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Apr 2 2020
After a Mar. 26 U.S. EPA release of a temporary policy regarding the agency's enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 (…
Mar 9 2020
There is legislation with the intent to expand and put more regulations on discharge permits for poultry houses in Maryland.  This legislation is…
Mar 5 2020
The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment period on the draft Clean Water Act permit for New Hampshire's Great Bay by 30 days. The new deadline…
Feb 26 2020
A group of Briar Chapel, North Carolina residents are working to oppose the ownership transfer that will expand Briar Chapel Wastewater Treatment…
Feb 25 2020
The U.S. EPA is exploring market-based approaches to combat chronic algae problems in parts of the Great Lakes region. The agency announced it was…
Jan 20 2020
Major U.S. river ecosystems such as the Mississippi are both suffering from and contributing to aquatic dead zones caused by algae blooms in…
A red tractor rests idly on a farmstead by a lake with a yellow building in the distance. Iowa is leading the charge in solutions for excess nutrient loading into water ways with his nutrient exchange program.
A red tractor rests idly on a farmstead by a lake with a yellow building in the distance. Iowa is leading the charge in solutions for excess nutrient loading into water ways with his nutrient exchange program.
Jan 13 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists there are 253 harmful algae blooms resulting in lake and beach closures or public health advisories…
Nutrient Loading Lake Erie Harmful Algae Bloom September 2017
A landsat satellite image of Lake Erie during a harmful algae bloom event from September 2017. Source: https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/lake-erie-algal-bloom
Jan 6 2020
In August 2019, the Gulf of Mexico dead zone at the delta of the Mississippi River was measured at 6,952 square miles, the eighth largest in the 33…
Dec 12 2019
The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment period for its proposed plan, which evaluates the impacts of the current and expected future volume of…
Dec 10 2019
U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin have announced $38.4 million in federal funding for the implementation of key water infrastructure…
Nov 13 2019
Operations of two water treatment installations in Surakarta, a city in Central Java, Indonesia have been disrupted by liquor waste pollution in the…
Nov 8 2019
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) intends to sue the city of Burlington, N.C. for its undisclosed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (…
Nov 7 2019
Coleto Creek Power Plant in Goliad, Texas is among 16 coal plants in the state allegedly responsible for contaminating nearby groundwater with…
Nov 6 2019
The Trump administration has moved to roll back an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the leaching of toxic pollution into water supplies from…
Nov 5 2019
The state of Alaska, city of North Pole and Flint Hills Resources are suing Williams Alaska Petroleum for spills of hazardous chemicals that seeped…
Nov 4 2019
A month after the state issued a public health advisory for a harmful algal bloom in Kentucky’s Briggs Lake, the cyanobacteria is almost gone,…
Oct 31 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently approved and held a mark up session on H.R. 1497, the Water…
Oct 30 2019
Massachusetts Wequassett Resort and Golf Club reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit brought by the Conservation Law Foundation after the resort…
Oct 28 2019
The Maryland Environmental Service (MES) has upgraded the Freedom District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sykesville in an effort to more effectively…
Oct 22 2019
The Sierra Club has filed suit against GenOn Power Midwest, claiming its coal-fired generating station is discharging heated wastewater into the…
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