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Apr 21 2021
Maryland sued a Columbia-based waste management and recycling company, Ecology Services Inc., for an estimated $2.1 million.  Maryland is claiming…
Apr 8 2021
It was big news in the Pacific Northwest storm water world this past December when researchers at Washington State University released research…
Apr 6 2021
On March 3, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced its 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.   The report card graded 17…
Feb 1 2021
The U.S. EPA today announced that Keehi Marine has agreed to pay a $127,821 penalty for the discharge of pollutants like lead, zinc and copper…
Oct 28 2020
The Connecticut River Conservancy has been awarded $11,250.  The money will be used to fund a study looking at microplastics in the Connecticut River…
Oct 8 2020
An environmental report card has assigned grades for the water quality in Long Island Sound. According to the report card by Save the Sound, nitrogen…
Aug 18 2020
The Baker-Polito Administration announced $500,000 in grants to support projects for polluted storm water runoff.  The goal is to protect coastal…
Aug 3 2020
Lake George’s main regulatory agency is proposing new rules to curb runoff from lakeside development.  The changes include: Timber harvesting…
Jul 29 2020
Naples, Florida is seeking input from the public about proposed water quality improvements to three storm water lakes within the city.  Public…
Jun 29 2020
A cold storage and food warehouse in Lynden is agreeing to pay $41,500 for violating the federal Clean Water Act, according to the U.S. EPA. …
Jun 22 2020
The town of Wendell, North Carolina must completely map its storm water system and improve its maintenance program to comply with state regulations…
Jun 18 2020
In a Facebook post that showed dark water near Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, the city addressed the darker water and said it came from a group…
May 12 2020
Oregon, Portland’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comments on its pending decision that its work investigating storm…
Apr 22 2020
The EPA published a final rule rolling back environmental protections.  The final rule, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, was written by the…
Apr 16 2020
The U.S. EPA announced that Roubin & Janeiro, Inc., owner of an asphalt manufacturing facility in Washington, D.C., has agreed to actions to…
Mar 18 2020
Pennsylvania residents and businesses have reached out to lawmakers with concerns about new storm water fees being assessed by local governments.…
Mar 9 2020
A program that protects the Dillon Reservoir from the excessive phosphorus levels and algae growth is undergoing changes and scaling back its…
Feb 18 2020
A Mauldin, South Carolina resident is finally getting the sinkhole in his driveway repaired. Russ Maio, the resident, has been waiting for repairs…
Feb 11 2020
In Omaha, Nebraska, and in many cities across the country, storm water runoff is a major cause of water pollution. The storm water runoff carries…
Jan 8 2020
Federal regulators are proposing a new way to limit water pollution from a dozen towns surrounding Great Bay. The draft general permit from the U.S.…
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