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Cheers, Montana! Montana Department of Environmental Equality has partnered with Montana Resources Efficiency Program (MREP) to help businesses function at peak performance by minimizing energy and water consumption, reducing pollution and maximizing productivity.
During the creation of the Wyoming Voluntary Remediation Program, the Wyoming Legislature recognized the need for facility owners and operators to do everything possible to prevent contaminants from being released to the environment. As a result, in order to encourage pollution prevention activities, the Legislature added the requirement that facilities must implement […]
During Pollution Prevention Week we urge you to continue to spread the word: think of ways to prevent pollution in your world, innovate, and do it the green way from the beginning! That’s the key to saving resources and moving toward sustainability. Visit Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s website for […]
The Montana State University (MSU) is dedicated to helping the state’s small businesses and local governments use progressive, integrated pollution prevention (P2) strategies to increase productivity, while safe guarding our air, water, land and other natural resources. Learn more about MSUs P2 Program Here
Pollution prevention (P2) is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source. P2, also known as “source reduction,” is the ounce-of-prevention approach to waste management. Reducing the amount of pollution produced means less waste to control, treat, or dispose of. Less pollution means less hazards posed to […]
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Trump modify 10 national monuments created by his immediate predecessors, including shrinking the boundaries of at least four western sites, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Washington Post.
While much of the country’s attention in recent weeks has been on the hurricanes striking southern Texas and the Caribbean, a so-called “flash drought”, an unpredictable, sudden event brought on by sustained high temperatures and little rain, has seized a swathe of the country and left farmers with little remedy. […]
The argument that National Monuments impede economic growth doesn’t hold water, say an economist and conservationists. With 98% of public comments in favor of leaving monuments just the way they are, many think the Trump administration is going to make changes to allow more energy and timber development.
Wildfires burned across hundreds of thousands of acres in the American and Canadian West this week, fueled by scorching temperatures that are breaking heat and fire records across the region.
The implicated contaminants — most notoriously chlorinated solvents, such as TCE and tetrachloroethylene (known as perc), as well as benzene — can migrate through soil and groundwater from where they have seeped into the earth from a leak or a spill. Common sources include dry cleaners, gas stations, auto repair shops, military bases and industrial sites, […]
At issue is the Back Forty mine, a proposed 83-acre open pit gold, zinc and copper mine in the southwestern corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The mine would sit within 150 feet of the Menominee River, which forms the Michigan-Wisconsin border—and is namesake for the Menominee Tribe across the border […]
The Lummi Nation declared a state of emergency Thursday after a weekend spill of Atlantic salmon from a fish farm in San Juan waters.
Environmentalists, ranchers, tribal governments and Western lawmakers had been watching closely to see if Mr. Zinke would propose changing the borders of the Bears Ears National Monument, which President Barack Obama established at the end of his term, and other scenic and historic areas under federal protection.
How do you draw a single borderline through three separate, overlapping nations? While that might sound like a Zen koan—the geopolitical version of the sound of one hand clapping—it’s the actual predicament facing the Tohono O’odham Nation, a Native American tribe whose territory includes both the United States and Mexico. […]
EPA researchers are conducting a citizen science study called Smoke Sense to: Determine the extent to which exposure to wildland fire smoke affects health and productivity Develop health risk communication strategies that protect public health during smoke days
Addressing Data Inequities in American Indian Communities Through an Environmental Public Health Tracking Pilot Project
The Tribal Environmental Health Tracking pilot project provides an example of how state public health Tracking programs can be responsive to data inequities, build relationships between tribes/urban Indian communities, and increase their competency for working with indigenous communities.
Montana State University offers a Fall 2017 online Native American Studies course called Indigenous Planning. The course is open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at MSU, including professionals working in the field of community planning.
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to decide whether it will hear an appeal from water agencies and rule in the precedent-setting legal fight over whether the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians holds rights to groundwater in the California desert.
The answer is complicated, but ultimately, whether any state, red or blue, will see a clean energy job boom depends on economic factors, chiefly, whether renewable energy is cost-competitive with traditional fuel sources like natural gas or coal. Steadily-falling prices suggest the green jobs boom will likely continue, in spite of Trump’s […]
On July 27, 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers for authorizing the construction of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access pipeline. Just over a year later, the project has been completed and carries crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to an export terminal in […]
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