quarter of the fiscal year.
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Minnesota announces 5,000 new acres of wildlife management areas

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on Monday that it has designated an additional 5,000 acres of land as wildlife management areas (WMA), bringing the state’s total acreage of WMAs to 1.3 million.
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EPA releases additional data on Gold King Mine incident

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released additional information and materials relating to the Gold King Mine spill, including more testing results on water quality and sediment in the Animas and San Juan Rivers, as well as public records on its response to the incident.
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Syngenta gains EPA registration for new fungicide

Agriculture company Syngenta has earned EPA registration for its succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicide, which will be available in four products once cleared by state registrations, according to a release issued by the company today.
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EPA’s Beverly Banister to speak at Atlanta unveiling of nation’s first Eco locomotive

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division Director Beverly Banister is scheduled to speak at Atlanta’s Norfolk Southern Inman Yard for the unveiling America’s first Eco locomotive, according to an EPA release from Monday.
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AgSpring requests air quality permit modification for Idaho facility

AgSpring Idaho LLC has requested a modification on the air quality permit to construct (PTC) for its Blackfoot grain storage and conditioning facility, according to an announcement issued today by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
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EPA administrator to deliver keynote remarks at ECOS fall meeting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is scheduled to deliver the keynote remarks at the fall meeting of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), which is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization of state environmental agency leaders.
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EPA releases evaluation of Maryland animal agriculture programs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its evaluation of Maryland's animal agriculture regulations and programs on Monday.  The general synopsis was that Maryland's state programs are "robust and well-implemented," the EPA said.
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EPA announces funding for small, Southern California businesses to develop green technology

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the 19 small business winners of grants to support green economy, which included $200,000 in funding awarded to two Southern Californian companies, Physical Optics Corporation and Waddan Systems LLC.
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Lassila & Tikanoja makes renewable energy sources focus of business

Lassila & Tikanoja announced today that its board of directors has approved an updated group strategy that shifts the company’s core business to the Renewable Energy Sources division in response to growing market pressure and demand.
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Endangered bird populations rebound thanks to Michigan DNR and conservation work

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on Tuesday that two endangered species of birds, the piping plover and the Kirtland’s warbler, have been observed in record numbers in the state this year, which the DNR attributes to conservation efforts enacted with the help of partners.
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Harvard to receive $651,708 to study impact of manufactured chemicals

Grant is part of nearly $4 million issued through EPA's Science to Achieve Results program.
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EPA requiring 3 California companies to submit wastewater plans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Tuesday that three companies operating manufacturing facilities in Visalia, California, will have to submit plans about increasing their efforts to keep polluted wastewater out of Mill Creek and stay in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
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Vitter praises ruling that overturns listing of bird as threatened species

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), ranking member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, issued a statement on Wednesday applauding a federal court ruling that overturned the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
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Michigan forging own path to comply with EPA's Clean Power Plan

In the wake of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) release of its Clean Power Plan last month, Michigan state leaders said on Tuesday that the state will be developing its own State Carbon Implementation Plan (SCIP), rather than rely on the federal plan.
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