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Governor signs coal ash clean up legislation

~ Newly-approved bills will protect water quality by removing over 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Chesapeake Bay Watershed ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation to clean up more than 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Virginia, after a historic bipartisan agreement that was … Continue reading

NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise
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NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise

by Kaitlyn M. Wolodkewitsch On Friday, Oct. 20, crew members from the Greenpeace Ship Arctic Sunrise gave a group of Norfolk State University students and faculty a private tour of the ship explaining their mission and their goals, as well as showing what everyday life is like on the Arctic Sunrise. Greenpeace ships travel the world peacefully … Continue reading

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Norfolk seeks citizen input on “green infrastructure” plan

The City of Norfolk is developing a new ‘green infrastructure’ plan. Come learn about Norfolk’s tree canopy, how to better protect the City from storms, reduce flooding, restore habitats and provide more recreation access. Do you want: Less flooding and clean water? Access to fishing and boating? Safer streets and cleaner air? Attractive neighborhoods? Thriving … Continue reading

Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination
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Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing in its mandate to protect underground drinking water reserves from oilfield contamination, according to a federal review singling out lax EPA oversight in California, where the state routinely allowed oil companies to dump wastewater into some drinking water aquifers. The U.S. Government Accountability Office … Continue reading

EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides
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EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said the new standard of 70 parts per billion will reduce exposure to dangerous ozone … Continue reading