Environmental groups concerned by new permit for Eastern Shore facility with history of pollution, considering legal action – Baltimore Sun

Several environmental groups are concerned about a new five-year permit that the state issued to Valley Proteins, a Dorchester County industrial facility with a history of environmental violations. The environmental nonprofits, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and ShoreRivers, as well as local group Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, are worriedContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Regulatory delays frustrate green groups

Environmental activists are frustrated with timelines for environmental regulations. Meanwhile, the FDA is proposing new guidelines for lead in baby food, and the debate rages on over an upcoming bill regarding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This is Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, theContinue Reading

Environmental groups, residents battle light pollution in effort to save night sky in Pa. Wilds | Community News

Communities in north-central Pennsylvania are taking action to limit outdoor artificial lighting that is encroaching on what has become a crucial resource in the region: darkness. Satellite data show the Pennsylvania Wilds, a rural region comprising millions of acres of mountains and forestland that feature sterling views of the nightContinue Reading

Environmental, conservation groups optimistic shifting makeup of DNR board will yield policy changes

Environmental and conservation groups say they’re optimistic about changes to the board that oversees natural resources policy in Wisconsin after two members recently resigned, including its controversial former chair. Bill Bruins and former chair Fred Prehn resigned from the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board at the end of last month, endingContinue Reading

Environmental groups to push coal ash disposal, conservation funding with lawmakers | News

YORKTOWN — Wooded areas along the White River in Delaware County bustle with wildlife activity year-round, according to volunteers at the Red-tail Nature Preserve near Muncie. “These are rare and special places,” said Julie Borgmann, executive director of the Red-tail Land Conservancy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and restoringContinue Reading