Tag Archives: water quality

DVIDS – News – U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards Reaffirm Great Lakes Environmental Response Partnership

The US and Canadian Coast Guards share a long history of collaboration on the Great Lakes. theseinland waters are vital to the economies of both countries, with an estimated 34 million people living in and aroundthe Great Lakes basin on both sides of the border. Keeping these waters clean and …

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HILL COUNTRY STATE

A recently released report by the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network examined the current state of conservation and growth in the Hill Country. What he revealed was a region at a crossroads, facing threats to its future. The report, titled “State of the Hill Country,” established a baseline for eight …

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Lake Champlain Basin Program Awards $4.4 Million in Grants | Local News

Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program recently awarded more than $4.4 million in grants to communities and organizations in New York, Quebec and Vermont to improve the future of the Lake Champlain watershed. Lake Champlain. The LCBP has awarded nearly $20 million to more than 1,630 projects …

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DNR Announces Conserve Georgia Stewardship Grant Finalists | News

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced the selection of the 2021-2022 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program “Conserve Georgia” grants for conservation and outdoor recreation projects. Selected applicants will be invited to the second tier application, marking the final level of the application process for their proposals. This round …

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bill would allow good Samaritans to clean up mines | Opinion

Jonathan Wood Across the western United States, abandoned mines, including about 23,000 in Colorado, are releasing toxic pollutants into the environment every day, altering water quality, dirtying fish habitat and compromising the environment. public health. Conservation groups, mining companies and other private parties would voluntarily clean up many of these …

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State and Federal Governments Move to Wind Power Leasing in Gulf of Mexico – Energy and Natural Resources

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. In the first six weeks of 2022, state and federal governments have taken action for the development of offshore wind energy off the coast of Louisiana. On February 1, the Climate Initiatives Task …

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Fayette County Student Is District-Wide Finalist in Water District Essay Contest

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) announced the district-wide winner for the 20and annual college essay competition, Samarth Iyengar of the Kittredge Magnet School, as well as 14 other regional winners. This year’s competition focused on the unique nature of the region’s water resources and the …

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Governor Wolf Builds on Lead-Free AP Commitment, Announces $168 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 13 Counties

Building on his commitment to lead-free PA, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $168 million for 15 drinking water, wastewater and stormwater projects in 13 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “Making critical investments like those announced today helps revitalize our communities across the Commonwealth,” Governor …

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The Clean Water Act authorization rule finalized by the Army Corps

On December 27, 2021, the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a Nationwide Licensing Final Rule (NWP) renewing an essential licensing tool for the government and the regulated community. To comply with the Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act), projects with minimal adverse environmental effects may obtain an …

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South Hampton Baptist Church Celebrates Project Completion | Community

SOUTH HAMPTON – The South Hampton Baptist Church Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the completion of a $ 25,078 project to restore the exterior of the South Hampton Central Church. South Hampton Baptist Church (SHBC) is a New England church dedicated to the person and ministry of Jesus …

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Mizzou researchers propose to change drinking water laws

Researchers at the University of Missouri are calling for a new approach to the Clean Water Act, and the team wants to start at the sink and work your way up to where the rain hits the earth. Lawyer Robin Rotman and civil engineer Kathleen Trauth are co-authors of a …

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St. Lucia River and Indian River Lagoon Nonprofits Seek Christmas Donations

When you’re tasked with protecting and restoring the waters of North America’s most biodiverse estuary, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to crunch the finances and crunch the numbers for daily accounting. Mike Conner, the Indian Riverkeeper, therefore has a “12 Days of Christmas” wish for the Treasure …

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The Recorder – Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. in Colrain to pay $ 1.5 million for 2019 acid spill

COLRAIN – The cotton bleaching company believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 270,000 fish, including thousands of state-listed rare species, following an acid spill at its Colrain plant in 2019 agreed to pay nearly $ 1.5 million in settlement. North Carolina-based Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. reportedly dumped …

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A backyard seat: OSHA, Air and Waters | Pillsbury – Gravel2Gavel Construction and Real Estate Law

The courts have rendered several new and important decisions on environmental and administrative law in recent weeks. UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Inc. v. EPAOn November 12, 2021, the DC Circuit ruled in a split decision that neither Section 202 …

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Creating paths to nature | UM Detroit

Micah Blake Smith Courtesy of Belle Isle Conservancy Detroit is known for the cars and the traffic that goes with it. Many neighborhoods are filled with houses close to each other and large business districts. And there are concrete slabs almost everywhere you look. Micah Blake-Smith loved growing up in …

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New septic system technology to clean Cape Town’s waters

As Jennifer Loughran led a tour of the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition’s Shubael Pond Project, she called a newly installed NitROE sewage septic system a “living laboratory.” “Maybe looking at a septic system isn’t always exciting,” said Loughran, project manager at the coalition. “But just thinking about the possibilities these …

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New Staff Added to Adirondack Nonprofits –

Here’s a look at recent new hires at nonprofits in the Adirondack region: Adirondack Council hires Blake Neumann as clean water advocate The Adirondack Council announced another significant addition to its growing conservation team, Blake Neumann, who will fill the newly created role of Clean Water Advocate. Blake Neumann, who …

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Florida manatees die in record numbers due to food shortage

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita said one of his charter clients’ strengths is spotting manatees foraging on seagrass in shallow water. It’s not so exciting when they stumble upon the emaciated carcass of a starving manatee. “It’s not good when you have customers …

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Minnesota Drinking Water Rules Changes Gain Federal Approval

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has proposed to change the Class 3 and Class 4 water quality standards, which are intended to protect water used by industry, agriculture, livestock and wildlife. The MPCA said the old standards were based on outdated science, without much evidence to support pollution limits. But …

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San Diego Community News Group

Mitigation actions underway at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium to protect marine organisms as oceanographers assist with wind and current forecasts The University of California, San Diego is protecting critical campus operations and assisting federal and state agencies in the event oil leaking from a broken pipeline off …

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Degraded water and TMDL compliance

The EPA announced that it provided the state with the 2020 Missouri Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303 (d) final list of degraded waters on September 13, 2021. Section 303 (d) of the CWA requires states to submit their lists of degraded waters to the EPA for approval every two …

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US aims to relax contaminant testing at nuclear weapons lab

SANTA FE, NM (AP) – The US Department of Energy wants to switch to less stringent testing for carcinogenic chemicals in and around one of its major nuclear weapons laboratories despite concerns from environmentalists and New Mexico regulators. The federal agency is using the Triennial Review of New Mexico’s Surface …

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SEITC funded for a fish consumption project

Federal grant will fund efforts by the Southeast Alaska Native Transboundary Commission and Wrangell Cooperative Association to collect data on the amount of fish and other seafood consumed by Indigenous people who reside in Wrangell . The grant of $ 129,343 for the two-year project was awarded by the Office …

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Authorities continue to monitor blue-green algae in Lake Wylie

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Services completed the last assessment of Lake Wylie on Monday, September 20. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC – No active blue-green algae blooms have been reported in two coves of Lake Wylie following a recent assessment by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. According to a new statement provided by the ministry, …

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Rebecca Drohan is the new Guardian of the Carolina Coastal Waters

Rebecca Drohan holds a water sample. Photo: Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Rebecca Drohan, who has been on the Coastal Carolina Riverwatch staff since 2018, is now the Coastal Carolina Waterkeeper. Coastal Carolina Riverwatch announced Monday that its board of directors had recently appointed Drohan, describing the role of Waterkeepers as the …

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Northern Neck environmental law champion turns 88

By Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal News Service William Tayloe Murphy, Jr., a leading figure in Virginia’s environmental protection efforts who spearheaded the passage of many historic environmental laws, died on September 15. He was 88 years old. Murphy – widely known simply as Tayloe – was an attorney who represented …

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Q&A: Interview with Tess Gillham, Senior Design Director, Water

At Jacobs, we think differently about the future as today’s challenges demand innovative approaches to create a more connected and sustainable world. With a staunch commitment to the spaces we inhabit, both globally and environmentally, we continually re-energize our efforts to be responsible stewards of the natural world, while providing …

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Attorney General Bonta urges Biden administration to protect California waterways | State of California – Department of Justice

Expanding the Definition of “United States Waters” to Address Environmental Justice and Climate Change OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and New York Attorney General Letitia James today led a multi-state coalition by submitting a comment letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps …

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Another drawdown of Lake Ocheda possible

The continued low water levels in the lake make it an ideal time for a second attempt, OOWD administrator Dan Livdahl told the board at a meeting on Tuesday. Livdahl said pulling the joists from the Lake Ocheda dam will only lower the lake’s level by one foot. “We are …

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Depoe Bay Approves ARPA Funding for Wells | New

Depoe Bay has requested approximately $ 332,000 in American Rescue Plan Act grant funds to help improve the city’s water infrastructure by contributing to a project that will help rehabilitate two city-owned wells and connect them to its existing water supply system. Depoe Bay City Council, at its Tuesday night …

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DEP comments on the restoration project of the lower Guyandotte watershed plagued by agricultural runoff and faulty septic tanks | Energy and environment

The Lower Guyandotte River watershed, which spans parts of seven counties, has several hundred streams that do not meet water quality standards. West Virginia environmental regulators are collecting public comment on what they’re doing about this. The State Department of Environmental Protection will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom at …

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Just call for clean water | Editorials and columns

Finding a balance between environmental protection and development conducive to economic growth has always been the challenge of environmental regulation. The Trump administration was not interested in balance, however. He easily took away science-based environmental protections for the benefit of developers everywhere. Particularly egregious was the elimination of an Environmental …

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Stormwater management can protect water quality: study

North storm drain showing people recreating too close to a storm water spill in Banks Channel. Photo: Mallin, Grogan study In American bays and estuaries, stormwater runoff is the second leading cause of water degradation. North Carolina’s coastal watersheds are no exception, making stormwater management techniques necessary to maintain the …

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Summary of New Indiana Wetlands Act Signed By Governor Holcomb

On April 29, 2021, Governor Eric Holcomb signed the Senate Registration Act 389 (“SEA 389”), which makes significant changes to Indiana’s Remote Wetlands program as well as lesser changes to the 401 program. water quality certification. SEA 389 received strong support during the legislative process after passing the Indiana Senate …

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