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Judge rules oil drilling activities can continue in Scio Township

A standing-room only crowd packed Judge David Swartz's courtroom in downtown Ann Arbor Wednesday for a hearing on a motion that would have halted oil drilling activity in Scio Township.


Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Environmental, Waste Management

7 hrs ago | Recycling Today

Nebraska awards $4.3 million in recycling and waste reduction grants

Patrick Rice, the acting director for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, has announced the awarding of $4.3 million in grants through the state's Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Fund.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

13 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

Drinking Water Systems Draw Federal Concerns

But a few are larger and serve thousands. TCEQ officials say the federal estimate is outdated and high; by their account, about 4 percent of systems have issues that need more attention.


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Environmental Law, Law, Nueces County, TX

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Long Creek Reservoir being drained by Meridian

The city of Meridian is draining Long Creek Reservoir because it doesn't have the money needed to repair a leak in the dam.


Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Waste Management, Environmental

The Spokesman-Review

PHD Lifts Fernan Lake Health Advisory

A health advisory was issued on July 8 for Fernan Lake by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and Panhandle Health District.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

The Advocate

No waste at proposed Alsen landfill until after court fight, company pledges

Louisiana Land Acquisitions LLC won't accept any waste at a planned landfill near the community of Alsen in north Baton Rouge until a legal challenge to its approved state permit is resolved, a company attorney assured a judge Monday.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Environmental, Waste Management

Beach closure lifted in Biloxi

The Sun Herald reports samples taken by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory show bacteria have returned to acceptable levels.


Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, Waste Management, Environmental

Air Quality Alert (Advisory) Monday PM and Tuesday

The Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality has declared Monday to be an Air Quality Alert Day .


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Activism

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Detroit News

Opponents sue oil exploration company, DEQ over permits to drill wells near Ann Arbor

Residents attempting to stop oil exploration in Scio Township have filed a lawsuit targeting the company looking to drill there and the state of Michigan.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

Corps of Engineers raises questions about St. Tammany fracking permit

The Army Corps of Engineers has raised concerns about a controversial proposal to frack for oil near Mandeville , stating among other things that steps to avoid wetlands impacts have not been taken and noting other possibly less problematic drilling sites have not been considered.


Related Topix: Mandeville, LA, Environmental, Waste Management

Bellingham Herald

Groups sue over steel plant's air emissions permit

They object to a decision in May by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to revise the permit for a Dearborn plant owned by Severstal, a Russian company that is selling the plant to AK Steel of West Chester, Ohio.


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, West Chester, OH, Chester, OH

KREM-TV Spokane

Wildfire smoke lowers Spokane area air quality

Drifting wildfire smoke has lowered air quality in much of Eastern Washington and parts of northern Idaho.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Spokane, WA, Washington, Environmental, Waste Management, Asotin, WA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Star

Sustaining Waters: Part 2 -- The Ouachita and the environment

Ouachita Riverkeeper activist Cheryl Slavant says foam shown here demonstrates the Georgia Pacific Plant in Crossett, Ark., is polluting the Ouachita River.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Environmental, Waste Management, Sterlington, LA, West Monroe, LA, Monroe, LA

Michigan DEQ declares Monday an ozone action day as temperatures start to rise

Southeast Michigan will be under an air quality alert Monday as forecasters expect the workweek start off with a summery steaminess.


Related Topix: Weather, Environmental, Waste Management, Washtenaw County, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Air Quality Alert

The Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality has declared Sunday to be an Air Quality Alert Day .


Related Topix: Indiana, Waste Management, Environmental, Activism

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Clean Air Action! Day Sunday

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has declared Sunday, July 20 to be an Action Day for high levels of ozone.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

Window on the Clearwater

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Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Advisory from 8:30 a.m. July 19 to 10 a.m. July 21 for the following areas off the Nez Perce Reservation: Clearwater, Nez Perce, Latah, Lewis and Idaho counties.


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management

Sea Coast Echo

Hancock Utility Authority on the hook for $10M pre-Katrina loan;...

The Hancock County Utility Authority will soon find out if it has to repay a $10 million loan procured by one of its member organizations before the authority was formed in 2006.


Related Topix: Hancock County, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS, Waveland, MS, Environmental, Waste Management

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Residents in Watson could see gravel pit in their backyards

Neighbors said only one home received a joint public notice that looks to be issued out by The US Army Corps of Engineers and The Department of Environmental Quality.


Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental, Waste Management, Hammond, LA


Michigan DEQ awards recycling grants

Three organizations will share a quarter-million dollars in grants from the Department of Environmental Quality for recycling efforts in Michigan.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental


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