Sunday, March 29, 2020
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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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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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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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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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: EASY Air training webinar rescheduled for Dec. 19

The “how-to” webinar on using DNR’s Environmental Application System (EASY Air) had to be rescheduled for next week after technical problems with the webinar interface—not the EASY Air application.
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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY: More water-protection practices needed to restore Wapsipinicon River in southeast Minnesota

More practices to prevent manure runoff and other problems are needed in the Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed in order to reduce bacteria levels in the river, according to new studies released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware hunting seasons opening in January

For hunters still looking to harvest a deer, firearm deer seasons opening in January and continuing archery seasons, some extending into early February, provide the last chance to harvest deer during the 2019/20 hunting season.
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SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS: ICYMI: Barrasso Op-Ed: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is Hurting Environment, Helping Putin

Failed Democratic presidential candidate and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is abusing the Clean Water Act and taking energy projects hostage.
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