Monday, December 9, 2019
MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: MDEQ Lifts One Beach Water Contact Advisory in Gulfport

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Wednesday for Station 10B (East Courthouse Road Beach) in Gulfport.
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MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Gov. Bryant Announces Restoration Projects

Gov. Phil Bryant announced a list of 15 restoration projects for 2019 during the annual Mississippi Restoration Summit in Biloxi on Tuesday.
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MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: National Take a Hike Day at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Nov. 17

Join the staff at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park from 9 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, for a hike through the forest on the Woodbine Trail in celebration of National Take a Hike Day
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: MDOT Meets with Charles County Officials as Part of Annual Statewide Tour to Discuss Transportation Priorities

Acting Deputy Transportation Secretary Sean Powell met with Charles County officials today to discuss the Draft FY 2020-2025 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) draft six-year capital budget.
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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Air Quality Alerts for PM-10 in the Yuma area

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for course particulate matter (PM-10) effective October 24, 2019 in the Yuma area.
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MURRAY ENERGY CORPORATION: Murray Energy Corporation Extends Forbearance Agreements with its Lenders and Elects not to make interest payments to noteholders

Murray Energy Corporation Extends Forbearance Agreements with its Lenders and Elects Not to Make Interest Payments to Noteholders As previously disclosed, on October 2, 2019 Murray Energy Corporation (“Murray Energy” or “the Company”) entered into forbearance agreements with lenders holding in excess of 50% of outstanding loans under its Superpriority Credit and Guaranty Agreement and with lenders holding in excess of 50% of outstanding loans under its ABL and FILO credit facilities.
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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Waterfowl Hunters and Others Asked to Take Caution as Water Levels Rise

Following recent storms, water levels have degraded the safety conditions on many public hunting grounds and waterways around the state.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: U.P. Energy Task Force meets Oct. 1 in Sault Ste. Marie to discuss energy assistance

The U.P. Energy Task Force’s next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 1 in Sault Ste. Marie and will include presentations and information on customer assistance programs for households that have trouble with their energy costs.
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MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Maine DEP seeks second round of proposals for municipal stream crossing grants

The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting proposals for public infrastructure improvement projects on municipal roads involving culvert upgrades of stream crossings to improve public safety, minimize impacts to water quality and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open in September

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2019 fall archery hunting season for deer opens on Sunday, September 15 on private land only and on Monday, September 16 on state land.
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks public comment on draft work plan addressing contamination at a site in Burley

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment on a draft work plan to address soil contamination at a site in Burley, Idaho.
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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: DEM Investigates Fish Kill on Black Warrior River

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is investigating a fish kill on the Black Warrior River near the Holt Lock and Dam in Tuscaloosa County.
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PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Wolf Administration Announces Funding Available to Help Farmers and Communities Improve Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Today, the Wolf Administration announced the availability of funding to help Chesapeake Bay Watershed communities reduce pollutants in local streams and rivers.
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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY: Environmental review of proposed hog feedlot in Murray County open for public comment

Josh Bonnstetter proposed to build a new 4,800-head hog finishing feedlot in Section 24 of Lowville Township, about five miles northwest of Slayton in Murray County.
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TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION: Dubke Winner of Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers today announced Kenneth Dubke, known as “The Birdman,” as winner of the department’s 2019 Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award.
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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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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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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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