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EPA not on track to meet pollution reduction goals for Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE -- The 2025 federal deadline is looming for the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay.Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency say they are not on track to meet their pollution reduction goals as planned. In a virtual news conference, officials explained they will need more time to hit their target and they would like to recommend a new timeline.Their findings indicate only two states are on track to meet the 2025 deadline -- Washington D.C. and West Virginia. Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware and New York all fell short on different levels. RELATED COVERAGE:Report: Pennsylvania Falls Behind In Chesapeake Bay...
VIRGINIA STATE
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Farming: New Welsh rules on reducing river pollution delayed

Controversial rules aimed at reducing agricultural pollution in rivers are being delayed by three months, the Welsh government has announced. Ministers will also consult on a licensing scheme giving more generous allowances for farmers spreading slurry and fertiliser on land. They have promised to provide an extra £20m to help...
AGRICULTURE
BBC

Somerset biodiversity projects given £900,000 boost

Hundreds of thousands of pounds are to be spent improving a wildlife habitat in one part of Somerset. Somer Valley Rediscovered has been given more than £926,000 for nature recovery projects. The sites being improved are Haydon Batch in Radstock, Waterside Valley, Westfield, Midsomer Norton Town Park, Wellow Brook...
SCIENCE

Christian Menefee Aims to Bring Polluters to Justice

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HARRIS COUNTY, TX
westernmassnews.com

Town by Town: HCC Latinx fiesta, Chicopee RAD classes, Energy Efficiency Day

(WGGB/WSHM) - Holyoke Community College celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday with a Latinx fiesta. The fiesta was held on the second floor of the HCC campus center. HCC faculty, staff, and students representing some 20 South American, Latin American, and Caribbean countries each had their own table celebrating their cultures with food, music, and art.
CHICOPEE, MA

Social media engagement increases government action, reduces pollution: study

Citizen engagement through social media leads to a significant improvement in government response and a decrease in water and air pollution, a new study has found. Using China as a testbed, an international team of researchers said they asked citizen volunteers to send out both public and private messages appealing for action after industrial plant violations occurred.
ENVIRONMENT
uticaphoenix.net

State News: Gov. Hochul Signs Legislation to Hold Drinking Water Polluters Accountable

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation (S.8763A/A.9824A) allowing local water authorities to take legal action against drinking water polluters for claims that were previously barred due to the statute of limitations. Local water authorities may generally only file legal claims against companies within three years of when misconduct or contamination occurred.
POLITICS
Santa Clarita Radio

How To Manage Fuel Costs

At one point or another, every business owner has been confronted with overhead costs they weren’t expecting. From distribution costs to fuel, keeping costs low is the only way to make a profit. In fact, when it comes to keeping fuel costs to a minimum, you need a concrete plan that offers concrete solution. This guide is going to show you some of the best ways to make that happen.
CALIFORNIA STATE
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