Tuesday, September 17, 2019
ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Illinois EPA Issues Administrative Citation to Glasford Business and Residents

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued Administrative Citations to Bruce E. and Nannette L. Bontz, and D. Brooks Excavating, Inc. of Glasford, IL (Peoria County) totaling $4,500 for alleged violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.
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MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP to hold public meeting regarding proposed aquatic herbicide treatment of a portion of Cobbosseecontee Lake

Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting on a proposed herbicide treatment of a portion of Cobbosseecontee Lake in Winthrop.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: EGLE and MDHHS to host Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Halls

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will host three Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Halls that will be live streamed at the dates and times listed below.
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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY: MPCA seeks new community members for Environmental Justice Advisory Group

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today announced it is looking for six new community members to join the agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group.
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: MDEQ Issues Two Additional Beach Closures

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued additional closures Sunday for two beach stations (Station 19 and Station 20) in Jackson County due to a blue-green Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) extending into those areas.
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities

New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: $249,000 EGLE grant brings fresh food market to Saginaw neighborhood

A contaminated property in Saginaw will be redeveloped as a Fleck’s Fresh Mart with help from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESORCES: Storm damage impacting travel plans

Widespread storms last week brought torrential rains, strong winds, downed trees, damaged buildings, at least 16 tornadoes, and left thousands of people without power across a wide area of Wisconsin.
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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Dan River Natural Resources Trustees Seek Public Comment on Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment

As Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDAR) trustees, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are seeking the public’s input on the draft restoration plan and environmental assessment related to the 2014 Dan River coal ash spill.
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