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Fisheries News ItemsInaugural High Knob Outdoor Festival comes to Norton in August - Coalfield.com7/17/2018 12:06:26 AM
Inaugural High Knob Outdoor Festival comes to Norton in August Coalfield.com ... The Nature Conservancy, Pathfinders Outdoor Adventures, town of Pennington Gap, Pine Mountain Trail Conference, town of St. Paul, Virginia Cooperative Extension Wise County Office, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries , the Woodbooger ...
Man arrested after shooting along the New River - WDBJ77/15/2018 4:47:20 AM
WDBJ7 Man arrested after shooting along the New River WDBJ7 (WDBJ7) Members of the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police, along with Conservation Police Officers with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries responded to a shooting along the New River ... Shooting suspect in custody The Declaration all 8 news articles »
State briefs for Sunday, July 15 - Richmond.com7/14/2018 9:34:17 PM
Richmond.com State briefs for Sunday, July 15 Richmond.com NEWPORT NEWS — Archers in Newport News will have more time to hunt deer this upcoming season, given that the city has joined the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries ' urban archery program. Newport News' deer hunting season will now ...
Timber Rattlesnakes in Virginia - WSLS 107/10/2018 6:25:55 PM
WSLS 10 Timber Rattlesnakes in Virginia WSLS 10 It's a lousy day by summertime standards. Rain is spitting from the gray clouds and low overcast that cover the tops of the mountains. It's terrible weather for snake hunting, but Dave Garst, a biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland ...
A baby black bear was captured in Portsmouth - 13newsnow.com WVEC7/10/2018 5:28:00 PM
13newsnow.com WVEC A baby black bear was captured in Portsmouth 13newsnow.com WVEC PORTSMOUTH, Va . (WVEC) -- The Portsmouth Police Department, Animal Control and the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries worked together to capture a baby black bear on Tuesday. According to Brent Stokes from the Portsmouth Police Department, the ... Baby black bear spotted in Portsmouth on Tuesday, police said Virginian-Pilot Portsmouth officials relocate un-bear-ably cute black bear cub to natural habitat wtkr.com Bear cub captured in Portsmouth neighborhood WAVY-TV all 4 news articles »
Newport News Extends Deer Hunting Season - U.S. News & World Report7/10/2018 1:08:00 AM
Newport News Extends Deer Hunting Season U.S. News & World Report Newport News Extends Deer Hunting Season. Urban archers in Newport News will more time to hunt deer this upcoming season. The Daily Press reports that the city has joined the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries ' urban archery program.
New Virginia hunting, trapping regulations kick into effect - WHSV7/2/2018 7:17:19 PM
WHSV New Virginia hunting, trapping regulations kick into effect WHSV "Basically, instead of having the paper tags with you, you can actually do it all online," said Page Pearson with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries , "which is huge. It's such a convenience for everyone." In addition, further guidance ...
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries kicks off Dry Water campaign due to holiday weekend - WSLS 106/29/2018 7:20:33 PM
WSLS 10 Department of Game and Inland Fisheries kicks off Dry Water campaign due to holiday weekend WSLS 10 DUBLIN, Va . - The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says the leading cause of recreational boating accidents is alcohol use. Starting Friday, the department is rolling out its campaign Operation Dry Water campaign to help keep you safe.
DGIF to enforce drinking and boating safety through 'Operation Dry Water' - WSET6/26/2018 10:52:50 AM
WSET DGIF to enforce drinking and boating safety through 'Operation Dry Water' WSET From June 29 to July 1, Virginia Conservation Police Officers will be out on the water in force, looking out for boaters who are under the influence. According to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries , that is the weekend of heightened ...
Groundwater News ItemsPoultry industry: Accomack growers addressing groundwater permits - Delmarva Daily Times7/16/2018 11:09:00 AM
Delmarva Daily Times Poultry industry: Accomack growers addressing groundwater permits Delmarva Daily Times In May, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a consent order that allowed poultry operations drawing more than 300,000 gallons of water per month to continue growing operations during the permitting process. "They heard back from ...
Pipelines, Birds and Coal Ash: A Look at Environmental Coverage Inside Appalachia - West Virginia Public Broadcasting7/13/2018 8:41:23 PM
West Virginia Public Broadcasting Pipelines, Birds and Coal Ash: A Look at Environmental Coverage Inside Appalachia West Virginia Public Broadcasting In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we'll hear why some are worried about the risk of water contamination from major gas pipelines being built through parts of West Virginia , projects which also promise jobs in the region. ... As the Trump ... and more »
Tasting award-winning water treatment - Suffolk News-Herald7/12/2018 10:05:26 PM
Suffolk News-Herald Tasting award-winning water treatment Suffolk News-Herald SWIFT water is then treated again to match and be added to water inside the Potomac Aquifer, the primary source of groundwater throughout eastern Virginia . “It's a pretty neat approach to solving a number of problems, the biggest one of which is that ...
Dry Cleaning Leak Leaves Giant Plume of Chemicals in Groundwater Beneath Virginia Community - NBC4 Washington7/10/2018 7:25:51 PM
NBC4 Washington Dry Cleaning Leak Leaves Giant Plume of Chemicals in Groundwater Beneath Virginia Community NBC4 Washington More than a decade ago, a Virginia dry cleaning business stopped using a potentially hazardous chemical after learning of a leak, but an environmental impact report has just been released. Residents of Fairlington Glen, an Arlington community of about ...
Chemical Leak at Fairlington Dry Cleaners Prompts Neighborhood Worries - ARL now7/9/2018 1:45:35 PM
ARL now Chemical Leak at Fairlington Dry Cleaners Prompts Neighborhood Worries ARL now Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality has spent years working with TBR Associates, the owner of the Fairlington Shopping Center along N. Quaker Lane, to evaluate conditions at the business. With a final report in hand, they're planning a ...
Local legislators get mixed review from conservation watchdog - Virginia Gazette7/6/2018 1:00:06 PM
Virginia Gazette Local legislators get mixed review from conservation watchdog Virginia Gazette Mason opposed the bill to begin fracking in eastern Virginia because he felt that would threaten the region's ground water. “Our groundwater is under severe stress as it is,” Mason said. The regional Potomac Aquifer is a groundwater reserve that ...
Coal Ash Series Examines Kentucky Energy Industry Waste - West Virginia Public Broadcasting6/21/2018 9:30:24 AM
West Virginia Public Broadcasting Coal Ash Series Examines Kentucky Energy Industry Waste West Virginia Public Broadcasting On this West Virginia Morning, hazardous chemicals left over from coal-fired power plants are leaching into groundwater across Kentucky. This new look at coal ash pollution comes from the power plants themselves -- they were recently required to make ... and more »
Coal Ash Uncovered: Polluted Groundwater Found At 14 Kentucky Sites - West Virginia Public Broadcasting6/19/2018 10:02:02 AM
West Virginia Public Broadcasting Coal Ash Uncovered: Polluted Groundwater Found At 14 Kentucky Sites West Virginia Public Broadcasting Now, new data show the coal ash buried in landfills and submerged in ponds at many of these sites has contaminated local groundwater . This new look at coal ash pollution comes from the power plants themselves; they were recently required to make public ... As EPA approves Oklahoma coal ash program, researchers find widespread contamination Utility Dive EPA Shifts Oversight of Coal Ash to a State for First Time Power Engineering Magazine all 304 news articles »
Coal Ash Uncovered: New Data Reveal Widespread Contamination At Ohio Valley Sites - West Virginia Public Broadcasting6/18/2018 9:56:27 AM
West Virginia Public Broadcasting Coal Ash Uncovered: New Data Reveal Widespread Contamination At Ohio Valley Sites West Virginia Public Broadcasting In Kentucky and West Virginia , every power plant covered under the EPA rules had coal ash waste sites with evidence of contaminated groundwater , according to the analysis by WFPL and the Ohio Valley ReSource. Already, three sites in Ohio, four sites in ... and more »
Nutrient Credit Trading News ItemsPA Senate approves Bay funding bill - without the funding - The Chesapeake Bay Journal2/5/2018 8:56:00 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Journal PA Senate approves Bay funding bill - without the funding The Chesapeake Bay Journal Growing Greener III would renew the closest thing Pennsylvania has to funds in Maryland and Virginia that are dedicated to paying for Bay restoration. Growing Greener underwrites farm preservation, stream bank restoration, forest conservation and more.
The limits of the Flush Tax - Baltimore Sun12/5/2017 12:05:23 PM
Baltimore Sun The limits of the Flush Tax Baltimore Sun Maryland is hardly alone in this, as the report found violations elsewhere in the Chesapeake watershed in West Virginia , Pennsylvania and New York, bringing the total to 21. Why so many violations in Maryland given the millions of dollars invested in ... and more »
Some States Have Trading Programs to Help Address Nutrient Pollution, but Use Has Been Limited - Government Accountability Office10/16/2017 2:40:43 PM
Government Accountability Office Some States Have Trading Programs to Help Address Nutrient Pollution, but Use Has Been Limited Government Accountability Office The majority of nutrient credit trading during 2014 occurred in three state programs—programs in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia . A review of trading data from these programs showed that most point sources participating in the three state ...
Localities not buying into nutrient trading – for now - The Chesapeake Bay Journal5/20/2017 8:08:05 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Journal Localities not buying into nutrient trading – for now The Chesapeake Bay Journal The report's authors worked alongside officials in Maryland's Montgomery and Queen Anne's counties and in Virginia's Arlington County for almost five years to help them establish a framework for trades. Each will need to reduce stormwater runoff to ...
Hampton Roads cities are lining up for $2 billion in pollution-reduction credits – for doing nothing - Virginian-Pilot3/9/2017 9:07:12 AM
Virginian-Pilot Hampton Roads cities are lining up for $2 billion in pollution-reduction credits – for doing nothing Virginian-Pilot Henifin said he expects the other localities that stand to gain from the credit-trading deal – the cities of Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York – to ... and more »
New plant on James River to require 1st pollution trade of its kind in VA - The Chesapeake Bay Journal1/22/2017 4:08:03 PM
The Chesapeake Bay Journal New plant on James River to require 1st pollution trade of its kind in VA The Chesapeake Bay Journal It's also the first project to test Virginia's ability to add new industrial facilities to the Chesapeake Bay watershed while maintaining pollution caps set for the James River more than a decade ago. Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., which is operating in ...
Proposal would do a lot to clean the Chesapeake Bay, but could it let other polluters off the hook? - Virginian-Pilot12/23/2016 10:24:03 PM
Virginian-Pilot Proposal would do a lot to clean the Chesapeake Bay, but could it let other polluters off the hook? Virginian-Pilot “Certainly, there would be significant water-quality benefits to the habitat, to critters and so forth,” Sanner said during a recent conference organized by the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, part of the College of William & Mary Law School. With less ...
Nutrient pollution trading in limbo in Maryland as it expands in Virginia - Baltimore Sun (blog)12/16/2014 6:01:51 PM
Baltimore Sun (blog) Nutrient pollution trading in limbo in Maryland as it expands in Virginia Baltimore Sun (blog) While the Obama administration is touting Virginia's pollution trading program as an "innovative market-based approach" to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland's trading effort remains stuck in limbo after years of study and debate. Environmental ... and more »
Federal Agencies Support Virginia's Innovative Market-based Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay - USDA.gov (press release)12/16/2014 11:49:02 AM
Federal Agencies Support Virginia's Innovative Market-based Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay USDA.gov (press release) "I am glad the federal government has chosen to recognize this innovative, pro-business program," said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. "Our nutrient credit trading system is building the New Virginia Economy by protecting our environment and ... and more »
River Access - laws regarding surface water use News ItemsReport: Virginia Drinking Water Threatened by Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines - Natural Resources Defense Council5/29/2018 12:22:52 PM
Report: Virginia Drinking Water Threatened by Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines Natural Resources Defense Council Given that the Virginia Water Board and Department of Environmental Quality are required by law to protect groundwater as well as surface waters from contamination, this new report provides multiple reasons for the Water Board to require individual ...
Supreme Court set to hear arguments on uranium mining - YourGV.com5/23/2018 11:01:44 AM
YourGV.com Supreme Court set to hear arguments on uranium mining YourGV.com ... laws impeding access to nuclear facilities, diminishing the availability of materials necessary for nuclear development. Opponents to Virginia Uranium say that mining and storage of radioactive waste would threaten rivers and streams feeding public ...
US Utilities Find Water Pollution at Coal Ash Dumps - U.S. News & World Report3/2/2018 7:30:24 PM
U.S. News & World Report US Utilities Find Water Pollution at Coal Ash Dumps U.S. News & World Report Pam Faggert, the chief environmental officer for Richmond, Virginia -based Dominion, said the company also conducts surface water tests near its facilities and was confident that the groundwater impacts were not having an effect on public drinking water ... Water pollution found at Northwest, other ash sites The Daily Herald all 30 news articles »
West Virginia Senate Votes to Ax Water Pollution Provision - U.S. News & World Report2/22/2018 4:43:59 PM
West Virginia Senate Votes to Ax Water Pollution Provision U.S. News & World Report West Virginia Senate Votes to Ax Water Pollution Provision. The West Virginia Senate has voted unanimously for a bill that would delete a section of state law governing water pollution by surface coal mining. Feb. 22, 2018, at 4:35 p.m.. West Virginia ... and more »
Surface Water Quality News ItemsDominion's long-awaited coal ash assessment is in, but what the utility will do with it remains unclear - Richmond.com12/1/2017 9:41:52 PM
Richmond.com Dominion's long-awaited coal ash assessment is in, but what the utility will do with it remains unclear Richmond.com It adds that tests of nearby surface water “indicate that all constituent concentrations are below Virginia Surface Water Quality Standards” for aquatic and human health. The report also notes that several technologies, including slurry walls, systems ... and more »
Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended - U.S. News & World Report11/11/2017 9:06:28 AM
U.S. News & World Report Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended U.S. News & World Report West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection said it conducts significant surface water quality sampling. Agency officials shared with academy scientists their two-week testing near a mountaintop mine in 2012 that found no conclusive evidence ... and more »
West Virginia Groundwater Not Affected by Fracking, but Surface ... - Duke Today4/24/2017 10:58:10 AM
Duke Today West Virginia Groundwater Not Affected by Fracking, but Surface ... Duke Today Accidental spill of fracking wastewater at a shale gas well site in West Virginia.Credit: Avner Vengosh, Duke U. Note: Avner Vengosh is available for additional ... and more »
In dryland African regions, limiting wildlife water access can reduce water quality - Science Daily10/16/2015 10:10:24 AM
Science Daily In dryland African regions, limiting wildlife water access can reduce water quality Science Daily ... increases in these areas -- because restricting access and concentrating wildlife populations along riparian regions can impact water quality and, potentially, human health, according to Virginia Tech research published this week in the journal ...