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Exclusive resort can use treated wastewater for snowmaking

Jun. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An exclusive Montana resort has been granted a permit to use treated wastewater in its early season snowmaking operations, the state Department of Environmental Quality said. The private ski and golf resort — whose members include Tom Brady and...

Energy Secretary says US wants 'responsible' lithium mining

Jun. 10, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said the Biden administration wants to see lithium needed for electric cars to be mined “in a responsible way" that respects the environment and Native American tribes. Granholm said during a visit to...

Settlement: Quincy will spend $100 million to repair sewers

Jun. 10, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Quincy agreed Wednesday to invest some $100 million over more than 10 years to repair its stormwater system after being sued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. attorney's office for violations of the Clean Water Act. The city...

Curbside glass recycler fined $1M for air quality violations

Jun. 09, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined the state’s largest glass container recycler over $1 million for repeated air quality violations. The agency said last week it had issued a $1.03 million fine to Owens-Brockway, a...

Tennessee to funnel $52M more into Memphis megasite

Jun. 08, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that the state will pour $52 million into building a complicated wastewater discharge pipeline into a sprawling site that has failed to land potential tenants due to a lack of infrastructure buildout. ...

Crews focus on lingering hotspots in Phoenix recycling fire

Jun. 07, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix fire crews made significant progress overnight putting out a huge blaze that swept through multiple recycling yards, destroying businesses and injuring one firefighter. Fire Capt. Todd Keller said more than 30 firefighters were still at the scene...

Multiple businesses lost in huge Phoenix fire; 1 hurt

Jun. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews remained on the scene Sunday of a huge fire in Phoenix that roared through multiple recycling yards, destroyed several businesses and injured a firefighter. More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze Saturday that marked the single...

Dozens of fire units battle blaze at Phoenix recycling yards

Jun. 05, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of fire crews from metro Phoenix battled a large fire that involved multiple recycling yards and commercial buildings and sent black smoke over much of the city on Saturday. Fire Capt. Todd Keller, a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman, said the fire...

Red tide limits harvesting at aquatic farms in Tampa Bay

Jun. 05, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fears over red tide prompted Florida officials to briefly prohibit aquaculture farmers from harvesting in lower Tampa Bay, although the ban was lifted Saturday morning, state officials said. The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County...

Biden targets $2.8B for conservation, outdoor recreation

Jun. 03, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed funding for dozens of conservation and recreation projects across the country as it allocates $2.8 billion in grants and programs authorized by a landmark conservation law enacted last year. ...