"Bipartisan legislation to ban offshore drilling in state waters and to prohibit infrastructure there from supporting drilling in federal waters off New Jersey, was approved 37-0 on Monday by the state Senate." It now goes to the governor for signature.
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"Atlantic salmon farming has been banned from Washington state waters after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the restrictions on nonnative fish farms into law last week in Olympia."Source: KUOW/NPR, 03/29/2018
"Senior Democrats are demanding that Congress’s investigative arm probe whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s mass reassignment of senior career civil servants last summer violated federal anti-discrimination laws."Source: Talking Points Memo, 03/29/2018
"Jobs and a thriving industry are growing up around the ‘repowering’ of existing wind farms, as technology upgrades increase their renewable energy production."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/29/2018
"Environmental groups on Wednesday started a campaign to oust Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, citing what they say is his propensity for “spending lavishly on himself.”"Source: Washington Examiner, 03/29/2018
"Ohio-based utility company First Energy announced Wednesday that it intends to close three of its nuclear power plants, two in Ohio and one in Pennsylvania, calling on the states to enact policies to save the facilities."Source: Washington Examiner, 03/29/2018
"It’s long been clear that U.S. coal plants are struggling. A study released Monday shows how much -- concluding that barely half earned enough revenue last year to cover their operating expenses."Source: Bloomberg, 03/29/2018
"The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said late on Tuesday it was proposing to cancel a planned hike in higher “gas-guzzler” penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards."Source: Reuters, 03/29/2018
"In the United States, pet dogs produce 21.2 billion pounds of poop each year. All that poop is polluting water sources, both in urban areas and the backcountry, largely because dog owners aren’t doing a good enough job picking it up."Source: Outside, 03/29/2018
"Fewer Republicans say they believe that there is a scientific consensus on climate change or that the effects of global warming have already begun, according to a new Gallup poll, which showed a widening partisan gap near record levels."Source: Washington Post, 03/28/2018
"When state regulators tried to get the future president to address a few environmental problems on two golf courses some years ago, little did they know they’d be treated to a multi-year lesson in how he handles regulatory challenges."Source: ProPublica, 03/28/2018
"Firefighting foam with a chemical thought to cause cancer and other health problems will be banned in two years for local fire departments and districts in Washington."Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, 03/28/2018
"A coalition of environmental groups is teaming up for a multi-pronged campaign to try to get Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt fired or to resign."Source: The Hill, 03/28/2018
"Western U.S. residents could endure two more lethal wildfire seasons before the implementation of a widely-praised fix to how the federal government funds fighting and preventing wildfires."Source: McClatchy, 03/28/2018
"Over the course of 14 months, 37 chemical releases were reported to the Coast Guard's National Response Center by facilities or individuals in St. James Parish [Louisiana], according to an analysis by environmental advocacy groups. The list of releases ranged from reports of chemical smells to a large quantity of a known carcinogen emitted from a plastics manufacturer."Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 03/28/2018