Saturday, October 20, 2018
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY: State sends conservation corps team to support hurricane response efforts in South Carolina

Washington Department of Ecology is sending 12 Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) members on a 45-day assignment to South Carolina to assist community relief efforts after Hurricane Florence made landfall on Sept. 14.
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WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: WVDEP Approves 10 Applicants for FY2019 CED Recycling Grants

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Covered Electronic Devices (CED) Recycling Grant Program has approved 10 applicants for grant amounts totaling $121,151.
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NATIONAL FARMERS UNION: U.S., Canada, Mexico Reach Deal on New Trade Pact

In a break to what has been more than a year of feuding and tense negotiations, the U.S. has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico on a new trade pact, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: City of Grand Haven Brownfield Redevelopment Authority awarded MDEQ Grant

A busy corner lot in the City of Grand Haven will be evaluated for potential environmental contamination with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Hawaii's National Hunting and Fishing Day Recognized Contributions of Sportsmen and Women

The contributions of hunters and fishers to conservation were again recognized nationally and in Hawai‘i during National Hunting and Fishing Day events.
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Water Summary Update: wettest August in 11 years

Drought conditions in Iowa changed thanks to the wettest August since 2007, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks applicants for sustainable materials management project funding

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for funding to implement or enhance sustainable materials management projects in Idaho.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: Tickets now on sale for Kent Conservation District’s 19th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Oct. 12

The Kent Conservation District invites everyone to a rompin’, stompin’ good time at its 19th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser to be held from 6 to 11 p.m.
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COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI: Court Decision against Weed Killer Based on Bad Evidence Could Raise Food Prices, Harm the Environment

Last week, a jury in California awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed glyphosate, an ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, caused his cancer.
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ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Listening Session Scheduled for ADEQ's Air Integrated Regulation Streamlining Project

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued the following announcement on Aug. 6.The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is announcing a listening session scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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BAY PLANNING COALITION: 1.2 Million Passengers at Oakland International in June

Bay Planning Coalition issued the following announcement on Aug. 2.Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today released June traffic reports, which reveal that total passenger activity at the airport increased 2.9% – from 1,218,265 in June 2017 to 1,253,329 in June this year.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Gear Up for Advocacy with Farm Bureau’s Trade Toolkit

A toolkit developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation is now available to assist farmers and ranchers in their advocacy efforts on trade during the August congressional recess.
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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: ADEQ Issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for the Tucson Area

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for ozone in the Tucson area, effective August 3 and 4, 2018. This HPA is due to levels expected to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm Bureau’s Duvall Addresses National Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse Targeting North Carolina Farms

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today joined a special national agriculture roundtable highlighting a recent wave of nuisance lawsuits targeting North Carolina hog farm
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NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: New Jersey Updates Fish Consumption Advisories for Lower Delaware River Watershed, Expand Testing to Include PFAS

The Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, has updated recreational fish advisories for tributaries, lakes and ponds in the lower Delaware River watershed as part of the state’s ongoing fish-safety monitoring program.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: Online registration now open to volunteers for 31st annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Online volunteer registration is now open for the 31st annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15.
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Idaho readies auto salvage cleanup

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is asking for public input on a draft plan for cleaning up the former Kelley’s Auto Salvage property in Heyburn, which remains contaminated with lead and petroleum chemicals, the department said recently.
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Chevron, Western Nuclear agree to continue uranium mine cleanup efforts in New Mexico

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Western Nuclear Inc., recently agreed to develop options for cleaning up uranium mine waste at two Navajo Nation sites near Gallup, New Mexico, an effort expected to cost the companies $300,000 each, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a release.
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