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Air Quality Alert (Advisory) Monday PM and Tuesday

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

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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.

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Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

NOLA.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

MLive.com

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.

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

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WOODTV.com

Air Quality Alert

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

WHTC

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.

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Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

Public Power

July 21, 2014 - People

Nancy Sutley , immediate past chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality , where she served from 2009 to 2014, has been appointed chief sustainability and economic development officer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in California.

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Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, California, California Government, Downtown (Los Angeles, CA), Environment, Science

Gainesville Daily Register

Gainesville receives superior water rating

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report rated the City of Gainesville's water supply as superior.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, TX, Environmental, Waste Management, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

MLive.com

Oil company and MDEQ officials 'very confident' Scio Township drilling will continue

The proposed oil well would be at the corner of Miller and West Delhi Roads in Scio Township.

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Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management

Thu Jul 17, 2014

MLive.com

'Individuals end up having to do the jobs of government'...

As more deep hydraulic fracking projects begin in Michigan, individuals are forced to do the government's job by suing those companies when there are environmental issues, says Christopher Grobbel.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Environmental, Waste Management, Swartz Creek, MI, Genesee County, MI, Flushing, MI, Ludington, MI

WRVA-AM Richmond

AUDIO: DEQ Investigates Fish Kill

Henrico County, VA _ The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has determined that it was oxygen deprivation that killed thousands of fish in the lake in the Wyndham subdivision of Henrico.

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Related Topix: Henrico County, VA, Waste Management, Environmental

Tri-cityherald.com

Regulators deny permit for Detroit petcoke storage

In a letter Thursday to Detroit Bulk Storage, Lynn Fiedler of the department's air quality division says the company failed to outline sufficient dust control measures, even in a revised version of its application.

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Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Regulators deny permit for Detroit petcoke storage

In a letter Thursday to Detroit Bulk Storage, Lynn Fiedler of the department's air quality division says the company failed to outline sufficient dust control measures, even in a revised version of its application.

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Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

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