EPA Proposes Required Cleanup for “Forever Chemicals“

9 PFAS would be added to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the designation of nine “forever chemicals” as “hazardous chemicals”…

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Interior to Develop Satellite System for Tracking American Geology

The department announced a partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the development of a new satellite system to document…

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USDA Partners with AFA to Cultivate Future Agricultural Leaders

The goal is to prepare young people for careers in agriculture in the federal sector. Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a Memorandum…

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Interior Department Updates Climate Policy

Secretary announces creation of Climate Science Application Team. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has announced four updated climate policies for the Department of the Interior, working to…

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New Members Appointed to Puerto Rico Conservation Board

The governor of Puerto Rico and the Interior Department jointly approve three leaders. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced the appointment of three members to the…

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USDA Announces Funding for Compost and Food Waste Reduction

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is overseeing the program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $9.5 million available for pilot projects that develop and test strategies for…

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Interior Advances Tribal Mining Policy Reformation

Secretary Haaland acknowledges historical injustices to Native Americans. The Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced a number of changes to improve federal policy for Tribal mining. President…

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Virginia Congressman Succumbs to Cancer

Representative McEachin was just reelected to a fourth term. Representative Donald McEachin of Virginia passed away late Monday after battling cancer for a year. Congressman McEachin, who had just…

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USDA to Hold 3rd Urban Agriculture Meeting

The federal advisory committee will discuss production policies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will virtually host the third public meeting for urban agriculture on November 29. The…

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USDA Announces New Opportunities to Improve Nutrient Management

Natural Resources Conservation Service focuses on support for U.S. producers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new preservation and climate-conscious plans funded through $19.5 billion allotted under…

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