Plastics industry braces for US infrastructure bill

The plastics industry is positioning itself – and in some cases is poised – to win a share of the $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the US Senate in a bipartisan vote on September 7. The bill aims to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges, and other infrastructure, and fund new climate-resilient projects as well as broadband initiatives. While the …

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Water, wastewater projects top ICIP

The water and wastewater projects have driven Tucumcari’s Annual Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (PICI) for the years 2023 to 2027. The city commission approved the five-year plan at its regular meeting on Thursday. Topping the list, like last year, were repairs to the sewerage facilities on the east side of the city along historic Route 66. The city hopes to …

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Oil and gas drilling is getting dangerously close to our national parks

Millions of Americans are spending more time exploring the waters we fish in, the national parks we love, and the wild places near and far. The benefits of these activities are many and they bring to life the many local economies that depend on thriving outdoor recreation this year more than ever. At the same time, many of those same …

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Join Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for the 2021 Pennsylvania Pick Up Program | State

To prevent trash from ending up in our waterways, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful urges Pennsylvania residents to participate in Pick Up Pennsylvania, in support of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. This year’s program runs from September 1 to November 30. During this time, registered events can get free garbage bags and gloves provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, …

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Booming wind industry faces its own green dilemma: landfills

Siemens launches the first recyclable wind turbine blade Wind groups use blade dumping as a rallying problem Industry calls for a ban on landfills in the EU BRUSSELS, Sept. 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Wind turbines have become a vital source of green energy around the world, but their manufacturers increasingly face an environmental conundrum: how to recycle them. The …

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ETBU, the Marshall community collects donations from Ida | New

East Texas Baptist University is raising donations for the Men’s Texas Baptist Disaster Relief Efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. Items collected during the fundraiser include bottled water and bottled Gatorade, baby and adult diapers, baby wipes, cleaning supplies, laundry products and paper items. ETBU Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Students Holly …

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Union Carbide faces retrial for water pollution

An attorney for the Courtland Company has filed a new complaint with the Charleston U.S. District Court for water pollution from an industrial landfill belonging to Union Carbide. In his fourth trial since 2018, Charleston attorney Michael Callaghan alleges Union Carbide operated the landfill from the 1950s to the 1980s and was not designed to contain toxic material. The site …

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Budget of $ 1.2 billion for fiscal year 2021-2022 approved

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and city council have approved a $ 1.2 billion operating and capital budget for fiscal 2022, which begins October 1. The Balanced Budget is designed to meet top community priorities, including streets, public safety, parks, and neighborhood improvements. With this budget, we can invest significant sums in high priority areas …

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Explanation: More severe storms test aging US offshore oil facilities

A satellite image shows an oil slick after Hurricane Ida near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, United States on August 31, 2021. NOAA / Handout via REUTERS HOUSTON, Sept. 7 (Reuters) – Stronger hurricanes threatening America’s Gulf of Mexico coast energy hub increase the risk of oil spills from damage to the region’s refineries, oil rigs and pipelines under -marines, according to …

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Garbage collection could soon cost you more

OTTAWA – Ottawa is on the brink of a waste crisis, and the solution may be just a few clicks away for residents. A City of Ottawa online survey asks how you want your garbage collected, to help reduce waste. However, you only have a few days left to vote on how you want the city to handle garbage. “There …

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Long: Holding wastewater treatment plants, the city responsible | By the people

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