Saturday, October 20, 2018
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Head to Mead Wildlife Area in October for the annual Spooktacular and Food Drive event

Celebrate the arrival of fall and head to the Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center Area in October for the annual Spooktacular and Food Drive
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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Help DNR staff monitor Wisconsin's wolf population - become a volunteer wolf carnivore tracker

Wisconsin's wolf monitoring program relies upon volunteers from around the state to help track animals each winter - individuals who are interested in playing a key role in wildlife management are encouraged to sign up for one of several classes offered statewide.
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: MDOT Offiials met with Queen Anne's County as part of Annual Statewide Tour to discuss transportation priorities

Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn today met with Queen Anne’s County officials to discuss the Draft FY 2019–2024 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) draft six-year capital budget.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Encourages Volunteerism in Celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day and Public Lands Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day and National Public Lands Day by hosting statewide events at Florida’s state parks, aquatic preserves and National Estuarine Research Reserves -- promoting volunteerism and preserving Florida’s natural environment.
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KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Flood Victims Eligible for Free Birth and Marriage Certificate Replacements

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is providing assistance to Sept. 3 flood victims and their immediate family members who may need to replace birth and marriage certificates damaged or destroyed by this event.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Portions of Kula Forest Reserve and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area to be closed September 4 through November 2

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and State Parks Division will close the Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli access road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve –Papa‘anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area from Tuesday, September 4, 2018, through Friday, November 2, 2018, to allow for scheduled road repairs, road safety improvements, and fuel mitigation work to be completed.
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COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI: EPA's Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule "Huge Improvement" Over Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency today released a proposed replacement for the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan,” which was finalized in August of 2015.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Due to a misguided ruling by a single federal district court today, the overbroad, vague and illegal 2015 Waters of the United States Rule is now the law of the land in twenty-six states.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Dairy Revenue Insurance Available October 9 from AFBIS

A new dairy insurance service from American Farm Bureau Insurance Services will bring an extra level of support to a dairy sector that has been battered by losses over the past four years.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: IDEAg Group LLC Announces New Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion at Minnesota Farmfest

The IDEAg Group LLC announces the new Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion for Farmfest 2018. Focusing on family-friendly offerings, every attendee will have a reason to stop by!
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Clean Power Plan repeal or reform hangs on appeals court ruling

Any changes or repeal of President Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will depend heavily on the outcome of a legal challenge by a federal appeals court in Washington D.C.
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Overturn of rule aimed at protecting rivers is called good for coal industry

President Donald Trump’s signing of a bill overturning a rule aimed at protecting rivers from surface coal mining debris has been welcomed by a conservative advocacy group based in Washington D.C.
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Billionaire-funded "green" orgs oppose "billionaire" Trump's EPA nominee

Three organizations funded, in part, by hedge-fund billionaires are opposing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Virginia bill to stymie clean power plan welcomed by states' rights advocates

States’ rights advocates have welcomed a bill that, if passed by the Virginia legislature, will subject the federal clean power plan to lawmaker oversight.
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Kansas State gets $2 million to help tribes with cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded Kansas State University (KSU) $2 million to give technical assistance to tribes cleaning up contaminated lands known as brownfields.
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Santa Fe gets federal help wth stormwater problem

Santa Fe’s stormwater pollution has drawn the assistance of the US government, which has stepped in with a $150,000 toolkit to help manage the problem.
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Pruitt, as EPA boss, will stay within the law: consultant

Despite concerns in some quarters that Scott Pruitt, if confirmed to lead the EPA, will dismantle many of the country’s environmental protections, the nominee is a person with a deep respect for the law, according to those who know the Oklahoma attorney general.
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Massachusetts looks to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Massachusetts’ governor's office recently filed draft regulations with the secretary of state to establish an integrated plan to address climate change through efforts to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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