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  1. Broken promises, Mother Nature snag state's wetland construction, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Three decades ago, Massachusetts became a darling of the environmental movement for requiring developers to replace virtually every square foot of wetlands they destroyed to build houses, parking lots and shopping malls. The policy was designed to slow the destruction of one of nature's most underappreciated resources: swamps, marshes, seasonal ponds and other soggy places that filter pollution, host threatened species and control floodwaters.

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  2. Broken promises, Mother Nature snag state's wetland construction, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Environmental consultant Glenn Krevosky talks about the characteristics of new and old wetland soil during a visit to replicated wetlands adjacent to the Hampton Inn at 736 Southbridge Street in Auburn on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. In the background is a residential neighborhood on Warren Road in Auburn.

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  3. EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Rocky Mount Telegram

    Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan.

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  4. EPA notified of large Oklahoma fuel spillRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | KSWO

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the Environmental Protection Agency has been notified of a large fuel spill in the Arkansas Kerr-McClellan Navigation Channel in Muskogee County. The patrol says the spill in the Three Forks area of the channel and appeared to be on the surface of the water.

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  5. TVA cuts controversial tree policy, seeks lawsuit dismissalRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    TVA cuts controversial tree policy, seeks lawsuit dismissal TVA wants a federal judge to drop a lawsuit filed against the utility over a controversial tree-trimming policy. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1ARW2da TVA's controversial tree-trimming policy led to a federal lawsuit filed by several homeowners who disagree with the environmental impact of the plan.

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  6. Will: Lighting Fuses in OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | National Review Online

    Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma's attorney general, and one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors. The second existential challenge to the Affordable Care Act began here.

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  7. DOE signs off to continue SRS tank closuresRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Star

    Liquid waste work at the Savannah River Site took a step forward with the recent signing of a document that allows SRS to complete cleanup and closure of the underground liquid waste tanks in the H Tank Farm. According to the press release, the Department and SRS conducted technical environmental analysis, public review and comment, and consultation with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before the signing.

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  8. Salina is losing a visual reminder of its mining pastRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daily Camera

    Sandbags confined the mill tailings to an area between a solid rock cliff and Four Mile Creek. Boulder was founded by gold-seekers, but the county's mining and milling history is difficult for today's generation to comprehend.

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  9. Great Lakes wolves return to endangered listRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    A federal judge overturned an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list Friday. The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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  10. Center for Biological Diversity wants Texas horned lizard declared an endangered species in OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    The Center for Biological Diversity along with concerned scientists and citizens in Oklahoma have petitioned the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to declare the Texas horned lizard an endangered species in the state. The Center for Biological Diversity along with concerned scientists and citizens in Oklahoma have petitioned the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to declare the Texas horned lizard an endangered species in the state.

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  11. OHP: Large Fuel Spill On Navigation Channel In Muskogee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a large fuel spill on the Arkansas Kerr-McClellan Navigation Channel in the Three Forks area in Muskogee County Saturday afternoon. The spill appeared to be on the surface of the water, according to OHP.

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  12. U.S. Rep. Smith asks Obama to preserve New Madrid levee planRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Missourian

    Missouri Congressman Jason Smith has written to President Barack Obama to push for the completion of a Missouri Bootheel region levee after concerns were raised about the project. The $165 million New Madrid Floodway would close a quarter-mile-long gap in the southern end of a network of levees to protect rich Missouri agricultural land from frequent flooding from the Mississippi River.

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  13. Environmental groups sue EPA over storm drain pollutionRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Jurist

    The National Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Center [advocacy websites] claim that the EPA has failed to obey a court order from a 2003 case , which required the agency to redo its 1999 urban storm runoff regulations. The order, which also suggested that the agency consider creating regulations for unpaved forest road runoffs, stemmed from the court's finding that the regulations did not comply with the Clean Water Act [text].

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  14. State and federal authorities seek killer of bald eagle in Rocky HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | TheDay.Com

    The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Environmental Conservation Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking the public for information about a bald eagle that was shot a week ago in Rocky Hill, DEEP announced Friday. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

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  15. New coal ash rules add requirements, but might not have stopped Dan River spillRead the original story

    Friday | SNL Financial

    The U.S. EPA created a slew of new reporting, monitoring and containment requirements for coal ash waste sites in a final rule released Dec. 19, but it might not have prevented the coal ash , which has been in the works since 2010, does not regulate coal ash from power plants as hazardous waste, much to the consternation of environmentalists. However, it sets requirements for coal ash sites at active power plants, including monitoring groundwater, keeping waste sites away from water bodies, and mandating new reporting from utilities.

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  16. Smith asks Obama to preserve levee planRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | KFVS12

    Congressman Jason Smith is calling for the completion of the St. John's Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project in the Bootheel of Missouri. Smith says it is "obvious that people in Illinois have been lied to about this project by outsiders who aren't from the region and who would like to see all of the flood plain on both sides of the river revert back to bird and fish habitat."

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  17. Allied Paper landfill: Proposed redevelopment plan hinges on EPA's acceptanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2014 | MLive.com

    A redevelopment plan for the 90-acre Allied Paper Superfund site that has the backing of city officials now hinges on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency changing its feasibility study of the site. It's a move advocates are calling "unprecedented," but they say they remain optimistic.

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  18. A first for delta water pumping: Voluntary cutback to protect fishRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    On New Year's Eve 2012, the Sierra had 140% of the normal December snowpack and rivers swelled with storm runoff. But strangely, a crippling reduction of water pumping had already begun in Northern California.

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  19. Large Fuel Spill Reported On Arkansas River In Muskogee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    The Oklahoma Department of Safety has reported a large fuel spill on the Arkansas Kerr-McClellan navigation channel. The spill is in the Three Forks Area of Muskogee County, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers.

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  20. OSHA cites company after 2 workers are injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Norwalk Reflector

    In response to a complaint of an electrical shock injury, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that a 20-year employee was injured while he performed service work on an electrical panel at a Coldwater rice-cake manufacturer. Following the investigation, OSHA has cited Basic Grain Products Inc. for two repeated and five serious safety violations.

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