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New high-tech buoy coming to Buzzards Bay

October 16, 2021

BOSTON (AP) - A high-tech buoy designed to enhance maritime safety is being installed in Buzzards Bay, state environmental officials said. The buoy that measures wave height, wave period, wave direction and ...

When a town disappears: what eminent domain looks like

October 14, 2021 |

Today about 40 percent of the city's drinking water flows from it and through the Catksill Aqueduct, according to New York City's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Maine utility corridor 75% cleared of trees as vote looms

October 13, 2021 |

They also say environmental gains are overstated and that the project would stymie smaller, homegrown solar and wind power projects. ... The Maine Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on the leased section Tuesday.

Tanker truck rolls over near Boston spilling diesel fuel

October 13, 2021

(AP) - A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel rolled onto its side near Boston early Wednesday morning, spilling fuel into environmentally sensitive areas and blocking a major intersection, ...

State alleges improper asbestos removal, disposal in Salem

October 8, 2021

"The place was completely cleaned by MRM under the direction of the (Department of Environmental Protection)."

Fishers, green coalition: Beach widening at NJ Shore a waste

October 7, 2021 |

In releasing a resiliency strategy in April, the state Department of Environmental Protection warned that it will grow increasingly difficult to live near the shore and recommended incentives for people to move ...

Pipeline developer charged over systematic contamination

October 5, 2021 |

A felony count accuses the operator of willfully failing to report spills to state environmental regulators. ... He called on state lawmakers to toughen penalties on corporate violators, and said the state ...

Offshore wind is both a boon and an unknown, leaders say

October 5, 2021 |

Addressing the forum on offshore wind energy at Stockton University's Atlantic City campus, Shawn LaTourette, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, said the state is committed to learning ...

State prosecutors abruptly halt pipeline probe announcement

October 4, 2021 |

Shapiro's office had billed it as a "major environmental crimes case," and a YouTube page set up to carry the announcement was headlined "AG Shapiro Charges Mariner East Developer With Environmental Crimes." ...

Florida Forever conserves ecosystems as money dwindles

October 2, 2021 |

Florida Forever, touted as "the largest land acquisition program of its kind in the United States" by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, aims to find willing sellers of undeveloped land to ...

Kennebec dam owner sues Maine agencies as saga continues

September 28, 2021

The lawsuit contends that the Department of Marine Resources improperly helped the Department of Environmental Protection draft fish passage policies, claiming that the cooperation between state agencies ...

Electric Vehicles Will Usher in New Pennsylvania Regulations

September 28, 2021 |

Electric Trucks and Cars to Be Required A rebate of up to $1,000 is available for Pennsylvanians who buy electric vehicles, according to a Facebook Live event hosted Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of ...

Pennsylvania eyes $500M from feds for environmental program

September 28, 2021

Growing Greener, begun in 1999, has had prior injections of cash, but environmental advocates say what's left is inadequate, considering long-term inflation and growing needs like preventing farmland runoff and ...

Maine finds no violations at salmon farm fish die off site

September 27, 2021

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said the company reported more than 100,000 fish deaths between the two sites.

Maine AG considers suing over PCB, PFAS contamination

September 25, 2021

Over the next two years, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection plans to sample approximately 700 additional locations, and in January 2023 will begin receiving reports of PFAS use in products sold in Maine pursuant to a new state law.

Why 49ers shouldn't be touting their stay at a West Virginia resort with dark, unaddressed history

September 21, 2021 |

In 2016, Jim Justice reached a roughly $3 million settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency for a series of violations of environmental regulations at his mines throughout the southern United States. ...

Florida's Manatees Struggle With Ongoing Famine

July 31, 2021 |

(Notably, by the time Furness's article was published, the manatee death toll was up to 881 for the year. ) The article notes that Florida's Department of Environmental Protection is in the midst of a project to ...

Column: Get views of the unspoiled east along Nipmuck Trail

July 29, 2021 |

Both bridges were relocated in 1999 from streets around Mansfield by the town's department of public works. ... The town secured a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection and moved them both ...

Maine becomes first state to shift costs of recycling from taxpayers to companies

July 14, 2021 |

Maine has developed a reputation for leading the way on environmental legislation since passing one of the first bottle bills in the 1970s. ... Nichols, who said estimates from the state's Department of ...

Texas college helps restore reefs: diners' discarded shells establish new oyster colonies

July 5, 2021 |

The shells are then collected by the state Department of Environmental Protection, and workers and volunteers with Rutgers and Stockton universities and the Jetty Rock Foundation load them on barges and dump ...

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