Saturday, December 15, 2018
EPA complaint leads to better runoff protection for Ipswich River

Construction company agrees stop stricter regulations at Masschusetts site.
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Syngenta plant in Louisiana enters busiest time of year

As farmers across the U.S. begin to plant their crops, Syngenta’s St. Gabriel, Louisiana, plant is kicking into high gear to ensure that its agri-chemical products are readily available. “We can’t deliver on our promise to help farmers grow more if our products aren’t getting to them quickly and dependably, whether they need a couple of ounces or dozens of 900-pound bags of crop-protection products,” Site Logistics Manager Josie Anderson said on Thursday.
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Massachusetts AG supports EPA's MATS standards

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued a statement to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).
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EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule slammed in committee hearing

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) spoke out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States rule at an Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing on Tuesday.
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Poplar Pipeline clean-up transitions from emergency response

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced on Monday that response to the Poplar Pipeline spill on the Yellowstone River will transition from emergency response and oil recovery to long-term remediation and monitoring.
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White House plan to save bees amid conflicting reports on neonics

BodyConflicting reports about whether neonicotinoids, a newer class of insecticides, are responsible for honey bee deaths are emerging just as a task force created by the Obama Administration prepares to release its recommendations to combat the loss of pollinators.
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EPA proposes updated reporting requirements for nanoscale materials

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to propose a one-time requirement for chemical companies to report information about nanoscale chemical substances already on the market on Wednesday.
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Ohio EPA holds public hearing about annual agenda

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard public comments and answered questions about their proposed annual agenda for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) at a public meeting today in Columbus.
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McKinley draft aims to boost states' authority over coal-ash regulation

U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) released a discussion draft on Tuesday for the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act, which would give states greater authority over coal-ash permit programs. The measure would allow states to choose whether they implement their own permit programs or whether they grant that authority to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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EPA determines chemical poses risks to pregnant women

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday that the paint and coating removal chemical N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) can be harmful to pregnant and childbearing-aged women.
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Portman Amendment Seeks To Mitigate Effects of EPA Regulations

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) submitted an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution on Tuesday that would enable states to opt out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations related to the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
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Low groundwater levels spur drought watch for 27 Pennsylvania counties

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a drought watch for 27 counties in the state’s northeast and central regions on Tuesday due to below-average groundwater levels.
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Whitfield combats EPA carbon dioxide emissions rule with Ratepayer Protection Act

Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, introduced a discussion draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act on Monday, combating a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that would regulate existing power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions.
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EPA announces 2014 Clean Diesel Grant awardees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that Puerto Rico will benefit from its Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program in 2014, receiving $8 million for projects that replace, retrofit and upgrade diesel engines.
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EPA chief: Plan for new water rule has created confusion

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy promised progress on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule change and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) while addressing the National Farmers Union (NFU) last week in Wichita, Kansas.
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Sen. Inhofe challenges White House Counsel over new hire’s Environmental Defense Fund history

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) challenged the recent hiring of Megan Ceronsky as a senior advisor for the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change.
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Nebraska governor selects new Department of Environmental Quality director

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced on March 2 that Jim Macy would take the reins as the next director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
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ECOS representative supports state-based coal ash management

A representative of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) recently announced his support for a bill that would set up a state-based regulatory program to ensure the safe management and disposal of coal ash.
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